Fruitcake’s illustrious history stretches from the Roman Empire to U.K. royal weddings, but despite its staying power, everyone seems to hate it.
4 Times a Corporation Overthrew a Sovereign Government
Corporations do some pretty shady things and they’re not above overthrowing governments for their bottom line.
How a Heist Made the Mona Lisa Famous Beyond Belief
The renowned Mona Lisa was a nobody – until Vincenzo Peruggia decided to steal her.
Jesus Was a Rule-Breaker: The Radical Things He Said and Did
This Christmas, honor the “reason for the season” with the same radical kindness he showed his neighbors.
7 Famous People That Were Probably in the LGBT Community
Today, we know that many historical figures were openly members of the LGBT community, and some were more secretive about their sexuality.
No, Septimius Severus Wasn’t the First Black Roman Emperor Because He Wasn’t Black
Septimius Severus was a Roman emperor who hailed from present-day Libya, making him African, but he was not black.
How Gomes Eanes De Zurara Shaped Racism in Its Current Form
Gomes Eanes De Zurara was a chronicler during the European Age of Discovery. He also wrote what was effectively propaganda intended to portray slavery and conquest as “saving savages”.
The Deliciously Retro Return of the 80s Aesthetic
From Cher’s yellow suit in Fancy to Stranger Things to Vaporwave, the 80s aesthetic has been waiting to happen…again.
What Was the First Movie Ever Made?
The technology to make movies was invented in the 19th century. While historians debate exactly which film was the first movie ever made, these are the contenders for the title.
Schrodinger’s Cat Explained Like I’m Five
Is it dead or alive? What exactly is Schrodinger’s cat all about?
The Oyo Empire | Complete Guide to the History of a West African Powerhouse
The Oyo Empire was the largest of the Yoruba empires of pre-colonial West Africa. Today, its people are scattered throughout several countries in the region.
Was the Wealthiest Man in History Mansa Musa, Mali’s African Emperor?
It’s long been speculated that the wealthiest man in history was Mansa Musa, an African emperor. But how true is this?
The Freaky Origins of Your Favorite Halloween Monsters
Ever wondered where all the monsters we dress up as come from? Here’s everything there is to know about your favorite Halloween monsters.
Raised by Wolves: The Incredible Life of Dina Sanichar
While people say someone was “raised by wolves” as an expression, the phrase can be applied literally to the life of Dina Sanichar.
From Dracula to Edward Cullen: The Evolution of the Vampire Myth
The vampire casts a long shadow over pop culture. But where does it come from? And more importantly, what lesson does the vampire teach?
How the Karen Meme Was Born and Reborn Into Our Lexicon
Before the Karen meme, there was Becky, and before her, Miss Ann. How did these names that usually represent privileged white women enter our vernacular?