Search deep enough, and even the most beloved figures have at one point or another blurted out something stupid, condescending, or plain hateful.
Popular history more closely resembles a Disney adaptation rather than how things actually went down.
If you dig deep enough, past all the wars and slavery and plagues, you can find a few heartwarming stories buried in history's cold murky depths.
History has played host to a range of terrifying diseases that did their business, crippled some populations and straight-up vanished.
Our condolences, but a lightning strike to the exact center of your head is a pretty awesome way to go.
Despite our seemingly impenetrable knowledge of how to catch cheats, the most ridiculous scams often go undetected for a ludicrously long time.
Scientist have been digging up depraved artifacts for decades and, yes, all of this is real.
Horst saw Adolph Hitler with his own eyes, and shook hands with the likes of Hermann Goring and Joseph Goebbels. Now he lives in the United States, where we sat down to bust some myths about life under the Nazi regime.
In an incident taken straight from a Stephen King novel, a lake murdered 1,746 people overnight.
The most dangerous place in 2007 wasn't in Iraq; it was an Apple conference room.
It turns out some historical figures continued to have amazing adventures long after they ceased living -- or parts of them had amazing adventures, at least.
The United States congress has actually banned people from space -- and it's all thanks to moon stamps.
In 1902, it was commonplace to believe horses were part maniac and part idiot.
We live in the crapsack regular universe where some of history's greatest monsters have completely gotten away with it.
Pop culture provides us with a convenient shorthand to understand history, but most of the time pop culture is super duper drunk.