Article, History

There’s Poop on the Moon

Matt Soniak

Twelve astronauts have been on the surface of the Moon.

Those Magnificent Ladies in Their Flying Machines

Miss Cellania

Lesser-Known Weapons of World War II

Jill Harness

How the Indianapolis Neighborhood Venerable Flackville Got Its Name

Matt Soniak

Who put the Flack in Flackville? That would be brick manufacturer Mr. Joseph F. Flack.

The Bizarre History of White House Pets

Ethan Trex

There's a new Portuguese water dog roaming the White House grounds. Now that Sunny has joined Bo, let's look back at some of our favorite White House pets.

80 Years of Drive-in Theaters

Bryan Dugan

The outdoor movie theater, born in 1933 in Pennsauken, N.J., turned 80 on June 6.

The Lethal Soviet “Night Witches” of the 588th Night Bomber Unit

Maureen Monahan

Wonderful and Weird Vintage Ads From Russia

Jill Harness

There's something comforting and familiar about old American advertising. But vintage ads from other countries aren't always so predictable. Especially those from Russia.

Squirt Guns Predate the Civil War

Mark Mancini

Summer's here, and for many of us that means the season of squirt guns and Super Soakers is upon us.

The Bad Quartos: What Shakespeare Could’ve Been

Chris Stokel-Walker

Just as today pirates walk into cinemas around the world and record movies from the screen to sell as knock-off DVDs before a major release, so back in the 1600s unscrupulous businessmen would walk in

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