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Why the war's wounded needed a sculptor. During World War I, cases beyond the reach of surgeons had an unlikely resource: sculptors. The above video... [Read More]
a convoluted business battle that destroyed the American league structure for the sport, which had been surprisingly popular in the US. Watch the video above... [Read More]
When you watch a baseball game, you're also listening for the hum of the crowd and the crack of a baseball bat. People like Andrew... [Read More]
One type of leaf is on almost every column. If you've ever seen a Corinthian column, you've probably seen a familiar leafy design. As the... [Read More]
This camouflage looks strange now. But it had a purpose. Camouflage is usually about blending in, but some of the most unusual camouflage during World... [Read More]
Triple axels can turn skaters into legends. This is why. In this year's 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Mirai Nagasu became the first... [Read More]
One hundred years ago, on February 12, 1915, workers laid the cornerstone for the Lincoln Memorial. The Potomac Park site was transformed from undeveloped field... [Read More]
It was a huge controversy. But the opposition wasn't what you might expect. The Lincoln Memorial makes such a strong statement that its construction seems... [Read More]
Filthy Frank has become a YouTube star. Should he stay one? [Read More]
Glorious Technicolor was much more than groundbreaking movie technology. You've probably heard about "glorious Technicolor" before. But Technicolor wasn't just a groundbreaking technology — it... [Read More]
These dollhouses are creepy — and they changed detective work. These dollhouses depict hangings, suicides, and murders — and they're still used to train forensic... [Read More]
When you watch a baseball game, you're also listening for the hum of the crowd and the crack of a baseball bat. People like Andrew... [Read More]
We all know open offices are awful. How did we get here? Open offices promote synergistic idea sharing in a modern, interactive space. Just kidding:... [Read More]
QWERTY is everywhere. But how it got there might surprise you. The QWERTY keyboard is almost everywhere. But how did it get there? This... [Read More]
What happened to this piece of Cold War arcana? And would it have worked? What happened to the great American fallout shelter? And would they... [Read More]
You recognize this painting. But why? You probably recognize "American Gothic" — but it takes context to understand exactly why Grant Wood's classic painting is... [Read More]
What if movie buzz came from scripts instead of stars? This list made it happen. Hollywood's aptly understood as a buzz machine — where fickle... [Read More]
It's a classic. But there's an unexpected reason why. Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic — but there's a surprising reason it's... [Read More]
Pat Hines is using MS Paint for all the illustrations in his book. Here's how he does it. Pat Hines used a very unusual tool... [Read More]
Every bowling lane has a unique pattern — including yours. Bowling isn't just about a great ball and good form — if you want to... [Read More]