Giving new meaning to “blowing shit up.”
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.
Knitting in Wartime
In WW2, homefront knitters were encouraged to make clothing for the troops - and even given guides on how to do so!
Inuit Folk Tales pt 1
Inuit folk tales are fucking weird, man. UPDATE: inquisitive reader bookwyrm1216 found the continuation of the Penis Lake story! Truly,…
Priss Fotheringham's Novelty Sex Act: "Chucking"
This 17th-century London prostitute collected money - literally - with a pretty novel sex act.
After decades of gaslighting and emotional abuse at the hands of her in-laws, this iron-willed woman survived being shot four times point blank, won a separation from her husband, and became one of the most respected business icons in New Orleans.
When a monster demanded teenage girl sacrifice, Li Chi saved herself, and was crowned princess for her troubles.
The ghost of a tragically-murdered young child come back to haunt her mother in post-slavery America.
This legendary warrior queen killed 70,000 Romans, burnt London to the ground, and became the most famous headhunter of all time - and to this day, Britain loves her for it.
The lone survivor of an ill-fated scientific expedition, this Inuit woman persevered for two years on a remote arctic island in order to get money to treat her ill son.