Dueling was a dangerous, ritualized response to a real (or perceived) slight. It may also have been a means of proving one's social and economic capital.
In its heyday, lace was beautiful, expensive, and handmade. Naturally, lace smuggling became the stuff of legend.
The world’s first video game made its debut at the Westinghouse pavilion at the New York World's Fair in 1939. Read all about it!
In the early days of ballooning, launches were prone to failure. When failure looked imminent, the crowd’s mood would begin to turn.
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A dive into the the University of Connecticut Pins and Button Collection gives a wearable history of progressive causes.
In 1890s Paris, cabarets in bohemian Montmartre gave visitors a chance to tour the afterlife.
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?