The 1904 Olympic Marathon had 32 questionable athletes who engaged in ridiculous acts that would've gotten them disqualified today.
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.
The origins of the idiom "happy as Larry" date back to the 19th century—but whether it's attributed to a New Zealand writer, Australian boxer, or Cornish slang word is anyone's guess.
Grown in the mountainous region of Nyingchi, Tibet, Black Diamond apples are such a deep purple color that they appear black.
The bagworm moth caterpillar is unique among moth species in that it uses bits of twigs, leaves, and bark to create its cocoon, providing vital camouflage.
A collaborative mapping project created by Montreal-based Lucas LaRochelle, Queering the Map started as a class project, which has since grown to a shared community space for all.
Born in 1899 to a family of peasants, Maria Rasputin was raised by royal governesses only to end up living a fugitive life after her father was brutally murdered.
In 19th-century London, a fire-breathing demon known as "spring heeled Jack" reportedly leapt from walls and terrorized citizens—often women walking alone at night.
Wally, a five-foot-long alligator, is a registered emotional support alligator who helps Joie Henney of York County, Pennsylvania, deal with his depression.