Giving new meaning to “blowing shit up.”
Priss Fotheringham's Novelty Sex Act: "Chucking"
This 17th-century London prostitute collected money - literally - with a pretty novel sex act.
First nipple piercing, now tattoos. The Victorian Era was not like you thought.
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…
Weird History: I'll cut your hair to make my rope
This week in interesting historical anecdotes: 5th century BC - Thasian women cut their hair to make rope for military…
Women used to duel (topless)
Floral arrangements are serious business.
A'isha bint abi Bakr
Independent, bold wife of the Prophet Muhammad, she led armies in the Battle of the Camel and was one of…
United Hawaii under one rule, abolished ancient taboos, and led negotiations with the fledgling United States.
This pope was largely assumed to be male until she gave birth in the midst of a procession - and largely assumed to be factual until the 13th century.
Somalia's ballsiest queen, she took power from men either figuratively or literally - by ordering much of the gender castrated.…
When terrorists hijacked her plane, she gave her life to save it, becoming the youngest recipient of India's highest honor.