01:34 — The reign of 14 Year Old Roman Emperor Elagabalus was filled with debauchery, brutality, and cruel pranks.
01:01 — Electrical engineering genius Nicola Tesla was a true eccentric, with some interesting personal habits.
00:47 — Marie Curie had a strong passion for physics, among other things.
01:48 — Before Andrew Jackson was President, he was a notorious gambler with a reputation for trouble.
01:21 — The Pacific Railroad Act created the first transcontinental railroad in the U.S., which was built with the help of Chinese immigrants.
00:42 — Watch never-before-seen footage of what is alleged to be the world's first mobile phone conversation.
01:03 — While Evel Knieval was setting the record for most bones broken in a lifetime, he was also the owner of several motorcycle dealerships.
Meet the bad cop to Santa's good cop: Krampus.
The reason President Calvin "Silent Cal" Coolidge was so quiet is probably because he was asleep all the time.
During World War II, the U.S. Army invented a new missile guidance system: cats.
Here's a game: If you knew the Star Spangled Banner was originally set to the tune of a drinking song, take a shot.
Americans have always spoken English, but given how it sounded back in the '20s, it might as well have been a foreign language.
Presidents are usually pretty old. So it's no surprise they like low-impact sports.
Think America is the land of the free? Think again. Almost every thing is against the law somewhere in this country.
FDR had some pretty great wheels, but his private train car was even cooler.
In 1926, Al Capone got jazz pianist Fats Waller to play his birthday party, at gunpoint.
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- Premiered: November 12, 2012
- Rating: TV-14
- Premise: Humorous facts from America's history are uncovered. (more)