In the late 1970s, mysterious circular patterns started showing up in farm fields.
The English word “dessert” emerged in the seventeenth century, derived from the French verb “desservir.” But the concept has changed a lot since then.
The British Ladies Football Club held their first match at Alexandra Park in Crouch End, London in 1895.
A beluga whale was suspected to be a spy. It's not as outlandish as it may seem.
James Graham, founder of the Temple of Health, benefitted from his undeniable flair for showmanship and his talent for leaping on trends.
The indigo dye that created the Royal Navy's signature uniform color was only possible because of imperialism and slavery.
In the 16th-18th centuries, vessels filled with nails, thorns, hair, and other materials, were used as a form of ritual protection against witches.
A lighthearted look at Americans' nicknames of yore, from master humorist H. L. Mencken.
The rebellious culture of the Beat Generation was coopted into fodder for a marketable lifestyle.
A brief history of the codpiece, that mysterious garment favored by 16th-century gents who just may have been covering up their cases of syphilis.