History

The Weirdest Things To Keep In Mind If You Time-Traveled To Medieval England


November 16, 2018

|Oliver G. Alvar

The British Isles were home to tiny cattle, blatant sexism, and extremely long and pointy shoes during the Middle Ages.

China's Brutal Military Training To Turn Boys Into "Real Men"


November 15, 2018

|Beatriz Esquivel

Many people in China believe that young boys are weak and that the only way to make them grow into strong men is through this kind of training.

Here's How The Thanksgiving Parade, The Largest In The World, Got Started


November 14, 2018

|Oliver G. Alvar

It used to have live animals instead of giant balloons! Here’s the history of Macy’s famous Thanksgiving Parade.

The Legendary Life Of Stan Lee: How A Beloved Legend Grew To Inspire Generations


November 12, 2018

|Oliver G. Alvar

Stan Lee became a loved figure and inspired people of all ages and cultures. He died at 95.

From Twigs To Firs: The Origins Of The Christmas Tree


November 7, 2018

|Oliver G. Alvar

Did you know the beautiful practice of decorating a fir comes from ancient pagan roots? Read on to find out the truth behind the Christmas Tree origin.

A Blue House And A Red Senate: Here Are The Facts, Surprises, And Numbers Of The 2018 Midterm Elections


November 7, 2018

|Oliver G. Alvar

The House goes to the Democrats and the Senate to the Republicans! Here’s all you need to know about the 2018 Midterm Elections Results.

Here's The True And Bloody Story Behind The Origins Of Thanksgiving


November 5, 2018

|Oliver G. Alvar

This holiday does not have as friendly a history as many people believe. Quite the contrary: the origins of Thanksgiving are surrounded by tales of blood, brutality and slaughter.

The French King Who Believed He Was Made Of Glass


November 5, 2018

|Oliver G. Alvar

Charles VI, The Mad King of France, was born to rule in a period of war, famine and disease. He did his best, until a disturbing delusion overtook him.

Meet The Nahuales, The Legendary Mesoamerican Shapeshifters


November 1, 2018

|Oliver G. Alvar

Pretty much every civilization in Mesoamerica believed in Nahualism in some form or another, and this belief has survived to our days.

5 Japanese Legends And Folk Tales That Are Scarier Than Ringu


October 30, 2018

|Oliver G. Alvar

Do you think Ringu is scary? Wait until you hear these five other Japanese legends and folktales that’ll give you more nightmares than you can handle.