Gladiators have long been inspiring art and culture. Here are three of the most famous, most ferocious ones in history.
Stacy Allison: the First American Woman to Climb Mount Everest
Climbing Mount Everest is a nearly impossible mission. It's so hard it's almost idiomatic for seemingly unattainable achievements. (Finishing this term paper is like climbing..
A True Marvel: Get to Know Stan Lee
Spider-Man. Captain America. Iron-Man. You don't have to be a comic book fan to know who those superheroes are. But you probably should know the name of the man who created..
Nailing It: How Nail Polish Has Evolved Over the Years
The custom of nail painting dates back thousands of years ago. It originated in 3,000 BCE in China and was only worn by royals. The Zhou Dynasty, in particular, had an..
Europe’s Werewolf Trials Were Wilder Than You Realize
The earliest known record of the werewolf myth goes to the ancient prose the Epic of Gilgamesh, but by no means it was the last one. Centuries-worth of European folklore..
Brick by Brick: the LEGO Story
Ole Kirk Kristiansen losing his job is the best thing to happen to the toy industry in the last century. Now, generally, we don't like it when bad things happen to good..
Popcorn and How It Found Its Way Into Movie Theaters
Close your eyes and think about the movie theater. Now take a deep breath. Can you smell it? That warm, salty scent of the fresh popcorn you're now craving for? Good. That..
The Tumacacori Mission and the Hidden Treasure
Hundreds of years ago. Arizona was just the thing good treasure stories were made of. The deserts, mountains, and never-ending land were extremely appealing to those looking..
What Do You Really Know About the Moon Landing?
Every summer, on July 20th, America celebrates Moon Day, marking that pivotal day in 1969 when Neil Armstrong made history and walked on the moon for the first time. Most..
The Most Epic Pranks in April Fools’ Day History
The tradition of pulling pranks on each other on the first day of April dates back centuries. And the origins of the day and its customs differ from country to country and..