The last population of woolly mammoths died out around 1650 BCE, but a team of researchers from Harvard University is hoping to bring back this extinct relative of the modern elephant. The scientists, led by Professor George Church, believe they...
On May 26, 1828, an unknown teenage boy appeared on the streets of Nuremberg, Germany. Georg Weickmann, a local shoemaker, was the first to register the boy’s strange appearance, as he was dressed in shabby clothing and was tottering...
The year was 1633. New Netherland was a fledgling territory, the Dutch Republic’s first attempt at colonization in the New World. Decades earlier, explorer Henry Hudson was hired by the Dutch East India Company to find a northern passage...
Many famous historical figures have had well-known animal companions. President Franklin Roosevelt’s dog Fala was so important to him that there is a statue of him at his Washington, D.C. memorial. Many of us know about the current Queen...
The lost city of Atlantis is one of the oldest and most well-known mysteries of all time. As early as 360 B.C. the ancient philosopher Plato spoke of the lost civilization in several written dialogues. In these writings the...
December 7, 1941 is a day that lives in infamy in American history. Shigenori Nishikaichi was one of several men charged with perpetrating the bombing of Pearl Harbor, but he didn’t know what was in store for him afterward,...
Have you ever heard about the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest? Odds are, you haven’t. This battle, which took place near to the site of present-day German city of Osnabruck, has been largely forgotten or ignored by most of...
While many people dread the beginning of winter, outdoor enthusiasts revel in the winter landscape. Skiing is a popular winter recreation activity for people around the world. But did you ever stop to think about when people begin incorporating...
Think your job is terrible? If you lived in the Middle Ages, your daily grind could have been incredibly disgusting or downright dangerous. Read on to discover some of the dirtiest jobs of the medieval era. Arming Squire Working as a...
Most people in the United States have heard of Meriwether Lewis, one half of the famed Lewis and Clark Expedition that claimed the Pacific Northwest for the U.S. and explored the newly purchased Louisiana Territory. Lewis was an extraordinary...
The 1960s was a revolutionary time in many ways. Culturally and politically, a lot was happening, from the apex of the Civil Rights Movement and the dawn of the Women’s Rights Movement to the long Vietnam War. One of...