Americans started pouring into Saudi Arabia in the 1940s to develop the oil fields. They brought their ideas about segregation with them.
Some scholars have suggested that humans first started growing domesticated grains in order to make not bread, but beer.
On September 1st, 1858, a mob stormed the New York Marine Hospital in Staten Island, and set fire to the building.
Some scholars and scientists are calling climate change the invisible player in Syria's ongoing civil war. But is that too simplistic an explanation?