Historical Facts

Springing Forward And Falling Back: The History Of Daylight Saving

November 9, 2022

Daylight savings time. (Anna Blazhuk/Getty Images) All the way back in 1784, American polymath Benjamin Franklin suggested that everybody wake up earl...

Crowd Crush: A Look Back On This Deadly Phenomenon

November 4, 2022

Concert crowd from above, London, United Kingdom. (Susan S. Xie/Getty Images) People love to gather in large numbers to celebrate the things they hold dear, but crowd...

Ben Franklin's Sexploits

November 2, 2022

Benjamin Franklin, oil on canvas by Joseph Siffred Duplessis. (VCG Wilson/Corbis via Getty Images) We often assume America's founding fathers were paragons of morality, but the United States w...

The History Of Werewolves

October 28, 2022

Werewolf illustration. (ilbusca/Getty Images) Human by day and wolf by night, the werewolf is one of the oldest and most horrific beasts of lore. These creatures are sometimes known as lycant...

Wild Facts About Witches

October 19, 2022

Caldron with green mist. (Don Farrall/Getty Images) The iconic image of a witch look may seem like an easy Halloween costume, but have you ever wondered just where the pointy hats, green skin,...

Crazy Trends Throughout Time

October 5, 2022

Harvard student swallows goldfish. (Bettmann/Getty Images) From the cough-inducing cinnamon challenge to the deeply dangerous Tide Pod challenge, it may seem like the Internet is making p...

Rare Facts That Will Alter Your Perception Of Time

August 31, 2022

A view of the pyramids at Giza from the plateau to the south of the complex. (Ricardo Liberato/Wikimedia Commons) Wooly Mammoths Walked When The Pyramids Were BuiltTh...

Interesting Facts About New Mexico

August 24, 2022

Balloon festival, landscape view and sunset. (Busakorn Pongparnit/Getty Images) The Oldest Community In The United StatesBefore the land's colonization by Spaniards in the late 1590s...

Fun Facts About Paris

July 29, 2022

Eiffel Tower with Haussmann apartment buildings in foreground, Paris, France. (Harald Nachtmann/Getty Images) Paris Is Very OldThe history of Paris dates back all the way to the 200s B.C.E., when...

Interesting Facts About Iceland

July 20, 2022

Vik i Myrdal, Southern Iceland. Fields of lupins in bloom and the town church. (Marco Bottigelli/Getty Images) It Was Uninhabited For A Long TimeIt may be impossible to know when Icelan...

A Short History Of Firefighters

July 18, 2022

Firemen fighting blaze with hose. (Ted Horowitz/Getty Images) Humanity's control of fire may date as far back as 400,000 years and is often cited as the first step toward civilization, ...

Alaska: Amazing Facts About The Last Frontier

July 11, 2022

USA, Alaska, Denali National Park, grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) standing, looking at rainbow, rear view. (Johnny Johnson/Getty Images) The Bering Land BridgeScientists esti...

Born – And Died – On The Fourth Of July

July 4, 2022

President Coolidge standing on the south lawn of the White House. (Bettmann/Getty Images) To be "born on the Fourth of July" is to be considered as patriotic as they come, s...

Things You Never Knew Were Invented In New York City

June 29, 2022

A lady wearing a protective mask looks trough a shop window with toilet paper rolls displayed as a pyramid. (Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images) New York City is...

City of Angels: Essential Facts About Los Angeles

June 28, 2022

Los Angeles illuminated against sky at night. (Paul Meneshian/EyeEm/Getty) Origins Of AngelsLos Angeles was officially founded on September 4, 1781, though it was then...

City of Angels: Essential Facts About Los Angeles

June 22, 2022

Los Angeles illuminated against sky at night. (Paul Meneshian/EyeEm/Getty) Origins Of AngelsLos Angeles was officially founded on September 4, 1781, though it was then...

Chicago: Fun Facts About The Windy City

June 20, 2022

View of cityscape with fantastic light and colors of sky against skyscraper. (Aurimas Adomavicius/Getty Images) It's Named After A Stinky OnionThe third-most populous city in th...

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