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History’s Badasses: Christopher Lee

Most people know him as the white wizard Saruman from The Lord of the Rings, or as Count Dooku from Star Wars. Some even know him…

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The History of Film (Part 2)

Yesterday we talked about the beginning of one of the biggest industries in the world. Today, we continue this very long history beginning with…

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Kitty Wells Performs Her Controversial 1952 Hit Song At The Grand Ole Opry! (VIDEO)

If you just ask my Uncle Burl, the first classic country queen isn’t Patsy Cline or even Dolly Parton. No, he will happily tell…

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The History of Film Part 1

The first film camera to be patented was by Louis Le Prince in 1888. It wasn’t until a few years later that film production…

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Rare 13th Century Chess Piece Discovered in England

During an excavation of the backyard of Wallingford Museum, a small carving was uncovered. At first, the archaeologists thought it was just a carving…

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History’s Nutcases: Caligula

History is full of interesting anecdotes. A lot of those stories come from the insane, off-the-wall things that some nutcase did 2000 years ago.…

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The History of Vaccines and Immunizations (part 2/4)

This is the second of a four part series on the history of vaccines. In the early 1800’s, the first mandatory vaccine was attempted,…

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The History of Vaccines and Immunizations (part 1/4)

Part 1 of a 4 part series: Early steps in the US, and the first smallpox vaccine in England. source: historyofvaccines.org The history of…

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5 Women in History Who Totally Misbehaved

“Well behaved women seldom make history.” History is full to the brim of women who fought the expectations of their times and did things…

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Bizarre Stories From European History (Part 2)

Welcome back to the weirdest stories from European history, plucked from textbooks and memoirs and great lectures. If you ever sat in history class,…

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