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The Codex Gigas: The Devil’s Bible And Everything We Kn...

October 7, 2020

The Codex Gigas (the Devil's Bible) was written in the early 13th century in the Benedictine monastery of Podlazice in Bohemia and, during the Middle Ages, wa...

This Is What Ancient Mesoamerican Ritual Human Sacrific...

July 30, 2020

(Unknown artist/Wikimedia Commons) Hundreds of thousands of people a year were sacrificed by the Aztecs around 1000 B.C., usually via the removal of the heart...

1618 Defenestration Of Prague: Two Catholic Lords, Secr...

May 23, 2020

On May 23, 1618, a divine miracle took place in Prague. That, or three guys just caught a lucky—albeit stinky—break. What began as a political protest ended ...

The Crimes Of Warren Jeffs: "President/Prophet" Of The ...

May 10, 2020

In 2002, polygamous priest and former member of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List Warren Jeffs rose to top of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latte...

This Is How The Church Handled Easter During The Plague

April 9, 2020

Easter is one of those times when people who don't normally attend church services fill the pews, but in the time of a pandemic like COVID-19, this kind of gathering...

"God Bless You" Sneeze Response: A Pope, A Plague, And ...

February 16, 2020

1950s woman preparing for a sneeze. (Photo by Debrocke/ClassicStock/Getty Images) With the common cold, the flu, coronavirus, and goodness knows what else run...

The Making Of A Mad Monk: How Rasputin Went From A Peas...

January 21, 2020

Grigorj Rasputin, Russia's Mad Monk and mystic. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images) Known as "the Mad Monk," Grigori Rasputin was a central figure in the downf...