Piltdown Man was once considered the missing link between apes and humans. What happened?
Johnny Appleseed was based on a real person, John Chapman, who was eccentric enough without the legends.
Alexis Soyer frequently cooked for royalty and dignitaries, but also displayed a healthy social conscience.
An eighteenth-century precedent for today's community gardens in Sheffield, England.
Conspiracy theories boil down to a rejection of the absurdity, meaninglessness, and randomness of life and history.
Nuts! is a new documentary about John R. Brinkley, whose claim to fame was transplanting goat testicles into men in the 1920s.
Soda water is a popular beverage now, but it was once considered a cure, among other things.
What's in an egg cream? No eggs. No cream. And a dose of mafia history.
The bicycle craze of the 19th century, in which both men and women participated, was seen as a moral affront by church leaders.
A little history behind the love birds that inspired Chaucer to invent Valentine's Day, the well-known celebration of love.