This article examines the history of women poisoning their husbands reaching back to the 1600s as well as 15 specific women who used this method to get rid of a man who was either abusive or inconvenient.
There is something that chills us to the marrow to learn that some children turn into killers before they even get their first kiss. One was only six years old when he shot a friend to death; another may be the only eight-year-old serial killer in history.
This fascinating ancient temple to a Sumerian moon god has survived four millennia, the elements, and military attacks, but it still stands strong and proud.
Here are seven cases of girls who gave birth between ages five and eight.
It reads like a movie script but was more like reality TV—a young man avoided murder charges because his lawyer spotted him in the crowd during an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm that was filmed at Dodger Stadium at the time of the slaying.
Most cultures around the world—with the interesting exception of Asian countries such as Korea, China, and Japan—usually have some sort of response when someone sneezes, and it’s almost always some variation of “Bless you!” or “To your health!” But in the Philippines they say, “Who didn’t take a bath?” and in Vietnam they say, “Rice with salt.”
The epitaph on his tombstone reads, “Here lies Kaspar Hauser, riddle of his time. His birth was unknown, his death mysterious.” Was he one of history’s greatest pranksters, or was he the victim of a tragic royal scandal?
“Cake and Cunnilingus Day” comes exactly one month after “Steak and BJ Day,” which comes exactly a month after Valentine’s Day. But are they really as much fun as No Pants Day and Dance Like a Chicken Day?
Despite the fact that she appeared perfectly healthy, Mary Mallon would spread the bacterium that causes typhoid fever to dozens and possibly thousands of people, killing at least three and possibly more than fifty. The nickname the press gave her—”Typhoid Mary”—would become a metaphor for anyone who knowingly spreads disease or suffering.
Did the ancient Vikings actually practice this insanely barbaric torture method that involves ripping someone’s ribs and lungs out through their back while they were still alive?