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The Short Lived Democratic Republic of Georgia

historical landmarks | June 14, 2019

The Republic of Georgia, a small country roughly the size of West Virginia sandwiched between Russia and Turkey, is one of the new states that emerged after the dissolut...

Mount Etna: Europe’s Fire-Breathing Monster

historical landmarks | June 13, 2019

The Etna Volcano erupts from the south-east crater, spewing lava and ash on December 22, 2018 in Catania, Italy. Source: (Photo by Fabrizio Villa/Getty Images) In recent d...

Coming Full Circle: Revolutionary Ideas In Grocery Shopping

Then and Now | June 12, 2019

Grocery Store Interior, Washington DC, USA, Harris & Ewing, 1917. Source: (photo by: GHI/Universal History Archive via Getty Images) Here’s a surprising fact...

Kokopelli, A Fun-Loving Guy

American Indians | June 11, 2019

A medium sized Coyote and Kokopelli by artist Alan Pfeiffer are silhouetted at sunset on Capistrano beach. Source: (Photo by Bob Grieser/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) One of the most ...

What You Didn’t Know About Big Ben

British History | June 10, 2019

Big Ben … that big clock high on a tower is a symbol of London. This 160-year-old landmark keeps Londoners punctual and provides a backdrop for iconic tourist pics, but beyond tha...

Famous Hollywood Lavender Marriages

People | June 9, 2019

During the early days of Hollywood, a gay actor or actress had to keep their sexual preferences hidden for fear of ruining their careers. To give the appearance of being straight—a...

Why Right Is Right And Left Is Wrong: Historical Myths About Lefties

People | June 8, 2019

A left-handed child writes on the French National Lefties Day on August 23, 2015. Source: (Photo credit DIARMID COURREGES/AFP/Getty Images) If you a...

A Brief History of Magic Wands

Medieval History | June 7, 2019

Vintage illustration of a cigar box label for Wizard tobacco in the 1920s. Source: (Photo by Found Image Press/Corbis via Getty Images) Magicians, wizards, witches, sorcerers, and fairie...

Conquering Everest: What You Didn’t Know About Sir Edmund Hillary, Tenzin...

People | June 6, 2019

In case you haven’t seen the news recently, let’s catch you up on the news for Nepal. This climbing season, more climbers than ever befor...

Abigail Fillmore, the Under-Rated First Lady

People | June 5, 2019

When it comes to First Ladies of the United States, some presidents’ wives stand out from the crowd for their style, grace, and advocacy work. And some former first ladies...

The Legends Of The Navajo Skinwalkers

American Indians | June 4, 2019

Navajo Indian, dressed in spruce branches rather than animal pelts. Source: (Photo by Buyenlarge/Getty Images) Legends of the Navajo skinwalkers: terrifying mythical creatures fro...

Who Was Your Favorite TV Maid or Butler?

People | June 3, 2019

A surprising number of TV sitcom families are able to afford live-in maids or butlers to help with housework and raising the kids. Of course, these characters are more than ju...

Fun Facts From the Filming of Gone With the Wind

Movies | June 2, 2019

The sweeping Southern epic, Gone With the Wind, was a blockbuster hit of 1939 and the winner of that year’s Academy Award. It was the highest-grossing film for a quart...

What You Didn’t Know About Fort Knox

Abandoned Buildings | June 1, 2019

We all know from history class, as well as TV shows, movies, and books, that all of America’s gold is kept in a vault at Fort Knox. This bullion bunker in the heart of Kentucky,...

Remember 'Kukla, Fran And Ollie,' The TV Show That Time Forgot?

1950s | May 31, 2019

Kukla the puppet and hostess Fran Allison in an episode of Kukla, Fran and Ollie. Source: (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank) Do you remember watching Kukla,...

9+ Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Babe Ruth

People | May 30, 2019

American baseball player George Herman Ruth (1895 - 1948) known as Babe Ruth. Source: (MPI/Getty Images) He is George Herman Ruth, Jr., but you probably know him be...

Who Were the Lowell Girls? A Force to Be Reckoned With

1800s | May 29, 2019

In the mid-1800s, textile mills were a big business in New England town, particularly the town of Lowell, Massachusetts. To keep the mills humming along and to k...

Remember When Prince Changed His Name?

People | May 28, 2019

Prince performs onstage at The Hollywood Palladium on March 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Source: (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for NPG Records 2013) It is hard to believ...

The Evil Eye

Historical Facts | May 27, 2019

Nearly every ancient culture has had some sort of superstitions about evil eyes and curses. The curse of the evil eye hasn’t changed a wink over the years. It is basically the belief that someone could s...

Istanbul's Hagia Sophia: The History Of Its Architecture

historical landmarks | May 26, 2019

The Hagia Sophia is one of the most historically and architecturally significant buildings in all of human civilization. Originally built as a Christian basili...

Italian Food Before the Tomato

Ancient History | May 25, 2019

We all know Christopher Columbus, our elementary school teachers taught us that he sailed the ocean blue in 1492. He also began an important process of knowledge and material transfer b...

8 Things You Didn't Know About Real-Life Covered Wagons

1800s | May 24, 2019

Conestoga Wagon. Source: (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images) Every movie and television show about the old west and the pioneer days include...

When The Mona Lisa Was Stolen: 1911's Art Theft That Made The Painting World Famous

1900s | May 23, 2019

Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vince at the Louvre Museum, Paris, France. Source: (Photo by: Joe Sohm/Visions of America/UIG via Getty Images...

The Story Behind 'The Jumping Frogs of Calaveras County'

1800s | May 22, 2019

A young boy encourages his frog to perform a long jump. AFP PHOTO Source: (Photo credit STR/AFP/Getty Images) American author Samuel Clemens, better known by hi...

Where Did Crystal Balls Come From?

Ancient History | May 21, 2019

Crystal ball of a fortune teller. Source: (Photo by Wodicka/ullstein bild via Getty Images) The crystal ball is a standard piece equipment for any modern "fortune teller," but where ...

The Brothers Grimm: History Of More Than Just Fairytales

1800s | May 20, 2019

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. Source: (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images) We all know the Brothers Grimm from their collections of fairytales, in...

Saddle Shoes: The Two-Tone Classic That Took 40 Years To Get Popular

Vintage Fashion | May 19, 2019

Close-up of the feet of a student in a saddle shoes and a plaid skirt outside Oakland High School, Oakland, Calfornia, 1950. Source: (Photo by Loomis ...

The Blair Witch Project: The First Viral Vlog?

Movies | May 18, 2019

Remember when The Blair Witch Project came out in 1999? People either loved it or hated it, but no matter which side of the fence you are on, you have to admit that this...

“When It Rains, It Pours”: The History Of The Morton Salt Girl

1900s | May 17, 2019

Remember the Morton Salt Girl? Of course you do, Morton table salt still puts that girl (and her umbrella) on every package of their truly iconic sal...

Judy Blume: The Young Adult Author That Got You Through Puberty

1970s | May 16, 2019

If you were an adolescent or teen in the 1970s, 1980s or 1990s, you probably owe thanks to American author, Judy Blume, for helping you navigate the tre...

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