Category: General

Where are they now? People in the news we forgot all about

Powerful photos of women entering the workforce

The media has been the biggest enemy to politicians since Boss Tweed

The true horror story behind one of horror’s most iconic scenes

As if she wasn’t already incredible enough, Eleanor Roosevelt was an Olympic Bobsledder

Coco Chanel grew up in severe poverty, and it turned her into a millionaire

The unreal story behind Lynyrd Skynyrd’s name

Quiz: Are you a true baby boomer?

Think the Kardashians are interesting? Get a load of ‘poor little rich girl’ Barbara Hutton

The craziest thing that ever happened at Studio 54

The soul-crushing story behind the final official casualty of WWI

So, Christopher Columbus isn’t as great as elementary school makes him out to be

One New Hampshire county tried being its own separate country

Anarchists took over Catalonia during the Spanish Civil War

King James IV’s love of language led to a shocking experiment

One deserted island in Brazil was turned into its own principality

Lisa Frank’s long-lasting technicolor popularity

A literal riot broke out over the first top hat ever worn, and the reasons why are absolutely ridiculous

The busiest hitman in mafia history: The ‘Iceman’

Meet the most beautiful women of the last century

This 1950s science kit for kids came with real uranium

Emmett Till was brutally murdered 63 years ago— here’s why it’s still relevant today

How Portugal’s first serial killer wound up with his head in a jar

How the movie “Troy” doesn’t even come close to history’s real events

“Would you be my neighbor?” How Mr. Rogers’s show helped a generation of children

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