Women used to duel (topless)
Floral arrangements are serious business.
The greatest weapon against women's suffrage: LOLCats
100 years ago, pictures of cats were used to mock the women's suffrage movement. Cannot imagine that it worked, because they're adorable.
The Tongan Wood King
One of the kings of Tonga was a block of wood. No, really.
Japan's greatest warlord... a woman?
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.
Dungeons, Dragons, and Rejected Princesses
A reader took the Amazon Week illustration from a bit ago and started a Dungeons and Dragons campaign with them as characters. I can die happy now.
Amazon Week Part 4: Finale
The finale to the "make your own amazon" fanart bonanza! Meet White Clouds, Lover of Literacy, Bad At This, and more!
Amazon Week Part 3!
Amazon Week Continues with Part 3!
Weird history: Charles Stanhope
In September 1777, British inventor Charles Stanhope tested a new fireproofing material by: building a two-story house; inviting over the…
Amazon Week Part 2
Amazon Week continues - meet Red Snow, Thunder Snow, and Sings Off-Key!
Meet the Amazons
We kick off Amazon Week by meeting Worthy of Armor, Don’t Fail, Princess, Battle Cry, and Hot Flanks - and exploring the historical evidence for amazons!
The "Last of the Aboriginal Tasmanians" (she wasn't) used brains, brawn, and sheer will to carve a place for herself, even as the world was collapsing around her.
To save an oncoming passenger train, this 15-year-old girl climbed across a collapsing bridge, with nothing but flashes of lightning to keep her from falling to her death in the flooding river below -- a river that had already killed her father.
When her deadbeat brothers demanded the impossible, this South African princess carried through, and slayed a dragon.
This phony Asian royalty fooled rural England for some time - but the truth she was hiding was far darker.
The greatest leader of the nomadic Tuareg tribe of northern Africa, who put their men in veils and let their…