George Eyser: Swept the 1904 Olympics And Then Disappeared

German-American athlete George Eyser won six Olympic medals in one day, and did it all with a wooden leg. So whatever happened to him?

Wilkins Coffee Commercials and the Muppets You Never Knew

You've heard of The Muppets. But have you heard of Wilkins and Wontkins? These two early Muppets characters featured in commercials for Wilkins Coffee in the 1950s.

Theraphosa blondi: The Bird Eating Spider

The bird eating spider, also known as the Goliath birdeater, is the largest spider on the planet. Despite its name, however, it rarely preys on birds, preferring small rodents, amphibians, and insects instead.

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.

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