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The Accidental Invention of Chicken Wings, America’s Favorite Bar Food

1960s | August 15, 2018

Who doesn’t love chicken wings? They are the perfect bar food…versatile and handy. You can order hot and spicy wings, or mild wings, and any hot...

The Real Story Behind the Invention of the Teddy Bear

1900s | August 14, 2018

Teddy bears are cute, cuddly stuffed toys that parents give to babies and teenage boys give to their girlfriends. You can win one at the carnival. Heck, you can ev...

Gutsy Female Marine Biologist Snorkeled with Sharks

1900s | August 13, 2018

Long before “Jaws” warned us not to go in the water, a gutsy, smart female marine biologist named Eugenie Clark made it her life’s work to study man-eating sharks. T...

The Old Countess: Did Catherine Fitzgerald Really Live to 150 Years Old?

historical landmarks | August 10, 2018

People in the Middle Ages just didn’t live very long. Disease, war, bacteria, famine, and those pesky plagues did a number on mortality rates. F...

Portland's Dark Past: Shanghai Tunnels of Portland

1900s | August 9, 2018

Beneath the streets of Portland, Oregon, there is a series of hidden tunnels. These 150-plus year old tunnels connected the basements and cellars of several of the ci...

Common “Facts” Disproved

Historical Facts | August 8, 2018

We’ve grown up hearing people say “it’s a fact” about something or other, we’ve even been taught certain “facts” in school. However, a fact is a fact until disproved or until someone disco...

The Monster of the Andes: No One Knows Were this Serial Killer is Hiding Now

1900s | August 7, 2018

Pedro Lopez, also known as The Monster of the Andes, is a prolific serial killer and rapist who may have murdered as many as 300 little girl...

Mysterious New York Waterfall Defies the Laws of Nature

historical landmarks | August 6, 2018

Fire and water don’t mix. Everyone knows that. But there is a mysterious and magical place in western New York State where the laws of nature don’t apply and vis...

Deadly Fog Kills Thousands of Londoners

1900s | August 3, 2018

The Great Smog of London, 1952. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images) Londoners are no strangers to fog. But in 1952, the perfect storm of weather, industrial airborne pollutants, and...

The Great Molasses Flood: Sabotage or Industrial Accident?

1900s | August 2, 2018

An unfathomable tragedy filled the streets of Boston with a tsunami of molasses…yes, molasses!...on a balmy January day in 1919. The 2.3 million tons of the s...

“Little Women” Author’s Sensational Early Works

1800s | August 1, 2018

Circa 1860: American author Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888). (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Louisa May Alcott, the author of the beloved book, “Little Women...

The Other Side Of Helen Keller Not In History Books

1900s | July 31, 2018

The Helen Keller story has been whitewashed in the history books so much so that people today view her as an inspirational story of a disabled girl who overcame the ...

Horrific Circus Train Crash In 1918 Killed Popular Circus Entertainers

1900s | July 30, 2018

One of the worst train wrecks in the United States occurred with a circus train carrying 400 circus performers was rear-ended by another train and...

Does Buried Treasure Still Exist? Yes!

Archaeological FInds | July 27, 2018

We’ve all seen treasure maps, especially in movies like City Slickers starring Billy Crystal and Jack Palance, where they find an old crinkled yellowed map supposedly showing the...

Henry Ford And The Invention Of Kingsford Charcoal

1900s | July 26, 2018

Everyone associates Henry Ford with the automobile and the invention of the assembly line, but you also have the American businessman to thank for your backyard cooko...

Past Predictions That Came True

Historical Facts | July 25, 2018

If you think about it, the future that is, it’s not hard to come up with something so “out there” as a possible futuristic invention. In fact, the more ridiculous it sounds to us at t...

Pawnee Indians and the Night the Stars Fell to Earth

1800s | July 24, 2018

Engraving depicting the Leonids meteor shower, which was associated with the comet Tempel-Tuttle, as seen over Niagara Falls in 1833. Dated 19th century. (Photo by: U...