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..
From Witch Hunting to Witchcraft Allegations: Who Was Giles Corey?
Few men have suffered the consequences of the infamous Salem witch trials. This is Giles Corey's story.
Why Pirates Were So Obsessed With Eyepatches
How did the eyepatch come to be so strongly linked to pirates?
How Prince Charles is Related to Count Dracula
Prince Charles hails from a powerful bloodline of famed dignitaries and rulers. One of them is non-other than Count Dracula.
The Ongoing Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe’s Death
Ironically, no one knows just how the mystery writer died. Several theories surround his death but it's still a mystery.
Did a Cow Really Start the Great Chicago Fire?
The myth of the cow that started the Great Chicago Fire has been circulating for so long, people rarely question it.
Green Screen Photos Show Us How Hollywood Really Works – M
Movies have the power to inspire us. Thanks to the advancement of technology, the introduction of CGI and green screens, our favorite characters come so close to..
How Much of a Prophet Was Nosterdamos?
Here are some of Nostradamus's predictions to help you decide for yourself if you believe him or not.
Why Do We Love True Crime Shows?
Everywhere we turn these days, it seems like there's a new, wildly successful—book, podcast, or show devoted to a crime.
Strange Ancient Insect Found Fossilized In A Piece of Indonesian Opal
While opal is always a valuable find, this piece bears a tiny yet remarkable secret cargo.
The Origin of the Word “Okay” and How it Started as a Joke
The roots of the word "OK" date all the way back to the 1830s, and it started as a joke!
Yeast Found In Ancient Grape and Asian Rice Wine Is Used to Make Today’s Beer
Saccharomyces Cerevisiae is a species of yeast that's often referred to as "brewer's yeast." Humans have harvested this resource since ancient times. It has different strains..
The Woman Who Became Governor 11 Years Before Women’s Suffrage
A 32-year-old woman stepped into the role of governor of Oregon more than a decade before American women gained the right to vote. This means she became the first woman to..
The Secret History of Breakfast
Whether we're sitting down to a bowl of cereal, a spread of pancakes, or bacon and eggs, along with a giant-sized coffee before you head to work, there's a good chance you..
Could This Be the English Farmhouse That Inspired “Wuthering Heights”?
Literary history is up for grabs, if you have the means. In 1847, Emily Bronte published what would be her only novel, that is now considered an English literature classic...
“The Great Moon Hoax” Published in the “New York Sun”
In August 1835, the first articles announced the apparent discovery of life on the moon appeared in the "New York Sun" newspaper. We now call these articles "The Great Moon..