AUTHOR: Elizabeth Nix
9 Things You Might Not Know About “Peanuts”
October 2, 2015

On the 65th anniversary of its debut, learn some interesting facts about the famous comic strip Peanuts and its creator. Read More

7 Things You May Not Know About Vincent Van Gogh
July 8, 2015

On the 125th anniversary of his death, find out more about the Dutch-born painter, including what he did before becoming an artist, the unusual place where he painted some of his best-known works and why he might not have been responsible for cutting off his own ear. Read More

7 Fascinating Facts About the Panama Canal
August 15, 2014

On the 100th anniversary of its opening, find out more about the famous waterway connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Read More

7 Fascinating Facts About Elvis Presley
July 1, 2014

60 years after Elvis’ recording of the song that launched his career, find out facts about the iconic entertainer that might surprise you. Read More

Will Paper Money Go the Way of the Dinosaur?
December 19, 2013

A number of nations are giving up paper currency. Could America be next? Read More

A Million-Dollar Picasso Could Be Yours—For Just $135
December 10, 2013

This month, a painting by Picasso is being raffled off, for the first time ever online, in order to help a group working to save an ancient city. Read More

World-Famous Christmas Tree Will Light Up Tonight
December 4, 2013

As the tree lighting at New York City’s Rockefeller Center marks its 81st anniversary, find out more about this sparkling tradition. Read More

Japanese Mega-Submarine From WWII Discovered off Hawaii
December 3, 2013

Researchers find a giant aircraft-carrier sub that was captured and sunk by the U.S. Navy nearly 70 years ago. Read More

JFK Artifacts Fetch Hefty Sums at Auctions
November 21, 2013

Buyers are spending big money to own a piece of Kennedy history, from nearly $600,000 for the president’s leather jacket to $318,000 for a car he once rode in. Read More

Did George Washington Knock Back a Cold One Here?
November 13, 2013

NYC preservationist makes a potentially major historic find: possible remnants of the Colonial-era Bull’s Head Tavern. Read More