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Bat Boy: The Millennial Superstar Created By Weekly Wor...

June 15, 2021

The term "fake news" may be thrown around a lot these days, but there was a time when hilariously unreal stories were celebrated in grocery store pulp tabloi...

Abortion-Performing Doctor Is Murdered: The First Time ...

March 22, 2021

Dr. Barnett Slepian wasn't the first doctor to be killed for performing abortions, but his death in 1998 was the first one that made national headlines. Why?...

Cotton Eye Joe: The History Of The Rednex Classic Based...

March 20, 2021

The Rednex are a Swedish band obsessed with American folk tunes. (Photo by Reiche/ullstein bild via Getty Images) Everyone hits the dance floor when the D.J. ...

Deep Blue: The First Time A Computer Beat A Human Being...

February 10, 2021

Kasparov in 1985. (Rob Bogaerts/Anefo/Wikimedia Commons) Developed in part by computer scientist Feng-hsiung Hsu, Deep Blue is a chess-playing computer whose ...

Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' By The...

December 17, 2020

Love it or hate it, the 1994 smash holiday hit "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey is here to stay. In December 2020, it once again reached th...

Princess Diana's Death: How It Happened, Conspiracy The...

August 31, 2020

Diana's coffin, draped in the royal standard with an ermine border, borne through the streets of London on its way to Westminster Abbey. (Paddy Briggs/Wikimedia...

Tupac Shakur: Things You Didn't Know About The Pop Cult...

June 16, 2020

Tupac Shakur is most famous as the king of West Coast '90s hip-hop, rapping alongside fellow Death Row Records luminaries like Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg until h...

Rodney King: The Riots, The Movement, And What Eventual...

June 5, 2020

Activist Jasmine Cannock addresses a crowd of reporters and listeners at a memorial for Rodney King on June 19, 2012. (Neon Tommy/Wikimedia Commons) In the ea...

The Notorious B.I.G.: Theories And What Really Happened

March 9, 2020

American rapper Notorious B.I.G. attends the 1995 Billboard Music Awards, New York, New York, December 6, 1995. (Larry Busacca/WireImage/Getty Images) In the ear...

This 1990s LSD Lab Built Inside An Underground Missile ...

February 28, 2020

From the outside, it's just a slate gray, Cold War–era missile silo, but the inside is a different story. No one can agree on exactly what happened on there, but ...

The Unabomber's Manifesto Totally Nailed Our Addiction ...

January 22, 2020

Industrial Society and Its Future: More than just a catchy title From 1978 to 1996, Ted Kaczynski (better known as the "Unabomber") went on a reign of terror...

Action Park: America's First Deadly, Infamous Theme Par...

January 6, 2020

Children romp around at the water park on a hot summer's day. (Photo by Richard Koll/picture alliance via Getty Images) You expect a fun day at your local amu...

All I Want For Christmas Is You: History, How Much Mari...

December 22, 2019

There aren't many artists who had a better year in 1994 than Mariah Carey. After the success of the previous year's Music Box, she was named the top female single...

Spice World Premieres, And Everyone Hates It, Making It...

December 15, 2019

December 15, 1997 is a day that will live in infamy forever. Theaters across the country were invaded by Spice World, a film that followed the madcap adventures o...