For many people, rocking chairs conjure up images of elderly couples sitting side-by-side on the front porch, grandparents sitting in their rockers telling grand tales, or a parent soothing a fussy infant or rocking him to sleep. Rocking chairs have...
Americans, or maybe people generally, have a fascination with outlaws and gangsters. Even though gangsters are horrible, because they are violent and do destructive things, we still seem to like their colorful gangster names, their style and the...
This article provides a list of famous or infamous hoaxes, emphasizing events of a paranormal or cryptozoological nature, and also suggests scientific explanations when possible.
Daylight savings time has a long history.Does it really result in saving or is it just an annoyance?
Linen is a fabric made from the flax plant and has been used for tens of thousands of years to make garments, bedding, sails and more. Linen is cool, durable and practical, easy to sew and launder.
All of the thirteen original colonies, at one time or another operated legally run lotteries. Over the years, the scandals and cheating that became associated with these lotteries forced ruling officials to enact anti-lottery laws. By 1860...
Butter substitute, Oleo Margarine over the years has been controversial and sometimes regulated. Color was regulated in some places.
Pie in the face or pieing, which started the 1890s as a slapstick comedy routine, has evolved to political statements, to pieing for a good cause.
A sort of comprehensive list featuring world changing revolutions that happened after your parents were born.
An article on the early years of Prince Albert, the boy who would someday be King of Britain.