In 1913, Joe Knowles became a media sensation after fleeing into the Maine woods wearing nothing but a jockstrap. Two months and one bear-clubbing incident later, the “Nature Man” returned to civilization as a hero. But was it all hoax?
A coffee maven—and Frappuccino inventor—attempts a comeback in the cafe business.
Becoming a priest in Boston amidst a sex abuse scandal and church closings.
The story of a device that delivers electric shocks to students at a school for special needs.
In the late 90s, an American man adopted a 5-year-old from the Ukraine. A decade later, one of the two would be accused of molesting young boys. The other would be charged with murder.
John MacNeil was convicted by the state of Massachusetts of second-degree murder. He was given a life sentence. He escaped. He was caught. Through an incredible feat of jailhouse lawyering, he somehow got himself paroled and exiled to Canada. Then he came home.
Shiva Ayyadurai told the world he invented email. Not everyone agreed.