The Ins And Outs Of Victorian Dating
In spite or perhaps because of the value placed on chastity, the Victorians took flirting to a new level of crazy.
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?
How Drugs Fueled The Nazis’ Rise And Fall
Despite Hitler's anti-drug rhetoric, Nazi Germany used a little courage pill called Pervitin to take Europe by storm. Turns out it was pure methamphetamine.
How Ronald Reagan Paved The Way For Donald Trump
Ronald Reagan was President 30 years ago, but the long shadow he cast still covers American politics.
8 Momentous Innovations Brought To You By Overlooked Female Inventors
From beer to dishwashers to Kevlar, these women's inventions have changed the way the world works.
5 Criminals Who Say That Fiction Inspired Their Crimes
From the "vampire killer" to the "Nut Cases," some people not only get the wrong ideas from fictional works, they then bring those ideas to life.
Inside The British Genocide In East Africa
"Surely it cannot be necessary to go on killing these defenceless people on such an enormous scale." – Winston Churchill, 1908.
The Dark Secret of America’s WWII German Death Camps
At the end of World War II, the U.S. opened camps of its own, where perhaps a million German prisoners died in secret.
Devastating Civil Wars That Make America’s Look Tiny
The United States invaded Russia, Germany tore itself apart over religion, and hunger became a weapon in Africa. These domestic conflicts render America's Civil War puny by comparison.
How The Welfare State Helped Make America What It Is Today
The welfare state gets a lot of criticism, but what seldom comes up is how things used to be before programs like SNAP and Section 8 came along.
Inside Japan’s World War II-Era Reign Of Terror
During World War II, Japan fought with such brutality that even today Japanese scholars and diplomats have a hard time admitting these atrocities actually happened.