In The Not-So-Distant Past, People Used Dogs For Labor, Not Companionship
Believe it or not, the idea of owning dogs for the sole purpose of companionship is actually a new one.
Would You Electrocute An Innocent Person If Told To? New Research Says Yes
An update on the infamous Milgram obedience experiments reveals chilling results.
What Did People Actually Eat In Medieval Times?
Medieval people drank almond milk before it was trendy.
Andrew Robinson Stoney May Have Been England’s Worst Husband Ever
Stoney lied and cheated his way into becoming the husband of Mary Bowes, an heiress who would endure decades of abuse at his hand.
The Tragic Tale Of Audrey Munson, America’s First Supermodel, Who Died In A Mental Asylum
Audrey Munson's statuesque likeness can be seen throughout New York City to this day. Unfortunately, her own success didn't last long.
How Your Grandma’s Experiences Can Leave Their Mark On Your Brain
New research adds another layer of complexity to the "nature versus nurture" debate.
The Quiet Tragedy Behind The Invention Of Coca-Cola
John Pemberton struggled with addiction for much of his life. Somewhere along the way, this addiction spurred invention.
Cloaked In Ink: The Story of Maud Wagner, America’s First Known Female Tattoo Artist
Think tattoos are an art form? You can thank Maud Wagner for that.
Dying Stars, Physics, And The Reason Barns Are Painted Red
Turns out that the stars above have a lot to do with the iconic red barns that dot the U.S.
How “Fake News” Led To The Flour Riot Of 1837
If the Flour Riot of 1837 teaches us anything, it's that people often believe what they read — and will act upon it.
Dealing With Grief: Japanese Phone Booth Connects The Living And The Dead
Called "the phone of the wind," this device allows Japanese mourners to leave messages for those who died in the 2011 earthquake.