History

The Unknown WWI Photographer

Tuesday February 02, 2016

A new virtual reality project aims to solve the mystery behind an album of previously unseen WWI photos.

The 2,300-Year-Old Board Game

Sunday January 31, 2016

If you thought the last game of Monopoly you played went on forever, spare a thought for the 2300-year-old game of "bo" archaeologists recently uncovered in China.

It turns out one of the most active contributors to the first Oxford English Dictionary was a criminally insane murderer. Explains why he had so much time on his hands.

The Story of the Swiss Cheese Mafia

Wednesday January 13, 2016

How a cabal of cheese makers rose to power, held a country to ransom, and tricked everyone into thinking that fondue was a reasonable thing to eat.

Vale the Schienenzeppelin: the propeller-powered Zeppelin Train that could have been, had the Nazis not melted it down.

Everyone knows that the Titanic was sunk by an iceberg. But which iceberg, exactly? Well, according to British auctioneers Henry Aldridge & Son, it was the one spotted in this picture.

Dark Side of Christmas

Wednesday December 23, 2015

Halloween was supposed to be the scary holiday. Here are four weird things about Christmas everyone gladly ignores to make it less terrifying.

Mystery Photo Archive

Tuesday December 15, 2015

America's Library of Congress has discovered a slew of mysterious photos – and they need your help to identify them. Let the world’s biggest caption contest begin.

Canada and Denmark have been at 'war' over this barren island for decades. Their weapons of choice? Flags, whiskey and a good bottle of schnapps.

Food Photos from the 1970s

Wednesday November 25, 2015

Hungry? These recipes from the decade that taste forgot will put a stop to that.