HISTORY Lists

Ferdinand Magellan

10 Surprising Facts About Magellan’s Circumnavigation of the Globe

Explore 10 little-known aspects of one of naval history’s most legendary—and deadly—voyages.

history of money-thumb

8 Things You May Not Know About Money

From China’s “flying money” to Siberian “soft gold,” here are eight things you may not know about the history of money.

Roman Inventions

10 Innovations That Built Ancient Rome

From aqueducts to battlefield surgery, explore 10 inventions that epitomize the innovative spirit of ancient Rome.

King Tut hippopotamus

11 Things You May Not Know About Ancient Egypt

From the earliest recorded peace treaty to ancient board games, discover 11 surprising facts about the Gift of the Nile.

The Mutiny on the Bounty

6 Famous Naval Mutinies

Get the facts on six of history’s most ferocious naval rebellions.

Vlad The Impaler

7 Terrifying Historical Figures

From Vlad the Impaler to Jack the Ripper, meet seven of history’s creepiest figures.

5 Attacks on U.S. Soil During World War II

5 Attacks on U.S. Soil During World War II

The Germans and Japanese waged small-scale campaigns of bombing, sabotage and espionage on American soil during World War II.

Henry Ford

5 Things You May Not Know About the Men Who Built America

Get ready for the premiere of The Men Who Built America with five facts about the series’ principal subjects.

Caligula

7 Things You May Not Know About Caligula

Find out whether the much-maligned emperor was as crazy as they say.

Marie-Antoinette

7 Historical Figures Famous for Something They Never Did

Find out the truth about seven people who’ve become forever linked with something they never did.

Ancient Egyptian Remedies

9 Bizarre Baldness Cures

Find out about some of the weird and wacky ways people have attempted to curb or conceal their hair loss over the centuries.

Fulin, the Shunzhi Emperor

6 Child Monarchs Who Changed History

Find out about six young rulers whose actions and decisions had very grown-up consequences.