Ocean Liners: Speed & Style at London's Victoria & Albert Museum explores the evolution of ocean-liners: the art, design and engineering as well as the travelers who enjoyed life aboard these magnificent vessels.
Magnificent exhibition a Buckingham Palace - Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe - commemorates Her Majesty's 90th Birthday. //
The noise stopped, had Fort McHenry fallen? At the break of dawn, Francis Scott Key placed a telescope to his eye and looked toward the Fort's flagpole. Old Glory was caught in the morning breeze. The "flag so large that the British will have no difficulty in seeing it from a distance" was flying over Fort McHenry.
Over the last 150 years, people who have been grabbed an excess of power have committed enough genocides, brutal wars, and systematic murders to teach the world that no one person should ever wield total power again.
Some years before the mass hysteria of the Salem Witch Trials (in the late 17th Century) one hapless woman, working as a midwife and healer, was put to death for witchcraft. Hers was the second execution of its type in the New World and the first in the Massachusetts Colony.
Today, eating mass amounts of food is nothing particularly special. The world of competitive eating is even centered around eating ridiculous amount of food. However, aside from all those non-competitive eaters in the poorer parts of the world, most modern gluttons don't know the true meaning of insatiable hunger, at least not to the extent of one medieval Frenchman. While demonized for being a cannibal, a crime against nature that is certainly hard to accept, this man painted monster by history is a victim of circumstance and disease. This is the tale of Tarrare. He was a man and he was very hungry.
Incorrectly labelled as an albino and barred by the German Shepherd Dog Society from competitions, the white coated dog was regarded undesirable. White puppies were slaughtered from litters and by the 1960's the breed was almost wiped out in Europe!
Celebrating her 90th birthday in 2016, Queen Elizabeth II's diary is as full as ever! Will she retire or refire?
An in depth look at a defining piece of evidence for the Big Bang Theory and its theological implications
Albert Einstein's theories of relativity revolution the way scientists look at the physical world. This new approach to understanding time and space was the largest change in science since Isaac Newton's Principia.
This article examines a number of situations in which cigarettes have been informally chosen as a preferred alternative currency and used as money, including postwar Germany, and 1980s Romania, where Kent cigarettes were once said to be "like gold."
History, facts and photos of the beautiful Steam paddle boats. Restoring old Paddle steamers and enjoying a cruise on them. Or hire a houseboat and enjoy a leisurely cruise down the river.
Ten years after the Civil War, a former slave owner finds her former charges may be free, but are far from forgiving.
British Museum presents Bonaparte and the British: prints and propaganda in the age of Napoleon
This article will explore just how much the American system of manufacture contributed to its growth to become the global technological leader.