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.
The Most Insane Stunts Since Evel Knievel
These iconic stuntmen pushed the boundaries in death-defying acts.
5 Strange Ancient Customs You Probably Never Heard of In History Class
From injurious bloodletting to suffocating Victorian corsets, you think you’ve heard it all when it comes to outlandish rituals we’ve abandoned, thankfully. Well, if you..
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..
Flowers Power: The Secret Ancient Meanings of Old-Time Bouquets
In the past, each flower had its own symbolic meaning and you could code a full message using a single bouquet.
How a Turkey Surplus Became Responsible for The American TV Dinner
In 1953 a leading Omaha-based frozen-food company, C.A. Swanson & Sons found themselves in a little pickle: Their railroad cars were packed with 520,000 pounds of turkey...
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..
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..
Is Babe Ruth Responsible for the Pinstripes on the Yankees’ Uniform?
Rumor has it that the New York Yankees added their famous pinstripes to make Babe Ruth look thinner.
What’s at the Bottom of the Oak Island Money Pit?
Oak Island, off the coast of Nova Scotia, has sparked the curiosity of many for centuries.
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..
Tetris and How it Led to Game Boy Fever
Tetris, possibly the world's most well-known video game took the '80s by storm. It was introduced on June 6th, 1984 by the Moscow's Academy of Science USSR and instantly..
What Is Actually Still Made in America?
It can be challenging to know what products are actually part of creating jobs and economic growth within the United States.
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 the fresh popcorn you're now craving for? Good. That..
Highest Paid Careers in Sport
When we were children, many of us dreamed of what our ideal job would be. For some, being a professional player of the sport we loved watching was that dream. If you dedicate..
Revisit the Annoying Voice We All Know and Love: The Nanny
A backstage look at the American nanny who grated on our ears and won our hearts.
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..
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..
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..
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..