7 Real-Life Mad Scientists Who Make Doctor Frankenstein Look Sane

From a two-headed dog to attempts to raise the dead, these scientists performed some of the most deranged experiments of all time — often with horrific results. The term “mad scientist” conjures up images of dangerous experiments and frenzied surgeries. It also denotes a time period when science was still in its infancy, thereby excusing … Read more

Hundreds Of Bodies From Rhode Island Institution Buried Under Highway

In the 1960s, Rhode Island built state Route 37 right over nearly 1,000 graves of people who had died at a nearby state institution for the poor, sick, and mentally ill. WPRI/YouTubeThe bodies buried under Rhode Island’s Route 37 were part of a state cemetery for the poor and mentally ill. Tens of thousands of … Read more

8 Salem Witch Trial Victims Who Were Executed For Being Witches

In colonial Massachusetts, more than 200 people were accused of being witches and wizards — and 20 of them were killed when they couldn’t prove otherwise. From 1692 to 1693, it didn’t take much to spark suspicion of witchcraft in Salem. Sometimes, it just took town gossip to send victims of the Salem witch trials … Read more

Indian Man Murders Wife With Deadly Cobra Snake To Inherit Her Jewelry

Tired of caring for his disabled wife and plotting to find a new one, Sooraj Kumar found himself a snake handler and unleashed a deadly serpent on his slumbering wife — twice. AFP/Getty ImagesSooraj S. Kumar was sentenced to 17 years for poisoning and destruction of evidence — and two life terms for murder and attempted … Read more

Princess Ka’iulani, The Last Heir To The Hawaiian Throne

Before dying at just 23, Princess Victoria Ka’iulani was the last heir to the Hawaiian crown — and one of its last hopes in keeping the monarchy alive in the face of American imperialism. Wikimedia CommonsPrincess Ka’iulani was the final heir to the throne of Hawaii before American sugar barons toppled the monarchy and annexed … Read more

Meet Tyria Moore, Serial Killer Aileen Wuornos’ Girlfriend

When Tyria Moore cooperated with police and coerced a confession out of Aileen Wuornos, the two had been living together in a committed relationship for nearly five years. YouTubeAileen Wuornos’ girlfriend Tyria Moore cooperated with police to finally put her behind bars. On a humid Florida evening in 1986, Tyria Moore fatefully met Aileen Wuornos, … Read more

The Horrific History Of Indigenous Residential Schools In Canada

From 1883 to 1996, nearly 150,000 Indigenous children were forcibly taken away from their parents and sent to Canadian residential schools where they faced horrific abuse. Library and Archives Canada/FlickrChildren at an Indian Residential School in Ft. Simmons hold letters that spell out “Goodbye.” For over a century, Canada held a dark, open secret. All … Read more

From Homecoming Queen To Manson Family Murderess

Leslie Van Houten joined the Manson Family in 1968. The next summer, she stabbed Rosemary LaBianca to death. Before Leslie Van Houten stabbed Rosemary LaBianca in the back 16 times, she was a normal, middle-class girl who was homecoming queen at her high school. She was the second eldest child of an all-American family and … Read more

The Surprisingly Tolerant Origins Of The Skinhead Movement

Before linking with neo-Nazism, skinhead culture started out as an alliance between young English and Jamaican working-class communities in 1960s London. John Downing/Getty ImagesA police officer detains a skinhead in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. April 7, 1980. They just weren’t having it anymore. Sick of the hippie movement’s empty promises and the austerity that pervaded the British … Read more

Brazilian Pedophile Arrest Yields $3 Million Trove Of Nazi Memorabilia

While the suspect was already being arrested on child rape charges, he is now facing additional counts of racial discrimination and illegal possession of firearms. Policia Civil Rio de JaneiroLead detective Luis Armond estimated that just one of these uniforms could cost up to $289,115. Police in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, arrested suspected pedophile Aylson … Read more