heroes
Comics
Marvel-Themed Harleys Roll Out in Australia and New Zealand
The line of custom motorcycles depict the iconography of Captain America, the Punisher, Black Widow, Thor, Groot, the Wasp, and, naturally, Ghost Rider.... READ ON
News
7-Year-Old Girl Born Without Hands Wins National Penmanship Contest
Judges say Anaya Ellick's writing sample "was comparable to someone who had hands."... READ ON
News
National Geographic's Adventurer of the Year Is a Mountain-Climber and a Hero
Accomplished mountain climber Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita works to bring support and relief to Nepalese communities in need.... READ ON
History
9 Women Who Helped Win the American Revolution
Women played vital roles in the Revolution, serving as soldiers, raising morale, and even spying on the enemy.... READ ON
Books
This Teacher Turned Her Classroom Into Harry Potter Heaven
Learning is magic for a group of Oklahoma City middle schoolers.... READ ON
TV
In This Japanese Children's TV Show, All the Superheroes Are Bread
The titular character’s name literally means Red-Bean Bread Man.... READ ON
List
7 Lesser-Known Members of the Batman Family
Everyone knows Robin, Alfred, and Commissioner Gordon, but these 7 Batman allies are a little less familiar to the average Bat-fan.... READ ON
Big Question
What Happened to the Original Batmobile?
Comics
Awesome Business Cards for Superhero Alter Egos
The vocations of heroes and villains.... READ ON
Videos
Hank Green: "You Have No Obligation to Your Former Self"
Videos
"I'll Bite Every German Player if I Have To"
Will Ferrell's World Cup pep talk.... READ ON
Miss Cellania
Heroes of the D-Day Invasion
Fun
11 Fan Art Tributes to Teddy Roosevelt
There are hundreds of artists out there with their own tributes to Mr. Roosevelt. Here are a few of our favorites.... READ ON
Miss Cellania
The Heroes and Helpers of the Oklahoma Tornado
Amid all the awful news, there are amazing stories of how people stepped up to save lives and help victims through the devastation.... READ ON
List
Look for the Helpers: 10 Heroes of the Boston Marathon Tragedy
Here are some examples of the good to take the edge off the horrifyingly bad.... READ ON

In 1941, the U.S. government banned silk stockings. Why? Japan cut off America’s silk supply during World War II, and the government decided that producing silk parachutes for American pilots took precedence over women’s fashion needs.

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