There was a story that Shirley Temple Black, then a U.S. ambassador, enjoyed telling on chat shows in the 1970s to prove how she’d always been a Republican.
“He loaded ten of Abraham’s camels with all kinds of expensive gifts,” we’re told in Genesis. Unfortunately, archaeologists at Tel Aviv University have used radiocarbon dating to reveal an anachronism: Camels were not domesticated in the southern Levant until 900 B.C. Continue reading
Data and computer science experts have aggregated millions of opinions to determine the most significant historical figures. Continue reading
The Victorian images of a shrouded adult behind a baby may look creepy to us, but evidently they were the norm when it took nearly 30 seconds to take a picture of a squirmy tot.
“In America, it was common practice for the mother … to hold the child steady during the long exposure, since any wriggling would blur the image,” says Linda Fregni Nagler, an Italian-Swedish photographer who has collected a thousand of these photographs in The Hidden Mother. “Yet at the same time, the mother was expected to hide any sign that she was actually in the frame,” she tells the Telegraph. Continue reading
But after all, her father is Rudolf Höss, the commandant of Auschwitz, who was responsible for the murder of 1.1 million Jews, 20,000 Roma and tens of thousands of Polish and Russian prisoners. Continue reading
Bass Reeves was a legendary lawman on the 19th century frontier. He wore disguises and was able to take down a man “with one shot from his Winchester rifle at a distance of a quarter of a mile,” Burton was told by an eyewitness. Continue reading
File this under fictional geography or alternate history.
How would the country have shaped up if statehood proposals had become reality? Continue reading
Nearly seven decades since the end of World War II, you could still help the war effort.
The National World War II Museum has collected a wealth of items but remains poor in important areas, its curators tell AP.
The museum needs: Continue reading
Men with higher levels of testosterone are more likely to come down with the flu, a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests.
Researchers, led by Stanford Prof. Mark Davis, looked at how the immune systems of men and women reacted to a flu shot.
In men, the higher the level of male hormones, the less effective the vaccine.
“Men are suffering!” Davis tells NBC News. “Women are superior. There’s no way around it.”
“It could be food for thought to all the testosterone-supplement takers out there,” he adds.