In 1927, the parade replaced live animals with helium balloons designed by puppeteer Tony Sarg.
When humans stopped being nomadic, we could no longer walk away from our waste. We’ve been battling it ever since.
How come it's so hard to go in sweet privacy when you're out and about?
The crazed caricature of genius was largely inspired by now-debunked late-Victorian ideas about how species change.
And how would we know? Let's ask the Enlightenment.
The Roman sewer, the Cloaca Maxima, was presided over by a goddess whose shrine stood near the Forum.
An oft-overlooked explorer who traversed the globe, driven by his thirst for scientific discovery—and a love of piracy.
An archaeological dig turned up eight bottles of mustard powder in one eighteenth-century homestead. Why the condiment love?
Oysters in Wyoming and Arizona? In the nineteenth century? Yes, and mighty tasty too!
At ten weeks old, many of the birds headed to the trenches, carrying back messages over distances of about ten miles.