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Tarrare-P-600x350 Tarrare, a Case of Polyphagia

Insatiable hunger completely dominated every aspect of this French man's existence in the 18th century. His life took a series of twists and turns, but his condition was never truly diagnosed or cured.

vigee-lebrun-p-600x350 Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun

No starving artist, Vigée Le Brun was the first woman to ever become a court painter in France when she was commissioned to paint Marie Antoinette. She painted royalty and nobility throughout Europe, even as her personal life had its ups and downs.

Sawney Beane Six Impossible Episodes: Possible Apocrypha

We get a lot of requests for topics that are very interesting, but for which there's very little information. In some cases, those people or events may have never existed. Here's a collection of six such tales.

Triumphant Hercules Mulligan, Spy on the Inside Pt. 2

After years of protesting and resisting British rule in New York, Mulligan passed important information on to George Washington, possibly saving his life. How did that one-time act of happenstance blossomed into a career as a full-time spy?

Painting of the Tearing Down of the Statue of George III by William Walcutt Hercules Mulligan, Spy on the Inside Pt. 1

Hercules Mulligan was indeed a real person who passed intelligence to George Washington, mostly through two means — one was an enslaved man named Cato, and the other was the Culper Spy Ring.

DEC 7 1974, DEC 20 1974, DEC 22 1974; Debbie Singer Sorts Mail on Her Job With The U.S. Postal Servi Women in the USPS

Women have been part of mail delivery in the U.S. since colonial times, but it took centuries for women postal workers to become commonplace. Even through times when certain USPS jobs were off limits to them, women were still vital to the postal service.

Central 'Adoration of the Mystic Lamb' panel. Live From FanX: Nazis, the Occult and Indiana Jones

It’s fairly common knowledge that the Nazis were prolific looters and that there was occult interest among the officers of the organization. How weird did things actually get, and how close are the Indiana Jones movies to what really happened?

fanx-film-history-600x350 Live From FanX: Salt Lake City’s Place in Film History

You may not know that Salt Lake City has been home to some key moments in film history. Guest host Bryan Young joins Holly to talk about everything from Charlie Chaplin to recent movies.

Marriage of Queen Victoria A Brief History of the ‘White Wedding’

Have you ever wondered why so many of today's weddings feature white dresses, tiered cakes and registries for silver and dishes? Queen Victoria (and the rest of her era) get a lot of the credit.

GPO In Ruins The Easter Rising of 1916

The Easter Rising is considered to be one of the most pivotal events in modern Irish history, and it was a precursor to a number of other events that have happened since then, both within and outside of Ireland.

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