Ketchup Was Once Used as Medicine
In 1834, Dr. John Cooke Bennet added tomatoes to ketchup and claimed his recipe could cure diarrhea, indigestion, jaundice, and rheumatism.
The Science of Bells and Thunderstorms
Well, it did neutralize the electrical potential between the earth and sky for a moment.
The Highest-Paid Athlete of All time
Over a 24 year career, he amassed a fortune worth 35,863,120 sesterces (an ancient Roman coin), or roughly $15 billion in today's dollars.
The Greatest Snowman Ever?
In 1494, Michelangelo was commissioned by the ruler of Florence to sculpt a snowman in yard of their mansion.
The Story of the 1904 Olympic Marathon
The 1904 Olympic marathon is widely remembered as the worst marathon in history.
Duelling at the Olympics
Duelling was a sport at the 1906 Olympics and 1908 Olympics.
The Incredible Story of Charles Lightoller
The 'Titanic' Officer who Saved Soldiers from the Shores of Dunkirk.
America’s First Woman Olympic Champion Was a Golfer
In those days winners were given prizes, in Abbott’s case, a porcelain bowl.
Slang for “Having a Tea Party”
The other tea-related phrase was 'to bitch' — which simply means to make tea.
Wealthy Ben Franklin
Adjusted for inflation, he is also among the richest Americans ever.
Froth From a Camel’s Mouth
Ancient birth control methods that had to be unpleasant!
It profoundly shaped world history in the ensuing centuries.