The Habsburg jaw, well known, little understood—until a team of researchers detailed the inbreeding behind the royal smile.
Pankration was a physically exhausting, often deadly ancient sport. Lost for over a millennium it has come to the fore of martial arts once more.
Insults never die they just evolve. Medieval insults were surprisingly creative and some are still relevant to frustrations we face in modern life.
Enveloped in tradition for over five centuries, the bundling bag custom has intrigued Western Europe and North America alike. As evidence suggests, it continues to thrive within select New England religious communities, exemplifying enduring cultural practices.
Chinese water torture, often likened to a relentless dripping faucet in the still of the night, has been etched into history as a horrifying practice, its chilling notoriety accentuated by Houdini’s exhilarating, death-defying renditions.