Category: General

How cigarette companies turned doctors into their biggest advocates

Eyewitness recalls Pinochet’s Coup 45 years later

The colorful life of the The Queen Mother, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, is an adventure in royal screw-ups

Following the Great Depression, the economy is invented

The strange, true story of how trick-or-treating began

This light-skinned black actress refused to reject her culture for Hollywood’s perks, and she became an icon

Benito Mussolini’s horrifying death was a massive dose of payback from his pissed off citizens

Michelangelo is an LGBTQ artist icon, and he turned the Sistine Chapel fabulously queer

Grace Kelly’s wedding gown is still the most popular (and gorgeous!) dress of all time

The Pirate Code was way stricter than you probably think, and for good reason

Officials say Fidel Castro survived over 600 assassination attempts

Old Czech hunger stones warn weather is almost as bad as it ever was

The time a Frenchman led a bunch of unruly Texans to victory

How a tea party kicked off the suffragette movement in America

The nastiest war in the modern era took place in a country you wouldn’t expect

The Confederate Constitution was basically plagiarized

Check out these freshly-minted UNESCO heritage sites around the world

How Franz Ferdinand’s assassination started WWI

The origins of FBI criminal profiling

The long history of DC Comics and Marvel’s rivalry

The rise and fall of Lisa Frank

Fierce women throughout history: The heroes of today and tomorrow

Rare last photos of extinct animals

Christian stories may have come from Mesopotamian myths

How did people wake up before alarm clocks?

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