The Countess of Castiglione: Napoleonic Femme Fatale

The Countess of Castiglione would use her beauty to seduce a monarch and influence the formation of Italy. However, her true legacy was her pioneering work in photography.

The Unbelievable Ridiculousness of the 1904 Olympic Marathon

The 1904 Olympic Marathon had 32 questionable athletes who engaged in ridiculous acts that would've gotten them disqualified today.

You Need to Know about the Loudest Sound Ever

In 1883, a volcano erupted on a small island in Indonesia with such force that it tore the island in two and resulted in the Loudest Sound Ever.

The Aztec Death Whistle and Its Bloodcurdling Scream

The bloodcurdling scream the Aztec death whistle makes explains why the Aztecs may have used it as an intimidation tactic in battle — or in human sacrifice.

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