This Day in History
Bikini introduced, 1946
On July 5, 1946, French designer Louis Reard unveils a daring two-piece swimsuit at the Piscine Molitor, a popular swimming pool in Paris. Parisian showgirl Mic…
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Myths debunked, truths revealed and your most burning history questions answered.
Explore food facts and get the story behind your favorite dishes.
This mixture of canned soup, frozen green beans and fried onions has graced holiday buffets since the 1950s. But who came up with this trinity, and why has it become so famous?
Explore the strong influence of Indian cuisine on the English food scene, and try out a recipe for mulligatawny soup.
Find out how food has been keeping the doctor away since the days of our Neolithic ancestors.
Explore the history of turtle soup, and then whip up a (mock) batch of your own.