Giving new meaning to “blowing shit up.”
Knitting in Wartime
In WW2, homefront knitters were encouraged to make clothing for the troops - and even given guides on how to do so!
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…
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.
All-women street rumbles from 1965
All-female Fight Club reboot coming in 3... 2...
The Princess, the Con Man, and the Ill-Fated First Contact between Afghanistan and the United States
In 1921, when Afghanistan sent its first delegation to the USA, it didn't get an audience - because there was another one there, unbeknownst to them. What follows gets weird.
1920s Afghanistan was a progressive and rapidly-modernizing country in large part to the most powerful, empathic, and maligned queen it had ever seen.
This princess held her father to his word in the most unexpected way: by demanding to marry the stupidest man in Korea.
Saved the Jewish people by hammering a tent spike through an unsuspecting house guest's head.
The poster child for childhood abuse, nobody should ever make a kids' movie about her.
This "untouchable" woman ended decades of abuse by starting a bandit gang and avenging the lower castes. After some time in prison, she got out, ran for parliament, and won.