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Terence McKenna: Psychonaut, Father Of The Stoned Ape Theory Of Evolution

People | September 16, 2020

Did prehistoric man used psychedelic drugs? (Paul Zinken/Picture Alliance via Getty Images) Back in our pre-history, several species of humans ...

The First Draft: FDR Signs Selective Training And Service Act

Military History | September 15, 2020

Conscription, or the draft, is something that every young man in America thinks about when they turn 17. In order to do anything—get a driver's license, v...

Birmingham Church Bombing: The 16th Street Baptist Church Killings Of Four Black Children

1960s | September 14, 2020

On Sunday, September 15, 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was destroyed by members of the local cha...

Black And Mexican Cowboys Made Up At Least 25% Of The American West

Historical Facts | September 13, 2020

When you think of the Wild West, you probably think of a lonesome cowboy who maybe looks a bit like John Wayne, out on his own, fighting the element...

Super Mario Bros.: Stories, Facts, And Trivia You Didn't Know About The Video Game

1980s | September 12, 2020

Released in 1985, Super Mario Bros. began as the last gasp of the cartridge era for Nintendo and became the game by which everything ...

Jackie Kennedy Onassis: Biography, Facts, And Things You Didn't Know

People | September 11, 2020

It would be impossible for any parent to know that their daughter would grow up to be not only a scholar and journalist but also a century-defining...

9/11 Heroes: Amazing Stories Of The Ones We Don't Hear About That Often

Recent History | September 10, 2020

On September 11, 2011, the world came to a standstill when the Twin Towers were destroyed in one of the most heartbreaking acts of terrorism sin...

Arnold Palmer: Things You Didn't Know About The Golf Legend

People | September 9, 2020

(U.S. Coast Guard/Wikimedia Commons) Everyone knows the name Arnold Palmer, be it as a cool drink or one of the greatest golfers who ever lived, but the man ...

Controlled Burning: How Native Americans Solved California's Wildfires Centuries Ago

American Indians | September 8, 2020

(U.S. Department of Agriculture/Wikimedia Commons) Wildfires are an unfortunate part of life in California. Each summer brings a new...

Porvenir Massacre Of 1918: A Harrowing Night Of Racial Murder By Local Texans, US Military

1910s | September 7, 2020

On January 28, 1918, a group of Texas Rangers, U.S. Cavalry soldiers, and local ranchers descended on the village of Porvenir...

Piggly Wiggly: The First Supermarket That Let You Pick Out Your Own Food

1910s | September 6, 2020

The original Piggly Wiggly Store, Memphis, Tennessee. (Clarence Saunders/Wikimedia Commons) Going to the grocery store in the early 1900s was no...

The First Olympics Ever: A Veritable Free-For-All Of Mayhem

Ancient History | September 5, 2020

Ah, the Olympics, when the world sets aside its differences and sends its best athletes for a few weeks of friendly competition in the name of sportsmanship...

Los Pobladores: The 44 Mexican-Indigenous People Who Founded Los Angeles In 1781

historical landmarks | September 4, 2020

Los Angeles is a city of constant reinvention. There's the past that the city remembers and the past that the city rewrites until the ...

The Great Fire Of London: 80% Of London Burned Down In 1666

Medieval History | September 3, 2020

Fifteenth-century London was a crowded, dirty, polluted place with wooden buildings topped by tar-covered roofs, built close together along narrow streets. ...

Sleeping Beauty Syndrome And How It Takes Over Your Life

Medical History | September 2, 2020

The Sleeping Beauty - Fairy tale by French author, Charles Perrault: 12 January 1628 – 16 May 1703. The scene where the Prince appears to the Sleeping beauty ,and...

What Happened To Aaron Burr After He Shot Alexander Hamilton?

1800s | September 1, 2020

Even if you haven't seen the smash Broadway musical Hamilton, you probably know that Alexander Hamilton, one of America's founding fathers and the first s...

Princess Diana's Death: How It Happened, Conspiracy Theories, And The Aftermath

1990s | August 31, 2020

Diana's coffin, draped in the royal standard with an ermine border, borne through the streets of London on its way to Westminster Abbey. (P...

Robert Johnson: The Most Important Bluesman Of All Time Who 'Sold His Soul To The Devil'

1900s | August 30, 2020

(Delta Haze Corporation/Wikimedia Commons) Robert Johnson is easily the most important blues artist of all time. The influence o...

The Anunnaki: Myth Of Ancient Deities That Predate History And Supposedly Created Humanity

Ancient History | August 29, 2020

Detail of the Sumerian ruler from the British Museum's collection. (CM Dixon/Print Collector/Getty Images) If you've ever watc...

Things You Didn't Know About The March On Washington (1963)

1960s | August 28, 2020

(Center for Jewish History, NYC/Wikimedia Commons) If there's one thing that everyone knows about the March on Washington, it's that it was the site of Dr. M...

Doc Holiday: Stories, Trivia, And Facts You Didn't Know About The Gunslinger

Wild West | August 27, 2020

Shootout show with gunslingers "Wyatt Earp" (left) and "Doc Holliday" at "Tombstone Village," Arizona. (Photo by Peter Bischoff/Getty Images) ...

The History Of Kissing: Why Do We Kiss Each Other And Where Did It Come From?

Ancient History | August 26, 2020

Frescoes of the Baronial Hall (15th century), detail, Della Manta Castle, Manta (Cuneo), Piedmont. Italy, 13th–16th century. (DeAgostini/Gett...

1894: Two Scientists Discovered The Bacteria That Causes The Plague At The Same Time

Medical History | August 25, 2020

Man being injected by doctor during an outbreak of bubonic plague in Karachi, India. Photograph, 1897. (Wellcome Collection/Wkimedia C...

The Invention Of Potato Chips In 1853 By A Half-Black, Half-Native Man Named George Crum

1800s | August 24, 2020

Potato chips. (Urbano Delvalle/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images) If there's anything people love more th...

Stalingrad: 600 Luftwaffe Planes Bomb Civilians In WWII's Deadliest Battle

World War II | August 23, 2020

There are a myriad important battles littered throughout World War II, but Stalingrad stands above them as one of the most bloody and strateg...

Rudolph Hass, The US Postal Worker Who Invented Hass Avocados

1920s | August 22, 2020

You've probably never thought about the origins of your favorite avocado, simply enjoying your taco or toast without a care for the interesting and inspir...

Cleopatra and Julius Caesar's Relationship: What Happened And Why Were They Together

Ancient History | August 21, 2020

Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in a publicity still issued for the film Cleopatra in 1963. The historical drama starred Burton as...

The Menendez Brothers: What Did They Do And Who Killed Their Parents In 1989?

1980s | August 20, 2020

On August 20th, 1989, Lyle Menendez placed a frantic call to 911. He cried that “someone” had killed his parents as his brother Erik screamed i...

Genghis Khan: Facts, Trivia, and Stories You Didn't Know About His Life And Legacy

Ancient History | August 19, 2020

A reenactment of the unification of the Mongolian tribes under Genghis Khan using 500 cavalry men in the uniforms of the 13th century. (...

19th Amendment: Aftermath And Stories About When Women Got The Right To Vote

1920s | August 18, 2020

Three unidentified women make history by becoming the first of their sex to vote in an election after the 19th Amendment was passed, San Franc...

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