Big Questions, History

Did FDR Really Have Polio?

Jill Harness

Has a U.S. River Run Backwards Before?

Matt Soniak

Last month, the U.S.

How Are Shrunken Heads Made?

Matt Soniak

Head shrinking is rumored to have occurred all over the world, but documented only among a few indigenous South American tribes living in Peru and Ecuador.

Why is a Fake Doctor Called a Quack?

Matt Soniak

Quack, in the sense of a medical impostor, is a shortening of the old Dutch quacksalver (spelled kwakzalver in the modern Dutch), which originally meant a person who cures with home remedies, and then

What’s the Difference Between a Boat and a Ship?

Matt Soniak

In What Field Was Martin Luther King, Jr. a Doctor?

Matt Soniak