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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
Aida Overton Walker

Fabulous Facts About Aida Overton Walker, The Forgotten Drag King

When vaudeville superstar Aida Overton Walker walked onto the stage, audiences would go absolutely wild—but few know her dark history.
April 8, 2024 J. Clarke
Deanna Durbin

Frustrated Facts About Deanna Durbin, The Eternal Child Star

Just months after she gave birth to their daughter, Deanna Durbin had her whole life unravel. And all it took was three words from her husband.
April 2, 2024 Byron Fast

Dastardly Facts About Doc Holliday, The Wild West Gentleman

John Henry “Doc” Holliday was the dentist-turned-outlaw who gambled and gunned his way across the Wild West. But there was one enemy he couldn’t outrun.
April 2, 2024 Brendan Da Costa
Poster of Imitation of Life with Fredi Washington and Hattie McDaniel

Unfair Facts About Fredi Washington, The Almost Hollywood Superstar

Fredi Washington was one of the most talented actresses of her time. If her name isn’t well known today, maybe that’s because of her devastating story.
April 1, 2024 J. Clarke
Portrait of Mrs. Herbert Asquith

Scathing Facts About Margot Asquith, The Witch Of Downing Street

Nothing gave socialite Margot Asquith greater pleasure than shocking high society—until she went too far.
March 25, 2024 Brendan Da Costa

Shameless Facts About Fanny Murray, Queen Of The Courtesans

When Fanny Murray got involved with her richest client yet, she thought she’d hit the jackpot. Instead, he dragged her into the twisted world of the Hellfire Club.
March 18, 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
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."
March 20, 2024 Dancy Mason
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
Looney Tunes

Wacky Facts About The Looney Tunes Franchise

Before Bugs Bunny, Looney Tunes tried out the main character “Buddy.” But when it came to Buddy, something was seriously wrong.
August 2, 2023 Eli Artman
Titanic Facts

Fatal Facts About The Titanic, The Wreck Of The Century

Over a thousand people perished when the Titanic sank on April 14, 1912. These are their last, heartbreaking moments on Earth.
June 22, 2023 Rachel Seigel

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