He Whooped to See Them Burn
Simon Girty (1741-1818) -- renegade and traitor, or man of principle?
Was "white savage" Simon Girty (1741-1818) a renegade and traitor, or a man of principle? We reexamine his history and try to figure out what made him tick.
Categories: Biography, History, Most Popular, Series 4
one woman, thirty aliases, forty years and too many crimes to count
The greatest and most notorious Spiritualist swindler of all time was a woman from Kentucky who looked a bit like Lola Montez (if you squinted).
Categories: Biography, Hoaxes, Frauds & Forgeries, Series 3
Cold Hard Cash
the rai stones of Yap, David Dean O'Keefe, and the nature of money
Would you trade your house for a rock? Before you say no, keep this in mind: it's a really really nice rock!
Categories: People & Places, Series 2, Strange Customs & Superstitions
victory in :30 or less, or your war is free
What happens when a micronation picks a fight with the world's largest empire? The shortest war in recorded history...
Categories: History, Series 1