The best thing you can do in all of Europe is treat yourself to an Irish pint.
The best documentaries prove that truth is not only stranger than fiction—it's frequently more entertaining.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, robbing graves of their corpses for dissection at medical schools was an all too common practice—and sometimes, enraged citizens rose up in protest.
The rich history of the English language is full of similar directional words that are cool but uncommon, like ‘pancakewards,’ ‘couchward,’ and ‘pocketwards.’
This all-new translation of the Homer epic is six years in the making.
The Ouija board has terrified countless slumber party children and served as a plot vehicle in a number of Hollywood films. Here’s where it came from.
The origins of the phrase (indirectly) involve smelly cabbage, Donald Duck, and several Canadian journalists.
In the weeks leading up to Halloween, the family-friendly characters that normally populate Universal Studios are replaced with killer clowns and chainsaw-wielding maniacs.
The ‘phone phreakers’ of the 1960s and 1970s indirectly led to the tech boom of today.
Love Halloween costumes and spooky decorations? Let’s dig a little deeper and learn the creepy stories behind the holiday's traditions, from carving pumpkins to munching on candy corn.
You can see how North America, South America, New Zealand, and Australia, and more divided before colonists arrived.
In true undead style, Dracula holds up well: He’s as creepy today as he was when Bram Stoker invented him in 1897.
Who, if anybody, deserves a place alongside George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt on the famous monument?
Condoms, 3D movies, the name Tiffany ... All of these things have been around a lot longer than you might think. In this episode of The List Show, we're breaking down our favorite deceptively old things, from synchronized swimming to Juicy Fruit gum.
We're glad skeletons are usually made of plastic now.
From spiritualism's beginnings at the Fox cottage to ectoplasm, so-called spirit photography, and beyond, here's what you need to know about this controversial cultural phenomenon.
As is often the case when you look back into history, there’s more than one possible answer. But one of the leading contenders has a fairly predictable culprit: the Puritans.
Eating centuries-old mummies was a hot health trend in medieval Europe.
The folk magic tradition of concealing shoes to trap witches probably started in the Middle Ages.