17 Poignant Photos That Are Anything But Ordinary
At first glance, you might not understand what's so special about some of these photos, but each one has a backstory that will make it unforgettable.
The Fascinating Histories of 8 Everyday Hand Gestures
We hardly give gestures like thumbs up or crossed fingers a second thought, but these signs have backstories and origins, and they are quite fascinating!
Can You Guess the Meaning of These 20 Common Surnames?
We kind of take surnames for granted, as they are just passed down to us. But every name has an origin and meaning, and some might surprise you.
7 Famous Songs and Their Lesser Known Backstories
The 7 timeless hits in this article have such surprising and memorable backstories we just had to share them with you.
The Real Story Behind the Most Famous War Poster
The famous 'We Can Do It!' poster is one of the cultural symbols of World War II, but not many know the story behind it...
There Is Much Behind the Beauty of Attabad Lake
These 10 images do not only showcase the beauty of Attabad Lake in Pakistan, but also tell the story of its formation, which is the result of a disaster.
The Secret Behind Napoleon Bonaparte’s Signature Pose
You may have noticed that Napoleon Bonaparte is always depicted in the same pose - tucking one hand in his shirt. But why?
Experience the Entire 20th Century in 16 Minutes!
This video takes on the impossible mission of summing up the 20th century using fascinating archival footage. Experience 100 years in just 16 minutes!
Fun History: How Pink Became the ‘Official’ Girls’ Color
It seems like a natural law of the world at this point, but actually, pink wasn’t always associated with girls. This video explains how the phenomenon began.
The Revolutions That Sparked These 5 Famous Paintings
These 5 famous works of art were sparked by different revolutions and tell absolutely fascinating histories.
The 20th Century Saw Some Legendary Tunes
A tumultuous and packed era like the 20th century cannot be crammed into one playlist, but we did our best to compile the MOST unforgettable hits!
The Odd History of Ouija Boards
How did this ‘mystical’ board game become so prominent in popular culture? The history of ouija boards may surprise you.
There Is More to Switzerland's Neutrality Than You Know…
Staying neutral during conflict isn't so simple. This video reveals some fascinating facts about Switzerland's neutrality and its true cost.
12 Hauntingly Beautiful Songs by Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday is arguably the most recognizable voice in vocal jazz history. Enjoy 12 of her most beautiful and memorable songs.
19 Images Showcasing the World’s Endless Wonders
Sometimes, it can be easy to forget how wondrous our world is. These images will remind you of its endless beauty and curiosities.
These Powerful Award-Winning Photos Left a Deep Impact
The stories that made 10 Pulitzer Prize winning photographs go down in history
The Surprising Reason Why We Don’t Hear Ad Jingles Anymore
Have you ever wondered why you don’t really hear jingles anymore? Why did they disappear, and what does it have to do with Michael Jackson? Find out here.
These Natural Optical Illusions Are Stunning!
Sometimes, chance creates better compositions than any art director ever could. All of these stunning nature photos will make you look twice.
Hypnotism: Science or Forgery?
His contemporaries called him a charlatan, but in the late 1880s, Dr. Anton Mesmer was onto something we now know as hypnotism.
If You Love Classical Music, You MUST Hear This Pianist
When it comes to musical talent, it doesn't get better than Yuja Wang. Enjoy this lovely performance by the famed classical pianist.
How Singapore Became One Of the World’s Richest Countries
Singapore is one of the richest and most expensive countries to live in. How did this island city-state accumulate this wealth, despite its humble beginnings?
Planet Earth is So Diverse and Beautiful!
This video will take you on a stunning journey around the world, its most beautiful spots, and most remarkable people.
This Version of Hallelujah is So Serene and Special
Violin prodigy Karolina Protsenko and the talented saxophonist Daniele Vitale joined forces, in this incredible duet of Leonard Cohen’s classic ‘Hallelujah'
Captivating Photos Capturing Beauty in Everyday Moments
Looking at the impressive lighting and compositions of Myanmar Based photographer Zay Yar Lin, you wouldn't believe he is self taught.
Unbelievable Talent: 5 Unforgettable Dance Performances
Although these dance performances are from different genres, they all have one thing in common: the wow factor. These talented dancers will leave you in awe...