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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.


Were the American colonists drugged during the Salem witchcraft trial?

 Were the American colonists drugged during the Salem witchcraft trial?

The Salem witchcraft trials were some of the darkest events in all of American history. Learn about the Salem witchcraft trials. See more »

Did the ancient Greeks get their ideas from the Africans?

 Did the ancient Greeks get their ideas from the Africans?

The ancient Greeks could have gotten all of their revolutionary ideas from civilizations in Africa. Learn about the ancient Greeks and ancient Greek ideas. See more »

Are there Nazi war criminals still at large?

 Are there Nazi war criminals still at large?

Nazi war criminals were members of the Nazi party that escaped Germany after World War II. Learn about Nazi war criminals and where Nazi war criminals fled. See more »

Did Genghis Khan really kill 1,748,000 people in one hour?

 Did Genghis Khan really kill 1,748,000 people in one hour?

Genghis Khan has more death attributed to him than any other person in history. Learn about Genghis Kahn and the siege Genghis Khan conducted on Nishapur. See more »

Who was America's first murderer?

 Who was America's first murderer?

America's first murderer was John Billington, who was one of the signers of the Mayflower Compact. Learn about America's first murderer. See more »

Was an Irish monk the first European to reach America?

 Was an Irish monk the first European to reach America?

An Irish monk could have been the first person to discover the American continent, according to ancient texts. Learn more about the Irish monk discovery. See more »

Did the Chinese beat Columbus to America?

 Did the Chinese beat Columbus to America?

Did the Chinese discover America years before Christopher Columbus? Read the evidence that supports the 1421 theory that the Chinese beat Columbus. See more »

10 Historical Misconceptions

 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. See more »

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

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

Learn about the Jack the Ripper profile and what profilers and forensics experts think about Jack the Ripper's identity. See more »