When Gary Plauche’s 10-year-old son was abducted by a child molester, he wanted to make sure he paid. When the predator was being extradited, Plauche shot him dead in the airport as television cameras were rolling.
Washoe was a common chimpanzee and the first ever non-human to learn how to communicate with sign language, proving that chimps and humans could communicate in a common language. When her carer suffered a miscarriage, Washoe – who had lost her own babies -signed the word “cry” and asked for a hug.
June 17, 1939 wasn’t an ordinary summer’s day for Parisians, nor for 17-year-old Englishman Chrisopher Lee. Decades before portraying French executioner Charles-Henri Sanson in 1989’s ‘La Revolution Francaise,’ Lee had his own close encounter with what the French called their ‘National Razor.’
Jonathan Reed and his wife, Mary, were so passionately in love that when Mary died, Jonathan laid her to rest in a mausoleum in the Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, and spent every last waking moment with her until his own death.
The case of Neil Dovestone remains one of the most intriguing mysteries of modern British history, and the details are as confusing as they are tragic. What drove this elderly man to travel 4,000 miles to commit suicide on Saddleworth?
Susan Kuhnhausen’s estranged husband hired a hitman to take her out. In that terrifying moment, Susan “made a decision to live.”
Out of the nearly 3,500 Medal of Honor recipients, only one was a woman. Dr. Mary Walker was an American abolitionist, prohibitionist, prisoner of war, and surgeon.
More than 500 years ago, three children climbed up the Llullaillaco volcano on the border of Argentina and Chile and never came back down. They were the probable victims of human sacrifice.
The Truman Show Delusion is a delusion that afflicts people who are convinced that every waking moment of their life is being filmed for a secret reality show with themselves as the unwitting star.
Daryl Davis – an African American blues musician – has spent the last 35 years befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan in a bid to understand them and make them see the error of their ways.