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What Hollywood Always Gets Wrong About The Vikings

What Hollywood Always Gets Wrong About The Vikings

A thousand years after their last raid, Vikings still fascinate us all. But who were these barbarian raiders, and were they anything like we picture them?
Vintage Photos Of The Kennedy Clan During Their Youth

Vintage Photos Of The Kennedy Clan During Their Youth

What America's great political dynasty looked like before the politics.
The Mysterious Lives Of 18th Century Garden Hermits

The Mysterious Lives Of 18th Century Garden Hermits

The ceramic garden gnomes we see today have a very human — and very solemn — past.
24 Unsettling Before And After Photos From Operation Doorstep

24 Unsettling Before And After Photos From Operation Doorstep

These little-seen photos reveal a secret Cold War test conducted by the U.S. government to show what nuclear holocaust would look like.
How The Original “America First” Movement Came To An Abrupt End

How The Original “America First” Movement Came To An Abrupt End

An entire movement formed around the idea of "America First," but it quickly died — and with good reason.
Austrian Woman Violates “Anti-Nazi” Law Due To Pro-Hitler Toilet Sign

Austrian Woman Violates “Anti-Nazi” Law Due To Pro-Hitler Toilet Sign

The woman received a fine of $1,280.
This Week In History, Feb. 12 – 18

This Week In History, Feb. 12 – 18

Woman buried with husband's heart, important Harriet Tubman photo uncovered, ancient Roman artifact found in New York, pregnant dinosaur cousin unearthed, fearsome female gangsters.
How “Fake News” Led To The Flour Riot Of 1837

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.
Little Caesars’ Founder Covered Rosa Parks’ Rent For Over A Decade

Little Caesars’ Founder Covered Rosa Parks’ Rent For Over A Decade

After Parks was robbed and assaulted in 1994, pizza chain founder Michael Ilitch offered to pay her rent in perpetuity.
Three Letters That Former Slaves Sent To Their Masters

Three Letters That Former Slaves Sent To Their Masters

These notes shine a light on the complex relationships that slaves had with their masters.
Momentous Historical Firsts That Happened Way Before Most People Think They Did

Momentous Historical Firsts That Happened Way Before Most People Think They Did

It's often the case that the best stories — not the most accurate accounts — make history.