The Curious History of Counties in England
British counties have a long and complicated history. But this video explains it all in just 10 minutes, and with a bit of humor.
This Ship Could Have Changed The World… But Didn’t
The N.S. Savannah was one of America’s historic merchant ships that promised to change the world. What happened to it?
How Long Will the N95 Mask Last You?
In this article, we'll share everything there is to know about different types of face masks, their differences, when do they expire, and even their origins.
I Never Thought People Rode Bikes Like THESE
In this post, we'll stroll down the path of the bicycles' evolution, starting from 1418. In between, enjoy some vintage photos of bicycles from the 19th century.
You Don't See a Lot of Vintage Portraits Like These...
In this post we will give you a swift glimpse of the portrait collection of one of the leading photographers of 19th-century Washington.
These Animals Have a Criminal Record
These beetles were sentenced in court, and they even had a lawyer! Learn about 25 more historical cases of animals with a criminal record.
Did You Know Linoleum Flooring Is Organic?
Remember when linoleum floors were all the rage? Turns out they're 100% natural! Learn the ins and outs of this peculiar substance.
Travel to Yokohama, Japan, in 1908. What Was it Like?
Join us as we travel to Yokohama in 1908 to see the hand-crafted silk industry.
How Come the Word Football Describes Two Different Games?
Learn about the origins of the word soccer and find out how it's related to rugby.
Antique Pot Found Decorated With... a Smiley Face?!
Learn a summarized history of the smiley face. Hint - it is WAY older than you think!
Myth Busting: Stone-Age Era Edition
Stone-age dentistry, the real prehistoric diet, and more - learn about all the things we get wrong about the Stone Age
Weaponry in the Middle Ages Was Truly Extraordinary
Weapons in the Middle Ages were truly unusual and extraordinary. Some were so remarkable that they sound made up!
Did You Know That Telegrams Are Still Sent Every Year?
When was the last time you sent a telegram? Chances are, your answer is 'never.' But, guess what? They're still being sent by the millions every year!
Was the Statue of Liberty REALLY a Gift?
Learn about the numerous possible people who may have modeled for the Statue of Liberty, and some shocking myth-busting.
Travel Back in Time to June 6, 1944. What Did it Look Like?
Discover a free archive of over 3,000 photos from the Invasion of Normandy
Home Security System From 350 Years Ago
What is a detective lock? and how can a 350-year-old lock be considered "smart"?
Facts & Quotes to Honor Veterans Day
Enjoy 5 interesting facts and quotes in honor of Veterans Day.
Origins of Candy Names (and a Tootsie Roll Recipe!)
Learn the origins of some famous candy names, and try a DIY tootsie roll recipe!
A Quick History of the Necktie
Learn the origins of the necktie in 3 minutes
The Fascinating History of Chicago's Famous Lakeshore
Discover the story of how Chicago developed its lakefront into one of the best in the world.
How Columbus's Life Was Saved By the Moon
Celebrate Christopher Columbus day on October 11th with 5 facts you didn't know about him.
Two Centuries Ago, We Experienced a Year Without a Summer
The year 1816 saw a weather event so devastating that it will never be forgotten by history.
History Lesson: How Was the Kingdom of England Formed?
The history of England is complex and often confuses people. Learn the story of its formation in just 10 minutes...
Alexander Died Young. But What Happened After His Passing?
Alexander the Great didn't enjoy a long life. But what happened to his empire after his death?
There Are Surprising Stories Behind Every US State’s Name
Learn the fascinating history behind the origin of each US state's name.