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History vs. Myth

You don’t need fiction when history provides you with tales as crazy as the ones we’ve collected for you. Read up while your jaw drops.


Did the Chinese beat Columbus to America?

Did the Chinese discover America years before Christopher Columbus? Learn about the evidence that supports the claim that Asian seafarers touched down in the Americas before the famous European explorer.

10 Historical Misconceptions

Some untrue historical events have been passed down for so many years that they have become truths. See our list of 10 historical misconceptions, including Sir Walter Raleigh's Cloak and Lady Godiva's Naked Ride.

How did forensics experts create a modern profile of Jack the Ripper?

In November 2006, a new documentary took a look at infamous serial killer Jack the Ripper using modern profiling techniques.