The year was 37 AD. The Roman emperorship had just gone up for grabs after Tiberius, the previous emperor, had died. Gaius (better known by his nickname, Caligula), was one of two successors, the other being Tiberius’s grandson, Gemellus....
Back in 1890, news of a strange sighting jarred the people of southeastern Arizona. A local newspaper, the Tombstone Epitaph, reported that two ranchers encountered an enormous, winged creature that they claimed looked like an alligator with wings. They...
In 1962, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth, a spectacular feat that helped America regain its place at the forefront of the previously Soviet-dominated Space Race. The recent movie Hidden Figures recounts how three African-American...
Most people today like to think of themselves as individuals - we’d be outraged at the thought of government regulating what kind of clothes we could and couldn’t wear. Informal customs are one thing, like women wearing dresses to...
One of the many benefits of living in modern times is the relative safety of our day-to-day lives. Sure, most of us participate in some activities with the potential for danger, like driving a car or flying in a...
The 1920s was a decade of luxury for many Americans. People were wealthier than ever, allowing them to buy various household appliances, latest fashions in clothing, and of course, cars. This monstrous new demand for consumer products required an...
Okunoshima Island, located in Japan’s Inland Sea between the islands of Honshu and Shikoku, boasts something that not many other places in the world can - herds of adorable rabbits that are tame enough to approach humans. The island...
Recently, technology helped scientists make another fascinating discovery: the animal with the longest migration route on the planet. As you might expect, it was a bird, but its size might surprise you. Rather than a large, powerful bird...
The Statue of Liberty remains one of the most iconic features of the American landscape, after its dedication in 1886. Standing more than 300 feet over New York Harbor, Lady Liberty has been a symbol of freedom and opportunity...
Medicine has made giant strides, particularly in recent years. From major surgeries requiring only a one-inch incision to bionic prosthetic limbs that function almost as well as the originals, many ailments that were once considered highly debilitating or even...
In the wildlife preserves of South Africa, the African elephant and the white rhinoceros normally coexist fairly peacefully. The southern white rhino, a species which is near-endangered mostly due to their being a target for poachers seeking the ivory...