Knievel’s last leap in the spotlight was a Jaws-inspired gimmick that would help spawn the phrase “jumping the shark,” implying that somebody’s or something’s best days are behind them.
Time to update our image of the dinosaur with a giant tongue protruding from its terrifying jaws. That tongue was stuck to its mouth.
The swamp sparrow’s impressively preserved repertoire suggests that birds, like humans, have the ability to sustain culture through the centuries.
According to a 2015 poll, DeGeneres did more to influence Americans’ attitudes about gay rights than any other celebrity or public figure.
We've always been a nation of risk-takers, from the Yankee Leaper of the 1820s to the 1960s stuntman behind The Great Escape.
Once they returned home, Native American children struggled to relate to their families after being taught that it was wrong to speak their language or practice their religion.
Rowdy Roman chariot-race fans wore them in imitation of the fearsome Huns. And Ben Franklin used his to send a revolutionary message to the French.
Michael and Robert Rosenberg became orphans when their notorious parents were executed for espionage. Then what happened?
The men were buried at right angles to each other, forming a T-shape, with their hacked-off limbs laid by their shoulders.
An NYC bar moved the gay community forward by refusing them service in 1966.