Remember Martha Mitchell? The "Mouth of the South" was once the most popular woman in America.
10 Larger-Than-Life Facts About André the Giant.
12 Possible Reasons We Haven't Found Aliens. And if we did, we might not even recognize them.
Remembering the Unforgettable: A Holocaust Memoir. Olga Mecking struggled with emotions while translating her grandfather's story.
The medical series House broke new ground by featuring a main character who wasn't all that likable. Read an oral history of the show from the cast and crew, including their ideas about what happened to the characters afterward. (via Digg)
Why Aren’t American Teenagers Working Anymore? Jobs are hard to get, and many teens are finding other ways to get ahead.
The case of Mary Ellen, the first documented case of child abuse in the US, was reported to the Animal Welfare Agency in 1874. At the time, there was no agency charged with protecting children. (via Nag on the Lake)
A Civil War Vet Walked Around With a Bullet in His Face For 31 Years. Jacob Miller's compatriots understandably thought he was dead.
Love Cotton Candy? You Can Thank a Dentist.