Fifty Years of the Worst Toys Ever Made…

The most offensive, disturbing, dangerous and downright stupid toys of the last sixty years...

The 1944 Mad Gasser of Mattoon, Illinois

In 1944, the Mad Gasser paralyzed an Illinois city

Marg Wall Beyond Roller Dome

From Dream to Dome to Disco

The Noble Death of Ulysses S. Grant

Grant's last battle for his wife and his legacy...

Scatman Crothers: Terre Haute Speakeasies to Beloved Stardom

From Terre Haute to the Hollywood Hills...

1916: Man Wearing Dishpan Armor Attacks an Indiana Courthouse

Homemade armor, cobbled together from dishpans, stovepipe, and washtubs...

Before Kellogg’s Cornflakes, America Had Cerealine

Healthy, inexpensive...not so tasty.

Digging is Deadly in this Chicago Forest

Just outside Chicago in the 1940s and 50s, visitors strolling down a wide and worn trail of the Red Gate Woods would suddenly stumble...

Vinegar Valentines Trolled 120 Years Before Twitter

Anonymous insults, Victorian-style

The Mystery of the Razor-Filled Wall

Sharp and rusty piles of discarded razor blades. Yikes.

Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT!: Awesome Since ’85

35 years of piping-hot pizza deliciousness...

The Terrible Death of William James


The Wabash Cannonball: Fact or Folklore?

Ghost train, speedy steamer, or historic hit?