Olympic Games are definitely a spectacle, but the cost of hosting an event the entire world will watch comes at a huge price.
World War II was an expanse of awful. Millions killed, displaced and separated from their families and homes; the enslavement of millions more simply...
If penis size is any indication, the ancient Greeks truly thought good things came in small - sometimes very small - packages.
It looks like a broken-down UFO, but the Buzludzha Monument stands as an abandoned concrete reminder of Bulgaria’s Communist Party past.
The last “oops” moment you suffered didn’t result in history books having to be re-written, did it? Yeah, we didn’t think so.
Some foods were never meant to be on the same plate together, So how did some modern-age, stomach-turning recipes come to be? Blame history.
During the hardships of the Great Depression Kentucky went the extra mile on horseback to make sure everyone had access to books.
Products full of radioactive ingredients were the norm ‘back in the day’. It was the price you paid for whiter teeth and tasty treats.
Satellite and drone photography are vital in today’s espionage arena, but there was a time when pigeons were the go-to for aerial photography.
Women were once forced to go to more ridiculous and often times even dangerous lengths than they do today to make themselves presentable.
Rosie the Riveter was a symbol for the feminist movement for decades, but behind the poster was a real woman whose name was barely known.
Stuntmen of the early 20th century lived hard and played hard. They may have been slightly crazy, but they helped prove anything is possible.
If looks could kill is one thing, but what if style itself could be the killer? A look back at history shows how people were dying to be trendy.
Today rooftopping is the domain of urban adrenaline junkies, but it started off as a very dangerous side of the construction trade.
History has a long list of infamous villains, but as it turns out some of these bad boys may not have been as evil as they’ve been made out to be.
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.
Ancient Egyptians gave us the pyramids, but they also started a trend in the midst of all that massive stone block-stacking: completely hairless...
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.