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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
Marie-José of Belgium - Queen of Italy

Brave Facts About Marie-José of Belgium, Italy’s “May Queen”

Marie-José of Belgium was the last Queen of Italy—lasting only a month. But her reign and life had more drama than could fit in a century.
June 10, 2024 Brendan Da Costa
Portrait of Jeanne Crain on a green background.

Unglamorous Facts About Jeanne Crain, Hollywood’s Most Unfortunate It Girl

In the case of Hollywood starlet Jeanne Crain, the glamor on the surface of her life looked nothing like her tragic reality behind closed doors.
June 3, 2024 J. Clarke
Brian Jones (1942 - 1969), a founder member of the British rock group The Rolling Stones.

Flamboyant Facts About Brian Jones, The First Rolling Stone

Brian Jones was the first in a string of musicians to die at the age of 27. What most people don’t know is that Jones’ demise is still shrouded in mystery.
June 3, 2024 Byron Fast
Photo Session In A Dressing Room During Live In Berlin

Maddening Facts About Metallica, Thrash Icons

Metallica, the only band that has played on all seven continents, has a long history filled with tragedy, overindulgence, and making a lot of people really, really angry.
May 27, 2024 Byron Fast
Marilyn Maxwell

Seductive Facts About Marilyn Maxwell, Hollywood’s Most Elite Mistress

Marilyn Maxwell’s name and curvy looks drew comparisons to Monroe—and she met a shockingly similar fate.
May 15, 2024 Dancy Mason

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

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
Toy Company Mattel Reports Earnings

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

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

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