First nipple piercing, now tattoos. The Victorian Era was not like you thought.
In WW2, homefront knitters were encouraged to make clothing for the troops – and even given guides on how to do so!
This 17th-century London prostitute collected money – literally – with a pretty novel sex act.
The most famous female poet of Wales made her name from a poem praising what male poets wouldn’t – female genitalia.
100 years ago, pictures of cats were used to mock the women’s suffrage movement. Cannot imagine that it worked, because they’re adorable.
There’s a theory going around Japan that could dramatically rewrite their history. It posits that Uesugi Kenshin, one of their greatest warlords, was actually a woman. And there’s some pretty compelling evidence.
In September 1777, British inventor Charles Stanhope tested a new fireproofing material by: building a two-story house; inviting over the mayor and other important socialites for ice cream on the second floor; and then setting the first floor on fire. The heat was so intense the windows turned to liquid and ran down the walls…. Read more »