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Weird History

4 Uncanny Events From America's Past That Will Make You Shiver

Robert Damon Schneck | Posted 12.13.2014 | Books
Robert Damon Schneck

Textbooks give the impression that the disappearance of Roanoke colony or the Salem witch trials are the weirdest events in American history, and that...

You Won't Believe These Hotels' Histories

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.29.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

They're not just a pretty face -- many of the world's top 100 luxury hotels and resorts also boast fascinating and sometimes strange histories. Here are some of our favorites.

PHOTOS: D.C. Museum Features Weird History

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 08.14.2013 | Travel

WASHINGTON -- There aren't many places where you can see George Washington's hair, a stone from Joan of Arc's dungeon and a fence rail split by Abraha...

5 Baffling Discoveries That Prove History Books Are Wrong | Posted 06.20.2012 | Weird News

A generation of students found out the hard way that archaeology isn't anywhere near as much fun as Indiana Jones made it look. Still, experts in ...

Why Was Ben Franklin's Basement Full Of Bodies?

Mental Floss | Posted 04.16.2012 | Weird News

While working on the renovation of Benjamin Franklin's London home, a construction worker found something odd: a small pit in a windowless basement ro...

VOTE: Does This Chicken Nugget Look Like George Washington?

Posted 02.23.2012 | Weird News

For just a few hundred dollars, this bite of history can be yours. An Iowa woman is auctioning off a McDonald's chicken nugget -- which she claims ...

Hitler's Joy of Sex: Nazi Leader Reportedly Gave Blow-Up Dolls To Soldiers

Tara Kelly | Posted 04.17.2012 | Weird News

The French resistance and Allied bombers weren't the only threats that Hitler's Nazi soldiers faced in Paris during World War II. Turns out syphilis -...

Largest Find Of Roman Excrement Could Reveal Secrets Of Ancient Life | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Archaeologists have been discovering how Romans lived 2,000 years ago, by studying what they left behind in their sewers. A team of experts has been s...