Ancient Egyptians used to bury their dead (well, their wealthy deads, anyway) with clothes, jewelry, food, and other artifacts. That much we know. Some of you might also know that..
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 expensive..
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 people,..
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 them..
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 fresh the popcorn you're now craving for? Good. That puts..
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 from..
Wheat and How We Domesticated It
Unless you've had zero gluten from the second you were born, you must be quite familiar with wheat. A central component in many of the foods we eat today, it is the second most..
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 people..
Facts You Never Knew About Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci needs no introduction. Everybody knows him as the man artist behind the Mona Lisa, but not many people know about the other aspects of his fascinating life as..
100 Years of Swimsuits
It's always swimsuit season somewhere, right? People have enjoyed taking a dip in the ocean, the pool, or a random lake somewhere. But have they always had the proper attire to..