Mystery & Myths

Did Thomas Jefferson Father the Children of his Slave?

Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States (1801-1809). He was one of the most influential founders of the United States and...

Who was the Mysterious Dark Countess?

In 1807, an affluent and mysterious couple appeared in Eishausen, a village in central Germany. They lived for the next 30 years in self...

The Harem Conspiracy Surrounding Ramesses III

Usimare Ramesses III was the second Pharaoh of the Twentieth Dynasty, ruling Egypt for 31 years from 1186 - 1155 BC. During his reign,...

Was the Skull of Petrarch Swapped at Some Point in History?

Francesco Petrarca was a famous Italian poet and scholar during the Renaissance Period. His most famous works include Italian poetry. Many of these poems...

Identifying the “Unknown Child” Lost From the Titanic

The sinking of the RMS Titanic is the most well known maritime disaster worldwide. On 10th April 1912, the Titanic left Southampton, England on...

What Happened to the Remains of the Infamous Outlaw Ned Kelly?

Edward ‘Ned’ Kelly was an infamous Australian outlaw. At 14 years, Ned assaulted and robbed a local pig and fowl trader and his offending...

Was Kaspar Houser the True Prince of Baden?

Kaspar Hauser first appeared as a teenager on the streets of Nuremberg, Germany in 1828. He was able to write his name, say a...

Did Captain Ezekiel “Zeke” Harper have an illegitimate child?

Captain Ezekiel “Zeke” Harper was a Confederate guerrilla scout during the American Civil War. Zeke spent his youth exploring the high Alleghenies (part of...

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Y marks the spot: a genetic explanation to why you have more brothers than sisters (or vice versa)

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