The Ice-Skating Cocktail Waiters of at the Grand Hotel les Bains

In the 1920s and 30s at the Grand Hotel les Bains in St. Moritz, Switzerland, they had the right idea: serve drinks on its ice terrace by skating waiters. It took some practice getting the rest of the staff serve cocktails...

 

You Can Now Visit The Wreck Of The Titanic — For A Huge Price

For the first time since 2012, History.com reports, civilian tourists will soon be able to visit the remains of the ship 2.5 miles below the surface of the North Atlantic, about 400 miles east of Newfoundland. Back in 2012,...

 

3000-Year-Old Pharaoh Ramses II Statue Discovered In a Slum

Archaeologists in Cairo, Egypt believe they have unearthed parts of a temple of Pharaoh Ramses II, including an eight-metre-high statue. Update: At a press conference last night, Egypt’s antiquities minister came out to...

 

An Original “Schindler’s List” Expected to Fetch $2.4m at Auction

One of the authentic “Schindler’s lists,” the papers used by the German industrialist Oskar Schindler to save the lives of more than 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust, is up for sale. The document, memorialized in the...

 

How Argentina and Chile Used Babies In An Attempt to Own a Piece of Antarctica

Since 1940 Argentina and Chile have been in competition for ownership of Antarctica. Many other countries are involved in this “competition” for the territory, but no one truly owns the land or has actual sovereignty....

 

The First Products of 13 Famous Companies

Here’s a look at 13 giant companies and their humble beginnings. Some found their niche at the very start and dominated the industry, while others have to adapt to changing markets in order to succeed. Apple – Apple...

 

Auto Polo: The Death-Defying Sport of the Early 1900s

Ralph “Pappy” Hankinson, a Ford dealer in Topeka, Kansas, who was looking for a way to sell more cars, came up with the insane idea of playing polo while driving cars The sport lasted from 1912 to sometime in the early...

 

13 Great Cities Then and Now

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Tokyo, Japan Sydney, Australia Singapore Shanghai, China Shenzen, China Berlin, Germany Athens, Greece Dubai, United Arab Emirates London, Great Britain Los Angeles, USA Seoul, South Korea New York,...

 

Why Was There A Full-Size Battleship In the Middle of New York In 1917?

In 1917, the U.S. Navy came up with a creative idea to boost military recruitment: They would build a full-sized battleship with a working crew right in the heart of New York City! That’s right, starting in early 1917,...

 

This is What Dorm Rooms Looked Like in the 1800s and Early 1900s

What did dorm rooms look like 100 years ago? These photos give you a rare look inside… Four young students enjoy some time together at Lindenwood at the turn of the century. A group of girls pose during a sleep over...

 
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