Christmas, as we know it, is associated with gift-giving, family, and joy. But how was the festive holiday celebrated in the Middle Ages? What customs took place? What foods were..
The History of Dogs As Pets
Dogs have been a part of our history since before the written word, but nobody knows precisely when dogs became man's best friend. What we do know is that it's been a gradual process..
Surprising Mummified Discoveries Unearthed in Egypt
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..
Disturbing Beauty Trends From History
Health and wellness movements in the 21st century are all about cleanliness, but people from ancient periods relied on some incredibly disturbing beauty trends. But the world is..
The Story Behind Ancient Grains That We Still Eat Today
What makes a grain ancient? Ancient grains are those grains that have come down to us mostly intact and have been called pseudocereals. These crops have been staples for thousands..
Through the Lens of History: Powerful Images That Shaped the Last Century
A single photograph can convey a thousand thoughts, feelings and emotions better than any descriptive caption. Since photography was invented, the human race has evolved in more..
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..
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..
Flowers Power: The Secret Ancient Meanings of Old-Time Bouquets
Have you ever met someone who didn't like flowers? We're going to guess you haven't. Everybody loves getting flowers, which must be why bouquets are so common in different celebrations..
The History of School Uniforms
People have always had a love-hate relationship with school uniforms. The upside of having a school uniform is that it creates equality and saves time getting ready in the morning...
Honest Depictions of History’s Greatest Figures
Thanks to the crack teams of forensic anthropologists and a whole load of CGI, these historical figures, among many others, have been given the treatment of facial reconstruction...
Photos of the Old Wild West You Won’t Believe Exist!
Cowboys, horses, blind shooting, and a whole lot of outlaws! It seems like a disaster waiting to happen. If you guys have watched movies like this, the first thing that would probably..
These Hilarious Photos Of Anti-Social Commuters Will Make You Miss Public Transport
Those of us who take public transport know our travel can be a bit more entertaining than the average carpool. That's really because we don't get to choose who we travel with...
The Real Truth Behind Viking Culture
The Vikings were seafaring people that were around from the late eight to the early eleventh century. They were very well-established explorers, traders, and warriors who had discovered..
The Greatest Presidents in U.S. History
If you’ve ever wondered which American president was the greatest in history, we may just have an answer for you. C-SPAN recently brought together a team of experts to figure out..