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...
Florida was dubbed after from the Spanish name for Palm Sunday, Pascua Florida. Massachusetts derived its name from the language of the Algonquian people who lived in the area. Most would think that every state's moniker has a relevant and explicable meaning, but...
Most people already know the ill-fated story of the Titanic. The year was 1912. The ship was preparing for its first voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, from Southampton, England to New York City. Quite a sight to behold, it...
Have you heard of Lassie? And Rin Tin Tin? How about Red Dog? All of these dogs have gained international fame through written stories and cinema, but only one of these pups inspired the legend around him. While Lassie...
On an otherwise unremarkable July day in early 16th century Strasbourg (now in France), a woman known as Frau Troffea ran into the street and began dancing. There was no music being played, and it wasn’t a holiday or...
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...
Elvis Presley was may be one of the most famous musicians of all time. He had countless hits like Hound Dog and Jailhouse Rock, but there was more to his life than his music. Here are just a few...
Switzerland is well-known for being a neutral power. Its neutrality in both of the World Wars cemented that status, and in fact, it hasn’t fought in a foreign war for over 200 years. Also one of the few nations...
Have you ever wished that you could speak with animals? Language is a unique human trait that connects us to each other and simultaneously separates us from others species. But we all know that some animals seem to understand...
This article’s publication date will be March 15th (also known as the Ides of March), a day that we have come to associate with terrible luck, similar to a Friday the 13th. We believe this stems from Roman times,...
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...