33 Velvet Underground Pictures That Capture Their Wild Heyday

As the house band at Andy Warhol’s Factory, The Velvet Underground played at some of New York City’s wildest and most debauched parties, all while changing the sound of rock forever. 1 of 34 From left to right, The Velvet Underground in its original lineup: Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, Maureen “Moe” Tucker, Nico, and John … Read more

55 Iconic American History Photos And The Stories Behind Them

From the Civil War to the Space Race, these powerful pictures from American history show the past as it really happened. 1 of 56 In 1969, 400,000 people descended on the tiny town of Bethel, New York for the Woodstock Music Festival. The festival ran from Aug. 15-18, and featured dozens of musical acts including … Read more

The Amityville Horror House And Its True Story Of Terror

The quaint-looking house at 112 Ocean Avenue was the scene of the grisly DeFeo murders before the Lutz family claimed to endure paranormal terror there that inspired The Amityville Horror. 1 of 28 The home sits on a canal off the Long Island Sound and has a boat house.Wikimedia Commons 2 of 28 In … Read more

Iconic Punk Rocker, Drug Addict, And Murderer?

Sid Vicious was the infamously troubled bassist for the Sex Pistols. But was he really a killer? 1 of 44 Sid Vicious, bassist and vocalist with punk rock band the Sex Pistols, injects himself with heroin. Circa 1978. Sunday People/Mirrorpix/Getty Images 2 of 44 Sid Vicious in a hotel room. January 1978. Richard E. Aaron/Redferns … Read more

Famous Serial Killers Who Committed History’s Worst Crimes

From Ted Bundy to Jeffrey Dahmer, learn how the most notorious serial killers of all time perpetrated their heinous acts. 1 of 34 One of the first recorded serial killers, in 1893, H. H. Holmes opened a hotel of horrors in Chicago which he designed for the sole purpose of carrying out the most heinous … Read more

Shocking Christopher Columbus Facts You Didn’t Learn In School

Discover the real facts about Christopher Columbus, from the explorers that beat him to the Americas long before 1492 to his notorious boat troubles on the Atlantic. Just about everyone thinks they know the basic facts about Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the New World: He sailed from Spain in 1492 with three ships — the … Read more

30 Famous Statues And Sculptures From Around The World

1 of 31 The Apennine Colossus, located in Florence, Italy, is part man and part mountain. This amazing statue, designed by a sculptor named Giambologna in the late 1500s, stands 35 feet tall. Inside, there are rooms with different functions; an area behind his head was reserved for a fireplace meant to blow smoke through … Read more

77 Historical Photos That Dive Deep Into Humanity’s Past

These unforgettable pictures from history capture everything from the Holocaust to Woodstock to the Civil Rights heroics of Mister Rogers. 1 of 78 This powerful photo from the Holocaust captures the immense relief of Jewish prisoners freed by the U.S. Army in April 1945. They were being transferred to the Theresienstadt ghetto and concentration camp … Read more

27 Hilarious Betty White Quotes That Prove She’s A Comedy Icon

With an 80-year career including Emmy and Grammy nominations behind her, Betty White certainly has a lot to tell us. 1 of 28 “I don’t care who anybody sleeps with. If a couple has been together all that time — and there are gay relationships that are more solid than some heterosexual ones — I … Read more