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A History of Locusta, The Black Widow Of Rome

Roman history is as long as it is packed with meticulous detail. Over the centuries of their power, the Romans saw some of the…

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Hiroo Onoda; The Man For Whom WWII Didn’t End Until 1975

On January 16th, 2014, as Hiroo Onoda exhaled his last breath, his battle with pneumonia ended with a heart attack. After 91 years he’d…

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Who Was Socrates, Really?

We all know Socrates as the classical Greek philosopher who is credited with being one of the main founders of modern thought. However, Socrates…

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The History Behind 3 of Our Most Beloved Christmas Traditions

Nothing says Christmas more than snow on the ground outside, a fire burning in the fireplace, a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, lights strung up…

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Which Came First? Bread or Beer?

Alcohol is integral to our existence as a species. Every culture, from tribes in the Amazon to the millionaire on his yacht drink some…

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On This Day, December 19th

1. 1998: President Clinton impeached It was on this date in 1998 that U.S. President Bill Clinton was impeached due to his relationship with…

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Feline Fine: The Historical Development Of Cats In Society

Love them or hate them, there’s no point in admitting that house cats belong anywhere else but curled up in a home. While they…

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Aged Beef Delicacy; Eating The Meat Of A 36,000 Year Old Bison

Nothing you’ve ever experienced compares to the culinary adventures of R. Dale Guthrie and his team after they found a 36,000-year-old bison in the ice…

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Riches To Rags: The Fall Of The Celebrated Vanderbilt Family

Over the course of history people rise and people fall. Generally, there is a cyclical process to those in charge. For some elite, however,…

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On This Day, December 16

1. 1773: The famous Boston Tea Party It was on this date in 1773 that more than $18,000 worth of tea was dumped into…

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