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How The World Reacted To Joe Biden Being Announced Pres...

November 13, 2020

People celebrate in the streets after the major networks declare Joseph Biden the winner of the 2020 U.S. presidential election. (Sdkb/Wikimedia Commons) As n...

Originalism: History Of The Word, Meaning, Definition, ...

October 24, 2020

Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States. (Howard Chandler Christy/Wikimedia Commons) "Originalism" is a word that's being tossed around ...

How Long Did The 2000 Presidential Election Results Tak...

October 23, 2020

Disenfranchised Voters Protest at the U.S. Supreme Court on December 11, 2000. (Elvert Barnes/Wikimedia Commons) What happened in the 2000 presidential electi...

9/11 Heroes: Amazing Stories Of The Ones We Don't Hear ...

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 since Pearl Harb...

Hosting The Olympics: Cons Of The Olympics Coming To Yo...

August 15, 2020

The Olympic Games began over 2,700 years ago in Olympia, Greece, where locals met every four years to play a number of athletic games in honor of the ruler o...

Pablo Escobar's Escaped Hippos Formed The Largest Hippo...

August 12, 2020

Playful hippos in the water in January 2015, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. PHOTOGRAPH BY Stacey Farrell / Barcroft Media. Getty Images. When it comes to the in...

A Treasure Trove Of Nazi Artifacts Recently Discovered ...

July 31, 2020

World War II ended in 1945, but the Nazi story didn't end there. With the German defeat inevitable, many top-ranking Nazi officials fled Europe and hid in th...

The Mariana Trench: Mysteries, The Monster, And The New...

July 29, 2020

Scientists are fond of telling us we know more about the surface of the Moon than we do about the depths of our own planet's oceans. This is particularly tru...

The Black NRA: How The NAAGA Is Changing The Gun Conver...

July 28, 2020

The National Rifle Association has traditionally been associated with a certain type of person: rural, male, and definitely white. The National African Ameri...

The Panama Papers: How The Ultra Rich Got Caught Hiding...

July 8, 2020

In 2016, the Panama Papers were on the cover of every newspaper, and it felt like something big was about to happen. Just as quickly as the leak was exposed,...

33 New Species Found In A Poisonous Cave Untouched By H...

June 26, 2020

Let's go back about 5.5 million years, about the time that the latest common ancestor of humans and chimpanzees roamed the Earth and 33 species of insects an...

Rarely Seen Photos That Reveal A Different Side To The ...

June 23, 2020

The following photos of the 2000s will definitely leave you looking closer and wanting more. Are they too hot for TV? That’s for you to decide… The aughts were a ...

A Millionaire Orchestrated An Elaborate Treasure Hunt (...

June 18, 2020

Who hasn't dreamed of deciphering a cryptic map and discovering a hidden treasure chest worth millions of dollars? Of course, finding the riches would be ama...

The Fascinating Conspiracy Theory About Bob Marley's De...

May 11, 2020

(Caspiax/Wikimedia Commons) On May 11, 1981, reggae's spiritual savior and biggest hit-maker, Bob Marley, passed away at what is now the University of Miami H...

The Crimes Of Warren Jeffs: "President/Prophet" Of The ...

May 10, 2020

In 2002, polygamous priest and former member of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List Warren Jeffs rose to top of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latte...

ZunZuneo: When The U.S. Developed A Fake Twitter To Con...

May 1, 2020

Hearkening back to the height of the Cold War, the ZunZuneo project was developed in 2009 by the U.S. Agency International Development, or USAID, as a kind o...

The History Of The FBI's 'Ten Most Wanted' List

March 14, 2020

For the last 70 years, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list has put the fates of some of the most hardened and dangerous criminals in th...

The Irish Republican Army (IRA): A Troubled History

March 12, 2020

The history of the IRA, or Irish Republican Army, is long and complicated, filled with religious tensions, political uprisings, and lots of mayhem. So who exactly a...

Giri Choco: On Valentine's Day, Japanese Women 'Traditi...

February 13, 2020

Women buy boxes of chocolates as gifts before Valentine's Day at a Tokyo department store. (YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP via Getty Images) If you're in Japan around Fe...

The "Good Old Days" Fallacy Dates Back To Prehistoric T...

October 3, 2019

"The good old days" are something to which we've all referred at one time or another. Typically, we're remembering a simpler time, whether it's a call back t...

A Brief History Of Cereal Monsters: Count Chocula Has A...

September 27, 2019

Count Chocula and Franken Berry and Boo Berry are treats of old, and there is only one time of the year to get them. Source: (Rene Johnston/Toronto Star via Get...

All The Times The U.S. Government Worked With The Mafia...

September 10, 2019

Sicilian-born American gangster Charles Luciano relaxes in exile from the FBI after helping the U.S. government in Operation Husky. Source: (Photo by Slim Aaron...

The History Of Hairspray: How Updos Became A Thing

August 29, 2019

Joan Collins, British actress, with her hair in a beehive hairstyle with a white bow, circa 1955. Source: (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) A look thro...

Going Underground: The History of the New York Subway S...

June 25, 2019

The New York City subway system, which opened in 1904 and is the world's largest rapid transit system serving over 5.7 million daily riders on weekdays. Source:...

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

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, Fran...

“When It Rains, It Pours”: The History Of The Morton Sa...

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 salt. T...

It All Adds Up: The History of the Calculator

May 10, 2019

The teacher teaches kids knowledge of abacus in Hengshui City. Source: (Xinhua/Zhu Xudong via Getty Images) Since no one likes doing mental math, humans have devices ways ...

Why Aren’t We All Flying Around in Jetpacks?

May 4, 2019

David Mayman, (Company Founder of Jetpack Aviation in California, flies up the Goodwood Hill displaying his JB11 JetPack at Goodwood on July 14, 2018 in Chichester, England...

Demoting Pluto

April 29, 2019

The Sun and Planets of our Solar System Including Pluto. (Photo by: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images) Since 1930, all of our science textbooks have told us that the Milky Way solar system had nine ...

Saving Seeds Above the Arctic Circle: The Svalbard Glob...

January 23, 2019

If an apocalyptic event occurs on Earth that kills off much of the living things, there is hope for plant life, at least. That’s thanks to the Svalbard Globa...

Bluetooth: Wireless Technology from a Medieval Norwegia...

July 20, 2018

The statue of a Viking King is displayed at International Antalya Sand Sculpture Festival (Photo by Okan Ozer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) If you have ever th...

The Most Dangerous Airport in the World

December 30, 2017

Lukla Airport is one of the world's highest airpport and the gateway to Mt. Everest. Credit: WordlTV

Library of Congress: The World's Largest Libray

December 30, 2017

If you can read it, hear it, see it, think it, there’s a good chance The Library of Congress has it. With a collection of over 160 million items, it’s the largest library in...

This Meteorologist Spent The Past 30 Years Living Alone...

December 18, 2017

Vyacheslav Korotki, lives on the barents sea, in a century old wooden house that became a meteorological station in 1933, where he was sent by the Russian state t...

This City's Wall Building is Filled with Poems and Equa...

December 10, 2017

Scattered throughout the city of Leiden, in The Netherlands, are more than 100 poems artfully hand-painted on the exterior walls of buildings. These include the w...

The Impressive Sea Stack of Dun Briste

October 30, 2017

Towering 126 feet above the sea, the striking sea stack of Dun Briste, called the Downpatrick Head, stands about 5km north of the village of Ballycastle in Mayo county. The name Down...

Mysterious Underground Cave Network Found Beneath Shopp...

October 13, 2017

Many people in Thanet, Kent, England have been shopping in Primark - which first opened in 2011 - with absolutely no idea that a network of secret war tunnels, po...

Rare Footage of Some Extinct Animal Species

October 4, 2017

Once they're gone, there's no bringing them back. Full Report Here

90-Year-Old Grandma Turns Small Village Into Art Galler...

October 4, 2017

Remember the little Polish village where every house is covered with painted flowers? Well, one 90-year-old resident of Louka, Czech Republic, is aiming to make h...

Soon-To-Be-Released Government Documents May Reveal Who...

October 2, 2017

More than five decades have passes since Pres. John F. Kenneday was assassinated, yet the truth behind his death is still mired in secrecy... and everyone from th...

Photographer Recreated Some of History's Iconic Portrai...

September 30, 2017

66-year-old photographer Laura Hofstadter came up with a series of black and white self-portraits emulating classical paintings. The project, titled , was a way o...

When Asked for Advice on How to Deal with Grief, This O...

September 22, 2017

Someone on reddit wrote this heartfelt plea: A lot of people responded. Then there’s one old guy who gave a comment that stood out from the rest… H/T Reddit

75 Year-Old Veteran Saved 16 Kids From A Knife-Wielding...

September 17, 2017

Two years ago, 75-year-old James Vernon, a former Army veteran, put himself between 16 terrified kids and a knife-wielding teen determined to kill at an Illinois ...

New Documents Reveal that Titanic Rescuers Tossed Bodie...

September 10, 2017

After the Titanic sunk, rescuers on the Mackay-Bennet ship were tasked to recover the body, they were to be the main body-recovery ship. Overwhelmed by the number...

The TRUE Story Behind The Boy Who Chained His Bike to a...

August 9, 2017

The photo below is one we've seen so many times in the internet. The story goes like this... A young boy left his bike leaning on a tree as he goes off to war in ...

Massive Emerald Weighing More Than 700 Pounds Unearthed...

August 8, 2017

A massive emerald rock, estimated to worth £238million, was discovered in a gem mining field in Brazil and is currently being kept under heavy security in a secre...

Couple Has Been Dressing in Matching Outfits Every Day ...

August 6, 2017

Donald Featherstone, who hit it big after inventing the plastic pink flamingo lawn ornament in the late Fifties, and his wife Nancy, have dressed alike every day...

20 Forbidden Photographs Smuggled Out of North Korea

August 4, 2017

North Korea, ruled by Kim Jung-un portrays itself as prosperous, self-sufficient and well-governed… but the truth is far from it. In order to give us a unique glimpse i...

98-Yr-Old Man Becomes Multi-Millionaire Thanks To Stock...

July 1, 2017

In 1923, 4-year-old Russ Gremel moved into a new home with his family in the Jefferson Park area of Chicago. The street lamps had to be lit at night and people ro...

Man Finds £2 Million Worth of Gold Bars Hidden In An Ol...

June 16, 2017

Given the fact that tanks are primarily designed for front-line combat, it's hard to imagine why a private citizen would buy a 36-tonne tank. However, this is wh...

It's Been Over 70 Years, But This Drone Footage of Ausc...

June 7, 2017

"One minute in Auschwitz was like an entire day. A day was like a year. A month, an eternity." ~Roman Kent, Holocaust survivor It's been over 70 years since the d...

Michael Jackson and His Gravity-defying Shoes...

May 28, 2017

When Michael Jackson did the epic 45-degree lean in the video for “Smooth Criminal” it completely blew everyone’s minds, so he wanted to recreate the dance routine in his l...

Magnificent Libraries Around the World

May 22, 2017

Handelingenkamer Tweede Kamer Der Staten-generaal Den Haag Iii, Netherlands Biblioteca Real Gabinete Portugues De Leitura, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil George Peabody Library, Baltimore...

La Rinconada: The World’s Highest City

May 18, 2017

High in the Peruvian Andes lies an old gold-mining settlement that has, over the years, grown to the status of a city. More than 30,000 people live in this mountainous city five ki...

Welcome to Japan's Sacred, Men-Only Island

May 14, 2017

Okinoshima is a speck of land off the coast of Kyushu, Japan. What's so unique about this island is that you’ll see no female faces here. Only men are allowed to visit the island...

Man Found $2.4 Million-Worth Of Gold Bars In an Old Tan...

May 5, 2017

When Nick Mead purchased an ex-military tank on eBay for $37,000, he thought he was getting a decent deal. Little did he know, there were five gold bars worth $2...

Then and Now: New York in 1873 vs 2014

May 2, 2017

The video below shows before and after photos of New York City taken between 1872 and 1887 compared to 2013 - 2014 photos shot in the same location. Credit: Jordan Liles | For more...

Photos Show What the US Navy and Marine Corps Do for Fu...

May 1, 2017

Swim calls are one of the few drills US Navy and Marine Corps aboard military ships can truly enjoy. During these drills, sailors are given permission to swim nea...

Same People Photographed As Young Adults And 100-Year-O...

April 24, 2017

For his latest project titled "Faces Of Century", photographer Jan Langer took photos of over a dozen Czech centenarians and compared their portraits of when they...

Recent 'History': The Story of the Man Who Was Trapped ...

April 21, 2017

We humans are fragile creatures. All it takes is a wrong meal or a nasty bump to finish us off. Still, under the right circumstances and with a bit of luck, we ca...

In Some Places in the World, Some Women Experience Viol...

April 17, 2017

Arrange marriages still exist in many countries in the world. Because of this tradition, many individuals are fated to spend their lifetime with a person they don...

In 1986, A Lake Suffocated Over 1,746 People in a Singl...

April 17, 2017

"I could not speak. I became unconscious. I could not open my mouth because then I smelled something terrible ... I heard my daughter snoring in a terrible way, v...

Photographer Recreates Last Meals of Notorious Death Ro...

April 3, 2017

New Zealand photographer Henry Hargreaves recreated the last meals ordered by some of the most notorious death row inmates including Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy an...

What Life Looks Like On the World’s Steepest Street

April 2, 2017

You’re definitely going to redefine the word “hill” when you get to see these photos of Baldwin Street. You’ll see the “Worlds Steepest Street” running through the to...

For Sale: An Entire Pennsylvania Town for Only $1.5 Mil...

April 1, 2017

If you ever have $1.5M to spare, and you want a town to call your own — good news! The village of Reduction, Pennsylvania is on the market. But you have to have c...

World's Biggest and Oldest Bald Cypress Tree Burned to ...

March 31, 2017

The world’s biggest and oldest bald cypress tree known as “The Senator” has a height of 125 feet (38m) and is located in Big Tree Park, Longwood Florida. It is es...

One-million-dollar Coin Stolen From Berlin Museum

March 30, 2017

Called the "Big Maple Leaf," the 100-kilogram (220 pounds) coin was stolen from the Bode Museum in Berlin at around 3:30 a.m., March 27, 2017. The gold coin has a face va...

Life of Pi's Top 15 Shipwreck Survival Tips

March 28, 2017

Survival at sea is considered by many experts to be the most difficult survival situation. The list below, which enumerates the most essential things to remember during shipwre...

Then and Now: NASA Images Compare Earth Then and Now

March 27, 2017

With a time difference between 5 - 100 years, these past and present photos taken from NASA's website depict the changing face of our planet.

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

March 20, 2017

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 Nort...

How Argentina and Chile Used Babies In An Attempt to Ow...

March 13, 2017

Argentina and Chile have been competing for ownership of Antarctica since 1940. Although several other countries are involved in this “competition”, no one truly ...

The Story of The Luckiest Unlucky Man To Ever Live

March 10, 2017

Known as the world’s luckiest unlucky man, Frane Selak, a Croatian music teacher was able to cheat death --- seven times! And, incredibly, in 2003, Selak won $1,000,000 d...

15 Items From the Past That Sold For Outrageous Amounts...

March 9, 2017

How much would you consider paying for an ancient Imperial portrait, or a car rarer than any other in the world, or how about for a chance to rest in peace next t...

The First Products of 13 Famous Companies

March 7, 2017

Take a look at these 13 giant companies and their modest beginnings. Some discovered their niche and instantly dominated the industry during their launch, while others needed to a...

Santa Cruz Del Islote: The Most Densely Populated Islan...

February 20, 2017

About 150 years ago, legend has it that a group of fishermen living about 50 km away along the coastal town of Baru, were generally looking for new waters to fish...

NASA Displayed Apollo 1 Capsule 50 Years After It Tragi...

February 7, 2017

We know all about the Apollo 1 mission and how it ended. Last January 27, 50 years after the fire that occurred during a rehearsal launch — killing Gus Grissom, E...

Heartbreaking Photos Of A Troubled Iraq War Veteran Win...

February 6, 2017

Photographer Craig Walker won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for his photo series on Scott Ostrom, a honorably discharged veteran, home from Iraq...

The Alleged HIV 'Patient Zero' Man Has Been Exonerated

January 27, 2017

Gaetan Dugas, singled out as the first infection vector for the virus in the United States, was a homosexual flight attendant. Recent science has renounced his unwant...

Some of the Most Influential and Powerful Photos Ever T...

January 18, 2017

Given the subtlety of its subjects and its galvanizing nature, documentary photography remains to be a subject of debate. Furthermore, a single photo of a sick ch...

The Jonestown Massacre: One of The Most Disturbing Even...

January 18, 2017

More than 900 people willingly died due to cyanide poisoning on November 18, 1978 from the settlement of Jonestown, Guyana. It was considered one of the most omin...