‘Oldest Man’ Dies At Age 146

The supercentenarian, who was known as Mbah Ghoto (Grandpa Ghoto) to his family, outlived four wives before eventually sucumbing to old age at his home in Central Java on Sunday. Unfortunately his claim to fame as the world’s oldest human being cannot be verified because Indonesia only started keeping official birth records in 1900. According […]

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Why Did Agatha Christie Disappear in 1926?

Famous for creating fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, Agatha Christie’s murder mystery novels are overshadowed by one particularly enduring mystery about her own life. On December 3, 1926, Christie, who was 36 at the time, left her home in Sunningdale and drove towards Surrey. Her car was found abandoned the next morning with […]

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Feral Girl Found With Monkeys In A Forest In India

A girl unable to speak or walk properly has been found in a forest in the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, in Bahraich, northern India. She is just eight years old, and at the moment is unnamed with no identified family. She was found with three monkeys by police officers while on a routine patrol. When she […]

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Project MKUltra

Project MKUltra – sometimes referred to as the CIA’s mind control program – is the code name given to a program of experiments on human subjects, at times illegal, designed and undertaken by the United States Central Intelligence Agency. Experiments on humans were intended to identify and develop drugs and procedures to be used in […]

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The Babushka Lady

Clearly shown in several photographs is a woman with what appears to be a camera of some kind in front of her face, pointing directly at the president’s motorcade when the shots were fired. She is located close to the street, and had an extremely good vantage point for capturing the events surrounding the shooting. […]

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Incredible Discovery Reveals Human Activity In The Americas 130,000 Years Ago

The general consensus has been that humans arrived in North America no later than 24,000 years ago, at the earliest. A startling archaeological discovery of ancient human activity in California, however, has moved this date back to 131,000 years, and in the process has rewritten the history books. Learn more: Incredible Discovery Reveals Human Activity […]

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The Mary Celeste

What happened to the ten people who had sailed aboard the Mary Celeste? Through the decades, a lack of hard facts has only spurred speculation as to what might have taken place. Theories have ranged from mutiny to pirates to sea monsters to killer waterspouts. Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1884 short story based on the case […]

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Who Killed JFK?

Although he has become a legend, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was hardly the most popular president in history when he was gunned down in November, 1963. In the previous six months alone, the Secret Service had reviewed over 400 threats to his life. Three of these were serious enough to entail changes in his security routine. […]

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The Search for Cleopatra

In the past few decades archaeologists have finally taken up the mystery of Cleopatra’s whereabouts and are searching for her burial place in earnest. Underwater excavations begun in 1992 by French explorer Franck Goddio and his European Institute of Underwater Archaeology have allowed researchers to map out the drowned portions of ancient Alexandria, its piers […]

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Jack the Ripper

Known for committing gruesome murders from August 7 to September 10 in 1888, “Jack the Ripper”—a moniker for the notorious serial killer, who was never identified—remains one of England’s, and the world’s, most infamous criminals. Discover more: Jack the Ripper

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