Emojis have come along way, and are now far more than the standard yellow smiley of yesteryear; but where do they come from?
When Did Foraging Become So Popular?
As we see awareness about eating organic and local fresh ingredients is on the rise, foraging for wild food has also grown in popularity over recent years, becoming a popular..
The Most Insane Stunts Since Evel Knievel
These iconic stuntmen pushed the boundaries in death-defying acts.
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..
These Acts of Goodwill Shaped History
History is filled with acts of kindness, bravery, and all-around good humanity, we wouldn't have survived without it.
The Origin of Dog Training
From cruelty to kindness — how our approach to dog training has become more enlightened. Dog training used to be cruel, a system that thrived on punishment, threats, and..
The Lost History of American River Communities, Revisited by an Artist in a Shantyboat
Wes Modes is documenting life along America’s waterways. American rivers used to be home to thousands of people, particularly during the 19th and early 20th centuries...
How One Man Liberated a Whole Nation
After 27 years in prison, on February 11, 1990, Nelson Mandela was released. As the leader of the African National Congress (ANC), the most established black political..
The Day Twitter Came Into Our Lives
Rewind back to the not so distant past — the year 2006 — the year that one of the biggest social media platforms came to be.
5 Lessons from Pandemics of the Past
While pandemics around the world have wreaked havoc on populations through the centuries, like the Bubonic Plague and 1918 pandemic, societies sharpened their critical..
A Brief Guide to the Florence Syndrome Phenomena
If you have a huge knack for art, then there’s no feeling like being able to appreciate the finest visual craft you’ve ever laid your eyes on. As the minds of people..
A Glimpse Into Las Vegas During The 1950s
Home to flashing lights and raucous nights, the city of Las Vegas began to earn its crazy reputation during the 1950s. That decade saw monumental developments throughout the..
Strange Comic Book Adaptations That Are Hilariously Weird and Interesting
Comic books made a grand comeback a few years ago, with superhero blockbusters hitting cinemas and televisions one after another. It's safe to say that the hiatus has finally..
These Forensic Experts Have Brought These Historical Figures Back To Life
It's been a real pain recreating faces on historical figures. Unfortunately, Nefertiti didn't walk around taking selfies so we have had to rely on sculptures and paintings..
The History Behind Brunch
Love it or hate it, the time-honored testament to a meal in place of breakfast and lunch we call Brunch has existed since the 1890s.