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Alvin Kelly’s Claim to Fame? Sitting on Flagpoles!

Funny History | October 16, 2018

It is not the most conventional way to fame, but for Alvin ‘Shipwreck’ Kelly it was certainly effective. During the 1920s and 1930s, Kelly earned a name for himself...

Does Death Valley Conceal an Ancient Subterranean City?: The Legend of Shin-Au-Av.

historical landmarks | October 15, 2018

Death Valley National Park California United States Of America North America. (Photo by: Francesco Vaninetti/ClickAlps/REDA&CO/UIG via G...

Six Baffling Historical Artifacts

Artifacts | October 14, 2018

There are some artifacts in history that historians do not agree on. Although a lot of researchers and code-breakers have tried to prove or disprove them, there are still, to this day, m...

Six of the Deadliest Hurricanes to Hit the U.S.

Events | October 13, 2018

In the United States, as well as around the world, we see more devastating storms than ever before and they seem to be happening more frequently.  The most recent deadli...

Danica McKellar: A Math “Wonder”

People | October 12, 2018

Actress Danica McKellar on July 27, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/WireImage) As a child actress, Danica McKellar rose to prominence for playing Winnie Co...

Mary Anning: She Sells Seashells by the Seashore

1800s | October 11, 2018

The tongue-twister that none of us can say…did you know that it is more than just an impossible to pronounce sentence? The tongue-twister actually refers to a real pers...

The Flight of Wrong Way Corrigan: Navigational Error or Publicity Stunt?

1930s | October 10, 2018

American aviator Douglas ‘Wrong Way’ Corrigan waves to the crows at the Ticker Tape Parade in New York City. (Photo by George Rinhart/Corbis via G...

Molly Pitcher, Heroine of the Revolutionary War

Women in History | October 9, 2018

While the men waged war during America’s fight for independence, there is an urban legend of at least one woman that joined the fighting. Nicknamed Molly Pitcher, this h...

This Diamond is as Cold as Ice: The Curse of the Hope Diamond

Artifacts | October 8, 2018

The Hope Diamond, a magnificent 45.52-carat blue diamond, has a reputation for being unusual, breathtaking and expensive but it is also equally known for t...

A Look at Royalty

British History | October 7, 2018

Excited children watch HRH Elizabeth II during the opening ceremony for the Lagan Bridge in Belfast, Northern Ireland, 09 March. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images) What would it...

History of Popular Video Game Systems

Then and Now | October 6, 2018

What’s all the buzz about video games? Why is it such a billion dollar industry? Video games have become a part of our culture. This has become a form of entertainment that has e...

The First College Football Game Looked Nothing Like Today’s Game Day Spectacles.

1800s | October 5, 2018

Not the 1869 Rutgers’ football team, this is a group portrait of the Rutgers College 1891 football team, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1891...

America's Largest Home: Biltmore Estate By The Numbers

1800s | October 4, 2018

The Biltmore Estate, the largest privately owned home in America, built by George Vanderbilt between 1889 and 1895, is one of area's major tourist draws as viewed o...

Shirley Temple – The Teenage Years

1940s | October 3, 2018

Formal headshot portrait of actor Shirley Temple wearing a low cut evening dress, posing with flowers. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) We may remember Shirley Temple most for...

Ringing Rocks of Pennsylvania: A Geological Mystery

historical landmarks | October 2, 2018

A woman does Yoga on the edge of a massive boulder field, the remnants of a receding glacier at the end of the last Ice Age, in Pennsylvania on August 2, 2017. (Photo ...

Wait?? Where Was The Shining Filmed?

historical landmarks | October 1, 2018

Timberline Lodge and Mount Hood; Mount Hood National Forest, Cascade Mountains, Oregon. (Photo by: Greg Vaughn /VW PICS/UIG via Getty Images) Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 movie, The Shini...

The Ancient Sunken City of Baia, Italy

Archaeological FInds | September 30, 2018

NOVEMBER 28: Old ruins of a building, Baia, Campania, Italy (Photo by De Agostini/Getty Images) If these ruins from this once beautiful city could speak to us, what stories would...