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.
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.
There are many unsolved mysteries in Alaska. Yet, nothing is more mysterious and tragic as the unexplained disappearances of 24 people in the town of Nome over a period of time. How did they vanish?
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.
Daylight savings time has a long history.Does it really result in saving or is it just an annoyance?
Many people, of various levels of expertise, make many predictions of what will happen in the future. Sometimes they put a date on when these predictions will come to pass.
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...
Byron Hot Springs was a playground and spa for the ultra-wealthy of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. People came from all over the country, and especially from Hollywood to "take the waters" and indulge themselves.
Butter substitute, Oleo Margarine over the years has been controversial and sometimes regulated. Color was regulated in some places.
An article on the early years of Prince Albert, the boy who would someday be King of Britain.