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Take A Look Into the Dark History of Ventriloquism

Whether you love it or hate it, ventriloquism is something that is designed to entertain. Although today’s dummies are often held up in jest…

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Where Women Rule: 4 of History’s Ancient Matriarchies

Much of the traditional narrative of the human race as told by history textbooks is that we began as backwards, prejudiced people who lived…

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On This Day, December 14th

1. 1911: The first explorer to reach the South Pole One of the great figures in polar exploration, Roald Amundsen, became the first person…

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Voodoo: A Closer Look At The Misunderstood Practice

Say the word voodoo and you might conjure up any number of images. The act has become so entrenched in the dark arts that…

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Think Electronic Music Is New? Try over 200 Years Old

Regarding the typical scene of most modern parties, someone once remarked that real life has finally mirrored art. In the popular eighties game, Pac-man,…

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History’s Nutcases: Jemmy Hirst

Last time on History’s Nutcases, we talked about the famous Romantic poet, Lord Byron, whose life was characterized by love affairs, strange habits, and a love…

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United Nations to Convict ISIS of War Crimes for Destroying Historical and Cultural Sites

“I’m confident that there will be trials for the destruction we’ve seen in the Middle East, and that the videos and photographs produced by…

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On This Date, December 13th

1. 1978: First U.S. coin minted honoring a woman It was on this date in 1978 that the first Susan B. Anthony dollar was…

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Taylor Camp: The Hawaiian Hippie Utopia That Never Was

We all have our own picture of what paradise might look like. While most of us can only imagine living in the place of…

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America’s First Train Heist: The Gang That Nearly Pulled It Off

Of the train heists committed by the Wilkerson boys, known as the Reno Gang or the Jackson Thieves, their first was also America’s first.…

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