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12 Biggest Brand Blunders In History

Sorry, was that "toilet" or "tonic" water you wanted to buy?
By Chris Waugh

10 Incredible Ways People Faced Up To Their Own Death

Last wish before your execution? To command your own firing squad.
By Chris Waugh

10 Lost Treasures That Are Still Waiting To Be Found

Set sail and find your fortune.
By Tom Mankin

10 Deeply Personal Historical Rivalries

Sometimes it's not personal. Sometimes it's extremely personal.
By Wesley Cunningham-Burns

10 Most Brutal African Dictators

Hearts of Darkness.
By Benjamin Richardson
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7 Most Insane Historical Attempts To Create A Super Soldier

As it turns out, history is full of battle units straight out of a cocaine-fueled cartoon.
By Cezary Strusiewicz
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10 More Famous Photographs That Fooled Everyone

And you thought your Instagram filters were impressive...
By Jamie Kennedy

10 Must Brutal Acts Of Revenge In History

Retribution is not always swift - and is often bloody.
By Chris Waugh
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10 Famous Sporting Protests

This should get the President tweeting...
By Joe Fish

8 Shocking Crimes That Were Secretly Committed By Governments

Think you're safe within your own borders? Think again.
By Adam Clery
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10 Creepy Stories About Real Life Executioners

When you kill people for a living, you end up with some creepy stories.
By Andrew Lewis
+ Comics

10 Major Milestones In Comic Book History

Nothing was ever the same again.
By Ewan Paterson

10 Mysteries That Apparently Exist Solely To Mess With You

Unsolved conundrums seemingly created by a cruel cosmos to baffle clueless humans.
By Ben Counter
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10 Famous Preserved Corpses

The most fascinating preserved bodies and mummies. Spoiler: your mum isn't anywhere on here.
By Wesley Cunningham-Burns
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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
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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
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10 Conspiracy Theories People Actually Believe

Now Andy, did you hear about this one?
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
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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
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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
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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
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10 Inventors Who Hated Their Own Creations

People who look back on their work with embarrassment wishing life had an undo button.
By Wesley Cunningham-Burns