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"Mary Poppins" Film Still

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

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
Caspar David Friedrich: Two Men by the Sea

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
Portrait of Frank Hayes

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

Folksy Facts About Will Rogers, America’s Favorite Cowboy

Will Rogers could simultaneously throw three lassos, but nothing could protect him from the fatal journey that took his life.
May 14, 2024 Byron Fast
P.T. Barnum and Commodore Nutt, c. 1862.

Resilient Facts About Commodore Nutt, The Tiny Entertainer With A Big Personality

Commodore Nutt was one of the biggest attractions at Barnum’s American Museum, but at the age of 33, he met an end so tragic—it’s unforgettable.
May 13, 2024 J. Clarke
Portrait of Gypsy Rose Lee

Revealing Facts About Gypsy Rose Lee, The Best Burlesque Performer

Gypsy Rose Lee was one of the most mesmerizing burlesque dancers in history—but though she bared all, her darkest truths remained hidden.
May 6, 2024 Brendan Da Costa
Sophie Tucker

Saucy Facts About Sophie Tucker, The Last Of The Red-Hot Mamas

Sophie Tucker had a legendary stage career, yet tragically spent her old age ailing and alone. But her final request was the most heartbreaking of all.
May 6, 2024 Brendan Da Costa
Keith Moon (1947 - 1978) of The Who performs on stage in Paris, 9th September 1972.

Wild Facts About Keith Moon, The Rock And Roll Animal

The wild life of the Who's drummer Keith Moon makes the rock stars who came after seem downright saintlike in comparison.
May 6, 2024 Byron Fast

Bawdy Facts About Benny Hill, Britain’s Most Baffling Comedian

Benny Hill was the English comedian whose bawdy humor titillated and tickled audiences to tears. But, behind the scenes, his innocence was almost heartbreaking.
April 29, 2024 Brendan Da Costa

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
New York City Facts

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

The Most Common Misconceptions That People Still Believe

How many of these common misconceptions did you think were true?
May 16, 2024 Jamie Hayes
Missing Persons

26 Missing Persons Cases, Solved

We all know that when someone goes missing, it's very rare they're ever found alive. But in these cases, we get to find out "what really happened."
May 9, 2024 Dancy Mason

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
Hated Movie Characters

Irritating Facts About The Most Hated Movie Characters In History

The hated character who killed Bambi’s mom is known only as “Man,” but years later he was almost revealed as another famous Disney villain.
February 1, 2024 J. Clarke

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