Let's look at three of history's most famous hand gestures, where they originated, and what they initially meant.
A Look At Nomadic Communities And Their Fascinating Lives
We all have our lives – school, work, the coffeehouse, the bar, and our comfortable, loving beds. But have you ever wondered what it would be like to turn life entirely..
What’s Hiding Behind Mona Lisa’s Smile?
By now, you're probably familiar with Mona Lisa and her infamous smile, right? The one that follows you wherever you go. The painting is less known as an artistic masterpiece..
Brutalist Buildings and its Evolvement in Modern Day Architecture
Brutalist architecture became popular after 1945. The style veered away from the old ornamental style of buildings.
The Discovery of The Sword of Goujian
The interesting Sword of King Goujian of Yue is still well kept until this day and in nearly pristine condition.
From Their Name to Their Principles – The History of London Bobbies
In London, they don't refer to their Metropolitan Police as "detective" or "officer," they call their policemen as "Bobby." What is the origin of the term? What is the history..
3 of the Most-Watched Television Events in History
For most of us, television has become a part of our daily lives. From Saturday morning cartoons to tuning into the news as we grew up, television has shaped our lives in many..
Same But Different: Actresses That Look Nothing Like Their Characters
Hollywood is filled with gorgeous leading ladies, but from time to time these actresses have to ditch the glamorous gowns, contoured cheekbones, and immerse themselves into an..
The Long & Flavorful History of Restaurants
Though it may seem like people have been eating outside of their homes since the beginning of time, restaurants (like everything else) have a long and exciting history. People..
The Surprising and Inspiring History of Pretzels
Pretzels are everyone's favorite snack food, but they started as something else entirely. The savory snack has a religious past that includes monks! From monks who originated..
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..
3 of Hollywood’s Most Rebellious Women
Hollywood is known for many things, including inspiration and talent. On the other hand, Hollywood is known for turning stars completely jaded. The expectations surrounding..
So, How Did Vincent van Gogh Actually Lose His Ear?
Vincent van Gogh is known for his artwork, devotion to his craft, and his extensive contributions to Western art. That being said, he may be most well known for one..
More Photos of Life in North Korea You Probably Haven’t seen Before
There is nothing more intriguing than mystery, and North Korea has an aura of mystery all around it. If you've seen our previous articles about rare images from North Korea,..