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Matthew Garber, The Tragic Mary Poppins Star

Matthew Garber is best known for his role in 1964’s Mary Poppins—but few know that the adorable child actor met a tragic end.
February 4, 2024 Sarah Ng
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Nikola Tesla Knew How To Show Off

Nikola Tesla has been called “The Man Who Invented the Twentieth Century” for his pioneering work with electricity, but let’s be honest: The number one thing most people know him for is the Tesla coil—and with good reason. The man knew how to show off.
January 22, 2024 Jamie Hayes
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Gloom And Doom: The Year Without A Summer

The Year Without A Summer produced famine, riots, epidemics—and some of the most remarkable works of art of the 18th century.
January 16, 2024 Samantha Henman
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Frank Hayes, The Doomed Jockey

Frank Hayes was an Irish stableman and trainer—but on the fateful day of June 4, 1923, he was a jockey that met a tragic end.
January 12, 2024 Sarah Ng
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42 Wig-Melting Facts About Louis XIV: The Sun King of France

Behind the big parties and big hairpieces, however, the history of Louis XIV is accompanied by a scandalous canon of intrigue, intimacy, wine, colonial violence, war, and fashion.
July 19, 2024 Christine Tran
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65 Surprising Facts About Famous Scientists

These days the world's most innovative scientists don't really get as much attention as they should. That's because real, profound genius often comes hand-in-hand with being absolutely bonkers. From making their employees sample soup to test their loyalty to forbidding followers from eating beans, find out which famous scientists were certified crazy, and what they did to gain that reputation.
July 17, 2024 Miles Brucker
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Misunderstood Facts About Catherine Of Braganza, The Forgotten Queen

Catherine of Braganza and Charles II’s relationship went from fear to hatred to love—which makes their tragic ending all the more heartbreaking.
July 17, 2024 Dancy Mason
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55 Regal Facts About Empress Elisabeth, The People’s Tragic Queen

The story of Empress Elisabeth proves that all the beauty and privilege in the world can’t prevent a life of heartbreak and tragedy.
July 17, 2024 Dancy Mason
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Free-Spirited Facts About Michelle Phillips, The California Dream Girl

There was no band as dysfunctional as the Mamas & the Papas—and Michelle Phillips may be the most tortured member of them all.
July 14, 2024 Dancy Mason
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Tragic Facts About Joanna Moore, The Star Who Lost It All

Beautiful Joanna Moore had a TV and film career, a gorgeous husband, and two beautiful kids. Watching it all come tumbling down will break your heart.
July 11, 2024 Byron Fast

Eye-Opening Facts About England, The World's Beloved Old Blighty

England Facts: Before public restrooms in London, men would walk the streets with long cloaks and chamber pots, offering privacy for people who had to go.
July 24, 2023 Miles Brucker
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Hectic Facts About New York City, The City That Never Sleeps

New York City is one of the most iconic places on earth—but the city that never sleeps still has its fair share of chilling secrets.
July 24, 2023 Carl Wyndham

10 Historical Myths That People Still Believe

For some reason, people still believe these historical myths to be true, even though they’ve been proven wrong.
July 4, 2024 Samantha Henman
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These Toys From Your Childhood Could Be Worth A Lot Of Money

If your parents—or you—were the type to carefully pack away old toys in the attic or basement once you grew out of them, well, you’re in luck. A whole bunch of the toys we grew up with are worth a bunch of money now. Here’s a selection…starting in the $100 range and going all the way up to $3.2 million!
May 24, 2024 Samantha Henman
10/29/74-Kinshasa, Zaire: Muhammad Ali smashes a right to the head of George Foreman.

70s Trivia To Stump Your Friends

Author Tom Wolfe called the 1970s the “Me” Decade and the “Third Great Awakening.” People were trying to move past the push-pull of wars and social movements that had defined the previous decades—and while there might not have been any kind of grand awakening, a lot certainly went on. How much do you remember?
May 23, 2024 Samantha Henman
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The Most Common Misconceptions That People Still Believe

How many of these common misconceptions did you think were true?
May 16, 2024 Jamie Hayes
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Most People Still Believe These “Facts” But They’re Totally Bogus

How many of these common misconceptions did you think were true?
May 8, 2024 Jamie Hayes


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