Thomas Harvey was a pathologist born in 1912 who would go down in history for directing the autopsy of Albert Einstein … and for stealing his brain. However, this all began with Albert Einstein’s death. The most famous physicist in history passed away on April 18, 1955, at 76 years old. Cause of death: the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Einstein was the first pop scientist. Hardly anyone understood relativity, but everyone knew him, his eccentric hairstyle, his white mustache, and his tongue out occupied covers of magazines and posters. Aware of his popularity, he knew that his death…
School teaches us a lot of things but also tells us a lot of wrong things too. Below are some lies your history and science teachers taught you: know the facts!
Ambition, mental problems, and trauma from the past led to these women committing a series of brutal murders… These are their stories!
When we talk about serial killers, almost all cases involve men. However, there are women who also have committed multiple murderers, for twisted and brutal motifs.
Among the most notorious cases of serial killers, we have Aileen Wuornos, born on February 28, 1956. Aileen was a sex worker, who was convicted of the murder of six men between 1989 and 1990. According to Wuornos, who was declared guilty, the crimes had been in self-defense after the men had…
These unsolved mysteries are among the creepiest known to date: prepare to feel the hairs on your neck stand up!
We are done with 2020, and still, none of the “predicted” apocalypses has “killed us,” however, not many know that during the history of humanity we have been overwhelmed a couple of times by disastrous events, both natural and man-made.
Over the centuries and millennia, we have come very close to the total extinction of our species from the face of the Earth, but in one way or another, we have managed to survive.
The global pandemic called “the black death” or “the bubonic plague” was perhaps the greatest biological disaster known to the world but many do not know…
Bruce Lee, the most famous martial arts movie actor of all time, passed away at the tender age of 32 from a cause so strange that it keeps arising speculation 47 years after it happened.
It is surely the most contested autopsy in popular culture. Cerebral edema. That is the official and earthly cause of Bruce Lee’s death on July 20, 1973. However, 47 years later, the mystery continues. The first and most explosive martial arts star lived as a myth and transcended as a legend, so the world seems unable to accept that he died from an allergic reaction…
In early 1933, the cold-blooded murder of two women by their maids shook France and fascinated intellectuals.
“I went down to the kitchen and got a hammer and a knife.” The testimony is from one of the Papin sisters, two monsters of relentless cruelty, or “two bloodthirsty monsters,” as described by chroniclers. On February 2, 1933, in the French city of Le Mans, these sisters murdered a mother and daughter in their home, where they stayed and worked.
Much has been written about the case, appearing in the book The Most Famous Cases of Psychosis (Barcelona, Paidós, 2001). The newspapers…
Joaquín Guzmán Loera “El Chapo” was the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, becoming the most wanted drug trafficker from Mexico for more than two decades. Federal authorities tracked down Guzmán, and in 1993, made the first of three arrests, of which he was able to escape twice, thus lengthening his capture by 23 years. Below is the count of the arrests and escapes of the Chapo.
He was captured for the first time on June 9, 1993, in Guatemala.
El Chapo had gone to that country to escape from the police persecution that had been unleashed against him and his…
Some of the worst disasters in history are a result of benign human errors. A typing fault, a design and communication error, or a little negligence can make you to lose a fortune, not to mention the human losses and the ecological impacts.
Here are the 13 most expensive mistakes in history.
Often at school, teachers are forced to concentrate on the more “classic” history program, leaving out very amusing details and curiosities that end up in oblivion. Not only that, scientists and researchers discover new things every day that often completely revolutionize what we have read and studied so far. Does the “Trojan horse” which, according to a naval archaeologist, would actually have been a Phoenician ship tell you anything?
Below are 10 oddities and historical facts they don’t teach you in school.
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