Historically, crocodile attacks are 100 times deadlier than shark attacks—and far more frequent—ranging from harrowing individual confrontations to a mass attack on World War II soldiers.
High speeds, a fatal wrong turn, cut costs, weather conditions, a dismissed key iceberg warning and lack of binoculars and lifeboats all contributed to one of the worst maritime tragedies.
The Great Fire of 1835 destroyed nearly 700 buildings.
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A desire to fish created an epic 1889 flood.
Sugary-sweet molasses turned deadly on January 15, 1919, when a holding tank burst and sent 2.3 million gallons of the sticky liquid sweeping through the streets of Boston.
Explore what happened during the 1966 disaster when the Arno River burst its banks in the city of Florence.
A new study reveals how a powerful solar storm nearly caused the Cold War to erupt into a nuclear struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Explore some surprising facts about history’s worst nuclear accident.