Scurvy’s mysterious cause wasn’t identified until the 20th century. Here are a few facts from the disease's long and miserable history.
Groundhogs aren't the only creatures with the powers of prognostication. From badgers to woolly bear caterpillars, these other animals are said to predict the weather.
From England to Japan, royal family members have been upending tradition and risking it all to be with the people they love for decades.
What do chipmunks eat? Baby birds, occasionally. Do chipmunks hibernate? Yes, but not like bears do.
Peter Jackson's sprawling adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings' is a perennial favorite among fans, but it could have looked much different.
For many Victorians, parties, dancing, and festive spirits were staples of New Year’s celebrations. Yet there were many other odd, quaint, and charming customs that for the most part are no longer with us.
Many common yard weeds—from purslane to dandelion—are perfectly edible, if you know how to identify and prepare them.
Discover 11 of the best last-minute gifts to give this holiday season, including MasterClass, Blue Apron, and more.
From the proper way to make a sandwich to how best to cope with a school bully, these '50s-era films seek to educate and entertain. They're partially successful.
Polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914 voyage to Antarctica was an epic failure, but he returned a hero.
Forget images of glittery champagne bottles and fireworks bursting over snow-covered cities. From dancing pigs to unnerving children, these vintage postcards were a more unusual way to ring in the new year.
From WWE Attitude Era throwbacks to Jon Moxley's new autobiography, these best gifts for wrestling fans could make even the toughest smark swoon.
From spirit-free hot toddies to pumpkin pie martinis, these holiday drinks are sure to be a hit with your non-drinking partygoers.
If you've finished Margaret Atwood's 'The Handmaid’s Tale' and are looking for what to read next, we've got 11 titles that should be in your TBR pile.
You’ll be hard pushed to find a European city that doesn’t host a Christmas market these days—here are some of the continent's most enchanting.
Director Hayao Miyazaki is responsible for some of the most beloved animated movies of all time—here are 11 things you should know about him.
These tributes to fallen soldiers may not be as instantly recognizable as the Vietnam Memorial and others, but their stories are no less fascinating--including one that doubles as a mausoleum right in Manhattan.
When the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag people shared the first Thanksgiving in 1621, sweet potatoes, pie, and cranberry sauce were missing from the table.
Zoombinis graced the screens of many a ‘90s PC, inviting kids to use logic and experimentation as they led a troupe of exploited island workers through a Deep, Dark Forest and the Mountains of Despair en route to Zoombiniville.
Many Victorian Christmas traditions inspired our holiday rituals today. But some odd ones, like playing snap-dragon and other dangerous parlor games, are no longer common.
Franklin Pierce was, by all measures, set up for a life of military and political success, the height of which he achieved when he took the oath of the nation's highest office on March 4, 1853. Here's what you should know about "Fainting Frank."
From werewolves to vampires, many classic monster myths attributed to folklore actually originated with horror movies.