In 1892, the dubiously named Mr. Tom Tit published a book of at-home activities for children called Magical Experiments: or, Science in Play.... READ ON
The story of Hustisford looks very much like the story people usually tell about their immigrant ancestors. But in this story, there's a twist.... READ ON
Miles Davis was one of the most important and influential musicians of the 20th century, and changed the course of jazz music more times in his life than some people change their sheets. He was also pretty handy in the kitchen.... READ ON
With the news filled with sensationalized stories of the current Ebola outbreak, it's important to remember that we've been here before, and that people survive. Here are 15 famous people who contracted the flu in 1918 and lived to tell the tale.... READ ON
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
About one in every 2 million lobsters is born with a rare genetic defect that turns it blue.