The garment appears across cultures and centuries — but what does it mean?
Bootlegging gangsters of the 1920s and 30s firing a barrage of bullets at the G-men in pursuit — that's the mental picture you might have of the Tommy gun.
“From the moment when they made us bring up the corpses, and we understood that we wouldn’t get out of there alive, we reflected on what we could do,” Motke Zeidel remembered. And so Zeidel and his fellows plotted their escape.
Back in the day before particle accelerators (and before the periodic table), identifying elements was tricky. One little mine in Sweden, however, had a lucky haul.
On April 20, 2016, it was announced that Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the face of the $20 bill. Watch Al Sharpton and Annette Gordon Reed explain Tubman’s legacy.
During her brief ’80s reign as one of film’s biggest stars, Cher didn’t disappear into roles — she brought her indelible presence to bear on women thought to be invisible and cast them into the light.
Billy Crystal was originally approached by Pixar to provide the voice of Buzz Lightyear in 'Toy Story' (1995). He turned that offer down. However, they wante...
The truth is, you had to glitch the game to get a Mew. Still, that didn't stop some players from thinking there were actual legitimate ways to find one.
An English widow dispatched many a vessel to search for her lost husband, who never returned from the Arctic.
The Vikings were around for fewer than 300 years, but their legacy can still be heavily felt today.
Why would someone want to own a 30-plus-year-old car from a canceled TV show?
In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. took the podium before a crowd of a quarter of a million people in front of the Lincoln Memorial and arguably delivered the most important speech in the 20th century.
In less than a year, the Power Glove went from one of the hottest toys on store shelves to a forgotten novelty stuffed in closets across the country.
Aired January 21, 1999. Rare 90s Fox Files news profile of a young Seth when he was 25, a week before the series premiere, looking very different, Coke bottl...
Twenty years later, the man who played Glacier looks back on one of pro wrestling's most infamous and costly gimmicks.
The pre-Google era saw one of the most momentous black contributions to the development of the internet: the invention of internet search itself, by Alan Emtage.
David Bowie came out as gay in an interview with Melody Maker magazine in 1972, and it was the closet door heard ’round the world. But what did he mean by it?
For the Great Eater of Kent, it was all ale-soaked bread and wheelbarrows of tripe.
Have archaeologists proven the ancient tale of mass suicide in the Judaean desert or twisted science for political end?
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