Hanns Scharff was a Master Interrogator working for The Luftwaffe at Nazi Germany during the Second World War.
You probably have heard the famous catchphrase and misquotation of ‘Beam me up, Scotty’, popularized by Captain Kirk in the Original Star Trek Series by Gene Roddenberry in 1966.
What you might not know is that Montgomery Scott, the Chief Engineer of the USS Enterprise, led a company of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles ashore at Juno beach on D-Day.
The Victorian Serial Killer Jack the Ripper was originally known as the ‘Whitechapel Murderer’, given that his crimes were committed in the neighbourhood of East London by the same name.
Few individuals significantly alter the course of history. Fewer still modify the map of the world. Hardly anyone can be credited with creating a nation-state. Muhammad Ali Jinnah did all three in 1947 as the Founder of Pakistan
In an isolated area of Kentucky’s countryside known as Troublesome Creek, there lived a real family with blue skin. They were known by many names, The Blue Family of Kentucky, The Fugate Family, The Blue Combses, The Huntsville subgroup, and the Blue People of Troublesome Creek.
‘El Arropiero’: The Vagabond of Death is said to have carried out 48 murders across Italy, France and Spain between 1964 and 1971. This psychopath holds the sad record of being the ‘greatest serial killer’ in Spanish history.
Simo Häyhä was a Finnish shepherd, and one of the deadliest elite snipers in history, if not the deadliest one. With a tally of 542 soldiers wounded, and from those, at least 259 deadly casualties, he was nicknamed “The White Death” by his enemies.
The case of Big Nose George is unusual because George did not end up on the gallows, or in prison. Big Nose George, after a lifetime of crime, ended up becoming an ashtray, a mask, a medical bag and a pair of shoes.
Big Nose George: The Bandit Who Became a Pair of Shoes in 1881
Ching Shih was a chinese prostitute turned pirate that commandeer the famous Red Flag Fleet. She was the most successful chinese pirate woman, but also the most succesful in history,