It wasn’t so long ago that acknowledging queer existence, much less queer seuxality, in media was taboo, but the first gay porn film reminds us that queer people were always here.
11 Unusual Execution Methods From the Past
While most countries with capital punishment use more “modern” methods, there are still places today that use these antiquated execution methods.
The World Has Always Been Ending: A History of Doomposting About Societal Collapse
JUST IN: Scientists and analysts agree that the world is going to end….another in the bucket of societal collapse scares we’ve been hearing since the dawn of civilization.
The Cult of Maximon: The Liquor-Loving Mayan Deity of Guatemala
Maximon is a Mayan deity from Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, who loves to drink, smoke, and gamble.
10 Interesting Events in History That Occurred on a Leap Day
Leap Days always seem more interesting and exciting, but are they really? Here are 10 interesting events in history that occurred on a Leap Day.
Samabaj: The Mayan Ruins Hidden Beneath Lake Atitlan
Hailed as the “Mayan Atlantis”, Samabaj is a real ancient city sunken beneath the waters of Guatemala’s Lake Atitlan.
Decade by Decade: Black Women Musicians, Activists Alike
For years black women have been fighting against racism and sexism. These women are also musicians, using their lyrics to influence change.
The Weird Historical Jobs You Might Have Had if You Were Born in Ancient Rome
Prompt engineer? Back in my day, we had orgy planners. From dream incubators to funeral clowns, here are the weird historical jobs you could have had in the ancient world.
Planned Obsolescence and the Great Lightbulb Conspiracy
99 years ago, a group of lightbulb manufacturers literally changed the economy with a little concept called planned obsolescence.
The First Celebrity Chef Wasn’t Marie-Antoine Carême or Julia Child — It Was This Ancient Greek Cook
The celebrity chef is a fixture of modern food culture, but while many people think Marie-Antoine Carême or Julia Child were the first in the game, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Style Retrospective: The History of Georgian Era Fashion and How It Influences What You’re Wearing Now
History repeats itself — and that’s why fashion trends do to. Take a peep at the historical forces that surrounded Georgian era fashion.
The Dark History of How Lawn Darts Became Illegal
Long story short, lawn darts became illegal after they killed Michelle Snow, a 7-year-old girl who was struck with a family friend’s lawn dart.
Pouring One Out for the Homies Is an Ancient Tradition
You may not realize it, but chances are you’ve already partaken in the ancient ritual of libation by pouring one out for the homies.
What People in 1923 Thought 2023 Would Be Like Versus How It Really Is Now
We may not know what the oldest running meme is, but if these 1923 predictions about 2023 are to go by, it may be the expectations versus reality meme.
Romania and Decree 770: Why Banning Abortion Is a Bad Idea
In 1967, Nicolae Ceaușescu banned contraceptives and criminalized abortion in Romania. The effects of Decree 770 could be the future that lies ahead of America.
America’s Shameful History of Native American Land Dispossession
We take a look at how the extensive Native American land dispossession and population loss happened and what shameful strategies were employed by settlers and the U.S. government.