Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait in 1990 ultimately set off chain reactions that led to his capture and execution in the 2000s.
One hundred years ago, a retail giant that shipped millions of products by mail moved swiftly into the brick-and-mortar business, changing it forever. Is that happening again?
They are singularly ridiculous and delightful, at their extreme one of the silliest pant designs ever conceived. And there’s no reason to think they won’t be back again at some point.
Earlier this week, an episode of Netflix’s children cartoon Maya the Bee was pulled after a hidden phallus was discovered by an angry parent. Now, the studio behind the cartoon looks to be pursuing charges against the penis-drawing artist. But in truth, sneaking dicks and other sex jokes into cartoons is weirdly long-standing animation tradition.
The eight-year war between the two nations all began with a waterway.
Before 911 (or even household telephones), roughly 500 American cities relied on specialized call boxes tied into police and fire stations for everything from officer check-ins to emergency reports.
Merriam-Webster said "dotard" searches were "high as a kite," and the old word trended on Twitter.
Sometimes we complain that in this Golden Age of TV, there are simply too many shows to keep up with. But the alternative is much worse.
As with many a fashion trend, the French were the first to make skorts cool.
There once was a time when houses weren't considered "modern" if they didn't have a nuclear fallout shelter.
Explore the chain of events that set off the Iran hostage crisis - an diplomatic standoff that would keep Americans on edge and shape the course of Jimmy Carter’s presidency.
Billie Jean King on the match that made history — and headlines all over again with this weekend's big-screen premiere.
Eat a rich or powerful person.
A new book by the economist Tim Harford on history's greatest breakthroughs explains why barbed wire was a revolution, paper money was an accident and HVACs were a productivity booster.
A decree enacted to quell tension between Native Americans and colonists became a wedge between the British monarchy and Americans.
Apple? More like Oracle! *ba dum tss*
Learning to play piano well can take many, many years of practice. But learning to pedal an old school player piano? That only takes a few minutes.
The 1803 United States court case between William Marbury and James Madison helped establish the judiciary as a formal branch of the federal government.
Literally a party in your pants.
This excessively complicated, totally unnecessary 1881 invention really must be seen to be believed.
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