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NASA created, 1958
On this day in 1958, the U.S. Congress passes legislation establishing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a civilian agency responsible f…
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Author: Laura Schumm
Food fads have come and gone in many cultures and in various forms for centuries, but America has had a particularly unique affinity for adopting—and dropping—culinary trends with regularity.
Since prehistoric times humans have altered the state of food to extend its longevity or improve its taste.
Founding Father, author of the Declaration of Independence, third president of the United States, appropriator of the Louisiana Purchase, gastronome…?
Did you know the hugely popular popular candy got its start during World War II?
During both World Wars, America’s agricultural production became a powerful military tool.
Find out more about wartime restrictions and try out a popular ration recipe.
Why were apples, tomatoes and potatoes once feared—and forbidden?
Did you know that the roots of modern-day deviled eggs can be traced back to ancient Rome?
The health benefits of fruits and vegetables such as blueberries, broccoli, and kale are well documented, but which foods did our ancient forebears consider to be exceptionally healthy?