Untold History of Gladiators (01:03)
See images from Ancient Rome. A thumbs up sign from the emperor told a gladiator to finish off his opponent.
Untold History of JFK and Abraham Lincoln (02:01)
John Fitzgerald Kennedy gets sworn into office. Pavlick stops his assassination attempt. Prior to Abraham Lincoln's inauguration an attempt was made on his life; a bullet passed through his stovepipe hat.
Untold History of Slavery (03:02)
Slaves lived in cramped quarters. Henry Brown escaped slavery by mailing himself to a free state.
Untold History of World Wars, Route 66, and Roman Roads (02:42)
World War I was technically finished in October of 2010. Route 66 is a United States highway that runs from Chicago to Los Angeles. Romans used cement to build roads.
Untold History of Ancient Rome (01:43)
When Mt. Vesuvius erupted, the seaside town of Herculaneum was buried in ash. Molten lava spews out of volcanos. Monasteries at Meteora are unusual.
Untold History of Asia (02:11)
The National Stadium in Taiwan is distinctive for being solar powered. The Ganges River is holy to Hindus.
Untold History of World Wide Oddities (04:07)
Zorbing is rolling downhill in a huge plastic ball. The ocean can turn red. The Baptistery in Pisa is acoustically perfect. There is a red flashing light atop the Capitol Records building.
Oddities in Czech Republic and Circus Ring (02:17)
Sedlec Ossuary is a small Roman Catholic chapel made of skeletons. Barnum and Bailey's circus was known as, "The Greatest Show on Earth."
Credit: Untold History, Globetrotting, Oddities: On The Spot (00:33)
Credit: Untold History, Globetrotting, Oddities: On The Spot
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