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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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Count your way through history with eye-opening lineups of events, figures, facts and more.
Myths debunked, truths revealed and your most burning history questions answered.
Explore food facts and get the story behind your favorite dishes.
Did you know that New York has a state muffin and that Jell-O is the state snack of Utah?
Gelatin’s popularity stretches back centuries and spans continents.
While the names of these dishes aren’t as familiar to us these days, at one time they were the most popular desserts in America.
Get the story behind the annual event and find out how to make a batch of your own.
Get a taste of the 19th-century rhubarb obsession and whip up a simple rhubarb dessert at home.
‘Tis the season for rich food traditions, including that of the Christmas Yule log.
Most people have heard of Hanukkah latkes, but did you know that jelly donuts are also a traditional holiday treat?
Day of the Dead celebrations often incorporate traditional foods, including skull-shaped candies.
Host Ian Knauer takes us through the history of donuts, which were first introduced to America by Dutch settlers.
Host Ian Knauer explains how apple pie became an iconic American dessert as he bakes one of his own.
Host Ian Knauer explores the ancient history of chocolate and prepares a batch of mouthwatering brownies.
Find out about the forgotten treat known as syllabub, and whip up a batch of your own.