First, Marie Curie tried to donate her Nobel Prize medals. When bank officials refused to melt them down, she donated her prize money to purchase war bonds instead.... READ ON
For history buffs who won't settle for a trip to the museum or a good book, the Internet offers a treasure trove of artifacts you can own—if you've got significant money to spend.... READ ON
The Ouija board has terrified countless slumber party children and served as a plot vehicle in a number of Hollywood films. Here’s where it came from.... READ ON
Historiae animalium was the period's most widely read natural history collection. ... READ ON
In 1999, the White House sealed these items in a time capsule that won't be opened until 2100. Can't wait that long? Here's what's inside.... READ ON
American coasters weren’t always scream machines. They evolved over time, with specific coasters paving the way for those that followed. Ten rides in particular show how coasters in the United States went from humble beginnings to the towering speed demons of today, changing the way thrill-seeking Americans get their kicks.... READ ON
Goldfish can distinguish the music of one composer from another.