Category: General

Katanas: As amazing as the legends say?

Secret lovers, changed identities, and exotic pets: Juicy secrets about American presidents we’ve long forgotten

These recently released photos show Abe Lincoln like you’ve never seen him before

31 known and lesser-known African Americans that made a huge impact on history

Their diamonds made history, but it was one small improvement that made Tiffany & Co. engagement rings go viral

30 things you didn’t know about Ronald Reagan

23 things you didn’t know about ancient Rome

How Mother Jones became a hellraiser for social justice

The story of Helen Keller’s amazing triumph over adversity

Enter the dominion of “The Beast”: The mysterious allure of Aleister Crowley

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

Powerful photos of women entering the workforce

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

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

The unreal story behind Lynyrd Skynyrd’s name

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Think the Kardashians are bad? 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

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