The Eiffel Tower Has A Secret Apartment
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The biggest Disney World fans are aware of the luxurious suite inside Cinderella's castle, but did you know that there's also a secret apartment at the top of the Eiffel Tower? Unlike the castle, however, entrepreneur Gustave Eiffel had this epic hideaway built just for himself—no guests allowed.Related: The Eiffel Tower Is Taller In Summer
Elizabeth Bathory Was Known As The "Blood Countess" Because—Oh God, The Horror
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Think of the most deplorable, disgusting, miserably wretched being imaginable. Great. You've successfully conjured the amount of evil in Elizabeth Bathory's left pinky toe. This vicious woman, appropriately dubbed the "Blood Countess," is widely considered to be the most prolific murderess in history. The high estimate of her death count is 650, and she is said to have been one of the main inspirations for Bram Stoker's Dracula.Related: What's Inside The Mind Of A Serial Killer?
Oliver Cromwell Was So Controversial That His Body Was Buried, Then Hanged, Then Buried Again
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Oliver Cromwell is generally considered one of English history's most controversial figures. The public was so unsure of whether to love him or hate him that three years after his ostentatious church burial, he was dug up, hanged, and cast into a pit with common criminals. But that wasn't where the story ended.
Pistol-Carrying Eleanor Roosevelt Changed What It Means To Be First Lady
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First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt blazed the trail for American women to be opinionated and independent. The fact that she carried a pistol in lieu of Secret Service protection is just an illustration of how hardcore she was.
These Historical Figures Accomplished Incredible Feats Before Age 30
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Michelangelo once said, "If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all." That might make you feel a little better about yourself if you're over the age of 28 and have yet to sculpt one of the most iconic pieces of art in world history. (Michelangelo created both "David" and "Pietà" before his 28th birthday.) Sure, hard work plays a huge role in achieving unbelievable feats, but, as you'll find out below, there's got to be a lot of natural talent and ability at play here too...