Tag: interesting

The fascinating history of optical illusions

The incredible, disturbing true story of Nicholas Barclay and his masterful imposter

The notorious Benedict Arnold became a U.S. traitor for a pretty selfish reason

A closer look at the private life of notorious drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar

February 26, 1616: Galileo is banned from the Catholic Church

January 12, 1998: Nineteen European countries jointly ban human cloning

Marie Antoinette probably didn’t say “let them eat cake”

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

This 1950s science kit for kids came with real uranium

The world’s first submarine was a total garbage fire of a creation, and yes, of course they still used it

This historical figure’s legacy? When you gotta go, don’t hold it. Unless you want to die.

How a war popularized Kraft mac n’ cheese

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

September 20, 1893: The first American gas-powered car goes for a test drive

September 18, 1851: The New York Times is born

September 17, 1630: Boston, Massachusetts is finally founded

How gambling, drinking, and laziness led to the creation of the sandwich

September 15, 1835: Charles Darwin finally reaches the Galapagos Islands

September 8th,1892: The Pledge of Allegiance is born — but not for the reason you think

September 5, 1977: The Voyager 1 spacecraft is launched

September 2, 1789: The US Department of the Treasury is created

August 30, 1967: The first African American Supreme Court justice confirmed

August 27th, 1955: Weirdos, rejoice! The Guinness Book of World Records is first published

30 of the world’s oldest living celebrities are stepping back into the spotlight

CGI shows what rock stars would look like if they were alive today

Underwater espionage: The surprising history of marine mammals and military service

General 06.11.19

Young Joseph Stalin before he was a crazy dictator

US

Alabama aims to challenge historical Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision

Rhinestones, sunglasses, and rock ‘n’ roll: Elton John, the musical genius

World 06.10.19

How did the Mexican revolution begin?

Ancient 06.09.19

Hidden prehistoric city uncovered beneath Lake Titicaca

US 06.08.19

The legendary life of Civil Rights activist Ella Baker

An American tragedy: The Lindbergh baby kidnapping

New species of hominid found in Philippine cave

Technology, US, World 06.06.19

Behind the scenes: Photos of the first moon landing on 50th anniversary

The legend of the Second Boer War

30 of the most expensive mistakes in history

What if D-Day failed? The speech Eisenhower never had to give

US 06.05.19

Wild West history: Belle Starr and the James Gang

US

Vintage photos show what happened in Vegas didn’t always stay in Vegas

The story of Albert Fish: The first serial killer in America

How passengers lived their best life on the Titanic before it went under

Rock and roll’s most electric lead singers

US

What exactly does the Constitution give the executive branch the power to do?

The legend of the Mothman

Ancient 06.01.19

The real Ivar the Boneless was even scarier than his ‘Vikings’ character

General 05.30.19

Fans are nodding their heads after seeing Netflix’s first ‘Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance’ trailer

US, World 05.28.19

15 Priceless historical monuments that were destroyed and rebuilt

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