How Meghan Markle Went From Actress to British Nobility

Meghan Markle was an up-and-coming actress when she met and fell in love with Britain's Prince Harry

The Deadly Attempt to Assassinate Qin Shi Huang

In 230 BC, the armies of the powerful Qin Shi Huang looked set to conquer all before them. But one neighboring kingdom, Yan, had other ideas

This Chinese Emperor Was Betrayed by His Mother's Lover

China's young emperor, Qin Shi Huang, faced a serious threat to his reign in 238 BC. At the heart of it was his mother, Queen Zhao, and her ambitious lover

This Sailor Got Sucked Inside a Fighter Jet Engine

From getting sucked into a fighter jet engine to a misjudged landing by an approaching jet fighter, an active flight deck is a minefield of danger

How Alcatraz Has Changed Throughout History

Alcatraz has gone from a 'place of evil spirits' in native American lore, to a military prison, to a federal lockup

What Meghan Markle and Frances Work Have in Common

In the 1880s, Frances Ellen Work, a free-spirited American heiress married James Roche, an Irish baron

This Lighthouse Made Sailing Into San Francisco Bay Safer

With heavy fog and windy conditions, sailing into San Francisco Bay has long been a hazardous affair. Then, in 1870, things got a lot safer

Anti-War Protests Turn Violent at 1968 Democratic Convention

It's August 26, 1968, and the Democratic National Convention is about to kick off in Chicago. In the background, scenes of turbulence and unrest

The Intricate Skill That Goes Into Landing a Fighter Jet

Landing on an aircraft carrier's 300-feet runway seems like an impossible task

This Aircraft Carrier Cannon Fires 4,500 Rounds a Minute

The Sea Wiz is the affectionate nickname given to a 20mm Vulcan Cannon on board the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier. It fires 4,500 rounds a minute

This Apollo 8 Astronaut Took the Famous "Earthrise" Photo

Once in orbit, astronaut William Anders takes one of the most legendary photographs of all time

An Intense Struggle to Catch a Giant West African Tarpon

Famed fisherman and adventurer Andy Coetzee thinks he may have snared a giant barracuda. He hasn't, but he's caught another interesting and prized fish

Mother Tiger Makes Speedy Kill to Feed Cubs

Tiger cub Kumal is entirely dependent on his mother to hunt prey. He also relies on his father for protection against intruders

Stunning Aerial Footage of Victoria Falls

In Zambia, the 'Smoke That Thunders' is the name given to a gaping ravine filled with a stunning waterfall. We know it better as Victoria Falls

The Biggest Threat Facing the City of Miami

Rising sea levels are threatening to flood Miami. In fact, some scientists estimate that the entire city could be underwater by the end of the 21st century

Why People Believed Hippos Were Related to Whales

Hippos were once believed to be related to whales. They're both mammals, they both sleep underwater, and they both rise to breathe in their sleep

Why These Lagoons Are Full of Giant Barracuda

The maze of lagoons in Loango National Park, in Gabon, isn't just a good place to hunt barracudas--it's also an ancient migratory route

Why a Fire Broke Out at William the Conqueror's Coronation

William the Conqueror's coronation was marred by a bizarre incident. The guards outside the cathedral mistook the cheers for a riot

Here's Why Mount Si Stands Out in TV History

While Seattle is surrounded by dramatic peaks on all sides, the relatively small Mount Si sticks out as a key location in the iconic TV series, Twin Peaks

Space Needle Was Designed to Look Very Different

While it's hard to imagine Seattle's Space Needle looking any other way, few people know that the iconic 'flying saucer' design wasn't the original choice

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