Giving new meaning to “blowing shit up.”
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.
Knitting in Wartime
In WW2, homefront knitters were encouraged to make clothing for the troops - and even given guides on how to do so!
First nipple piercing, now tattoos. The Victorian Era was not like you thought.
Today I learned that WW2 spies used exploding camel shit to disable Nazi tanks in northern Africa.
Giving new meaning to "blowing shit up."
Amazon Warriors' Names Revealed Amid "Gibberish" on Ancient Greek Vases
Amazon Warriors' Names Revealed Amid "Gibberish" on Ancient Greek Vases Names include “Worthy of Armor, “Battle Cry,” “Don’t Fail,” and,…
When this indigenous Brazilian warrior mermaid proved too awesome for her tribe, she just took up residence in the water, and started an aquatic harem of passers-by.
Ida B. Wells
One of the first anti-lynching advocates, she risked her life for decades to report on the truth when nobody would believe her.
Fearsome undefeated samurai warrior who was "a match for any god or demon," and is one of Japan's greatest heroines…
Motorcycling across America, making her living doing stunts and transporting secret government documents, this stand-out woman found family in places she didn't expect.
Mother Jones (Mary Harris Jones)
This leader of the labor movement suffered imprisonment, defamation, and untold misery to battle against forces that most of us just take for granted.