How Did The Vikings Honor Their Dead?
July 20, 2017

Most Vikings were sent to the afterlife in one of two ways. Read More

The People v. Betty Boop
July 20, 2017

The cartoon vixen was an unlikely candidate for a lawsuit—and for popularity. Read More

Why Arab Scholar Ibn Battuta is the Greatest Explorer of all Time
July 20, 2017

In the 14th century, the Moroccan wanderer Ibn Battuta spent nearly 30 years traveling some 75,000 miles across Africa, the Middle East, India and Southeast Asia. Read More

What the Bank of England Got Wrong about Jane Austen
July 19, 2017

The new £10 bank note is based on a portrait that was made of Austen after she died. Read More

New Study Finds the T. Rex Was Easy to Outrun
July 19, 2017

It apparently couldn’t move faster than 12 miles per hour. Read More

This Midcentury Show Turned Unhappy Housewives into TV Royalty
July 19, 2017

"Queen for a Day" traded big prizes for women’s sob stories—and predicted the reality shows of today. Read More

What Fuels Our Fascination With the Knights Templar?
July 18, 2017

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Going to Summer Camp in 1913 Meant Practicing for World War I
July 18, 2017

How the Plattsburg camps tried (and failed) to raise a volunteer army ahead of World War I. Read More

Long-Lost Sword Owned by Leader of Black Civil War Unit Found
July 17, 2017

More than 150 years ago, a dead Union officer’s sword was claimed by Confederate troops after a bloody battle near Charleston. Read More

The Wimbledon Finalist Who Committed Murder
July 13, 2017

A killer backhand earned Vere St. Leger Goold a spot in a Wimbledon final. Read More