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 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.
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.
Thalassophobia is different than aquaphobia, which is simply a fear of water. Those who suffer from thalassophobia fear large bodies of water that are dark and deep, where what lays beneath is unknown.
More than twice as hot as the ghost pepper, the Dragon’s Breath pepper is so lethal that it must be carried in a sealed container.
Found in Central and Southern Africa, the baobab, also known as the upside-down tree, can become so massive that people can even live in it.