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+ TV

5 Things You Need To Know About HBO's Confederate

HBO's newest show promises a fascinating take on one of history's greatest what ifs.
By Ryan Geller
+ Offbeat

10 Incredible Things Mankind Has Managed To Lose

Extraordinary artefacts lost to accident, conflict, or good ol' human stupidity.
By Ben Counter
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10 Bizarre Things We Used To Believe

Beliefs that make you look back at humanity with shame and embarrassment.
By Wesley Cunningham-Burns
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10 Fascinating Historical Artefacts (That Weren't Real)

Is this a blagger I see before me?
By Ben Counter

10 Maddest People Ever To Be In Charge Of A Country

Power corrupts. It also seems to drive hopelessly, hysterically insane.
By Ben Counter
+ Offbeat

10 Legendary Manhunts

They fought the law and for the most part the law won.
By Wesley Cunningham-Burns

10 Forgotten Historical Figures You Didn't Know Changed Your Life

Without these people you wouldn't be reading this on a phone, and you'd have polio.
By Wesley Cunningham-Burns
+ Offbeat

10 Everyday Inventions That Exist Thanks To War

War, it turns out, is good for making people invent things that millions use every day.
By Ben Counter

8 Dreadful Acts From US Presidents

Sometimes the past is more sinister than the present, sometimes.
By Wesley Cunningham-Burns

10 Wars That Were Started For Stupid Reasons

Mankind will use any excuse to start killing each other. If we don't have one, we'll make one.
By Ben Counter

10 Gargantuan Things Made Solely For Killing People

When it comes to inflicting mutilation and death, human beings think big.
By Ben Counter
+ Film

10 Films With Glaring Historical Inaccuracies

Not all films are created equal. Some try to completely rewrite history.
By Chris Charnley
+ Offbeat

8 Eerie Works Of Architecture

You shouldn't look at a building and get a sudden escapable feeling of dread, but sometimes...
By Wesley Cunningham-Burns
+ Comics

10 Figures Who Completely Reshaped Comic Book History

Changing the world one KA-POW at a time.
By Wesley Cunningham-Burns

20 Mind-Blowing Facts About Joseph Stalin

1 fact for every million people he killed.
By Adam Clery

10 Most Important Battles In US History

For Americans, history began in 1776.
By Jacob Tabb

6 Myths About William Shakespeare That You Wrongly Believe

Ignorance about Bill is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
By Terry Hearn

20 Mind-Blowing Facts About Adolf Hitler

What's that about Hitler and blow-up dolls?
By Chris Waugh

10 Weird Conspiracy Theories About Hitler's Death

Could Hitler be living out a secret existence on the Moon?
By Sam Hill

10 Reasons Greek Mythology Is Messed Up

Romans had to learn how to party from someone.
By Iskander Gaffigan

10 Ways You Think About The Titanic All Wrong

Big, cocky ship hits ice? Yeah, it's not quite that simple
By Alex Leadbeater
+ Offbeat

10 Insane Plans You Won't Believe The Military Tried

How did they not catch on?
By Tom Baker

10 People Who Were Probably Wrongly Executed

Miscarriages of justice?
By Laura Holmes

6 Things American Schools Teach You About History (That Are Total Bullsh*t)

American history as told by a product the American public education system.
By Andrew Benge
+ Offbeat

2016 Presidential Election: 20 WTF Moments

Harambe for President!
By Jack Pooley
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8 Terrifying Unsolved Halloween Mysteries

Halloween is more than just scary movies and trick or treating.
By Brad Hamilton

9 Historical Moments That Prove Aliens Have Visited Earth

The truth is... in here.
By Tom Mankin

10 Horrifying Serial Killers That Could Still Be At Large

Please take note that that there is some disturbing content on this list.
By Tom Butler

10 Most Shocking Unsolved British Crime Mysteries

Just who was Jack The Ripper anyway?
By Tom Mankin

10 Real Life Horror Stories That Will Freak You Out

The real reasons we lock our doors at night...
By Thomas Wesson