Lists, History

11 Famous Mayflower Descendants

Matt Soniak

Here are just a few of the famous Americans with Mayflower passengers in their family trees.

8 Historical Methods of Detecting Pregnancy

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Before home pregnancy tests, the most reliable test was just to wait and see. But women still wanted to know as early as possible whether or not they were harboring a tiny human.

6 Inventors Killed by Their Own Inventions

Erin McCarthy

Sometimes brilliance comes with a price.

10 Drowned Towns You Can Visit

Bess Lovejoy

Haunting waterworlds that got in the way of progress.

John and Abigail Adams: America's First Power Couple

Lauren Cowling

The Adamses set the tone for generations of American political celebrity pairs to come.

12 of George Washington's Rules of Civility That Still Apply

Lauren Cowling

Though some of the founding father’s rules are in need of a fresh coat of paint for modern life, these 12 are as appropriate as ever.

Where Are They Now? 8 Things That Terrified Us in the '90s

Matt Soniak

Remember how scared we were of satanic cults, Y2K, and nuclear war? (Okay, we're still scared of nuclear war.)

12 Pieces of Unsolicited Advice for 19th Century Girls

Sonia Weiser

Physician (and Corn Flakes inventor) John Harvey Kellogg had a lot of thoughts on how 19th century girls could be happy and healthy.

15 Things You Should Know About 'Little Girl in a Blue Armchair'

Kristy Puchko

5 Presidential Facts Your History Teacher Never Told You

the mag

These five facts are ones for the books … even if they were technically left out of the books.