The Publisher of a “Hitman Manual” Was Once Sued for Aiding & Abetting Murder

In 1999, an insurance company paid out a multi-million dollar settlement to family members of the victims in a triple ...

FBI Agents Once Secretly Tried to Convince Rev Martin Luther King to Kill Himself

Although it's hard to contextualize today, during the 1950s, '60s and '70s, the FBI was secretly engaged in a ...

During the 1990s, the Clintons Were a Constant Target of Conservative Hoaxes

It's not unusual for politicians to bend the truth when making accusations about opposing candidates' records, but what ...

The “States’ Rights” Term Conservatives Frequently Use Has a Dark, Racist Origin

During the 2008 presidential election, both members of the Republican ticket, John McCain Sarah Palin, said that they ...

Movie Trailers Weren’t Always Shown Before Films

Movie trailers have been around since at least 1912, but they didn't always run before the movies they're attached ...

Tug of War Used to be an Olympic Sport

Although nowadays it's better known as a game that kids play at summer camp, tug of war used to be an actual Olympic ...