The #MeToo movement is empowering women today, but in the early 20th century ladies didn’t have social media - they had very sharp hatpins.
During WWII Japan took to the skies with explosives-packed balloons to get to its enemy’s home territory an ocean away in America.
Christmas hasn't always been an eggnog-fueled free-for-all in America. There was a time when even whistling a holiday tune was illegal.
What is it about the metric system that scares Americans so much? Do they avoid it because they like saying ‘pound’ more than ‘kilogram’?
100 years ago a deadly explosion lead to a Christmas tradition between the cities of Boston and Halifax. Kindness truly knows no boundaries.
Would the kids of today survive the death-defying playgrounds of the past? Perhaps. Their parents? Chances are good for a heart attack.
The history of slavery is full of heartless and cruel stories, but one heinous case forced the action needed to end the British slave trade.
The next time you're cracking open your favorite canned dinner staple, give Napoleon Bonaparte a little thank you.
Human bodies are naturally hairy. So why did it become an expectation of women to remove that hair, often by any means necessary?
Being an astronaut sounds kind of exciting, doesn't it? It might be now, but not if you were the first, doomed to never return home.
When fitness first became fashionable you had to get your sweat-on while strapped to extremely strange contraptions. Workout, or torture?
The pioneers that we now know as the Pilgrims were anxious, given many tales of vicious tribes, about how they might be welcomed on the shore of the...
This one time, Elvis decided he really wanted a narcotics badge from Richard Nixon. A trip to the White House with a handgun later, he had it.
Did they or didn't they? A physicist has devised a formula that puts math to work in testing the validity of a conspiracy theory.
Every year on November 11th we honor the brave men and women who have fought for and defended our freedom. This is why.
Albert Einstein, besides being a genius, was also a decent tipper. The courier given this note might not have known it at the time, though.
If pyramids are your thing, don't put all your eggs in the Egypt basket. There's somewhere else you can go to see twice as many of them.
Amongst the many nasty things the Nazis did during WWII was steal a lot of art. Billions of dollar's worth, in fact. Thankfully, someone is on the...
When it comes to humankind's quest for surgically enhanced physical improvements, there's a lot more to it than just the odd bit of Nip/Tuck.
Richard Nixon is known for a long list of dubious achievements. Somewhere in that paperwork is his proposal for a guaranteed basic income for all...
Standing as both symbols and statements, some historic statues also have a hefty amount of baggage going along with them.
Why does the deadliest mass shooting in America's history always seem to get overlooked? We wish we had an answer for you.
It seems like a plotline from The Handmaid's Tale, but babies being farmed for international adoption was a very real occurence in 1980's Sri Lanka.
When one man decided he'd had enough living life as a slave, he hatched a daring escape so he and his family could be free.
Newly discovered ancient tablets depict a massive comet slammed into earth around 10,000 BC, giving rise to civilization in its aftermath.
Victoria Woodhull's ideas might make a lot of sense today, but during her 1872 presidential run she went from being called a crusader to 'Mrs. Satan.'
If it floated, it was needed. Half a million New Yorkers were rescued by a Coast Guard-led fleet of tugboats and yachts. When disaster strikes...
Ellis Island, the busiest immigrant inspection gateway in the U.S. for over 60 years, opened the doors to America for over 12 million immigrants...
Jack Daniel's Whiskey has over 150 years of history behind its name, but its only been recently that the company publicly acknowledged an unsung...
The Women Airforce Service Pilots (or WASPs) of World War II were the Rosie the Riveters of the sky for America and vital to the country's war effort.