10 Ways The History Of Thanksgiving Is Nothing Like You Imagined

10 Ways The History Of Thanksgiving Is Nothing Like You Imagined

The story of Thanksgiving isn’t exactly what you learned in school. There’s a lot more to it than just Pilgrims and Native Americans eating turkey and cranberry sauce. There’s a whole long, winding history that created the holiday Americans celebrate...
read more
Top 10 Unknown History Lessons Of The 20th Century

Top 10 Unknown History Lessons Of The 20th Century

The 20th century was a time of immense global achievement but also of global unrest. It saw the fall and rise of empires, borders redivided, and nations created. It was a time when the world had a better standard of...
read more
10 Tantalizing Tales Of Tattoos Throughout History

10 Tantalizing Tales Of Tattoos Throughout History

According to a poll by The New York Times, 21 percent of Americans had tattoos in 1999. Today, that number has increased dramatically as 40 percent now sport some sort of body ink. For some people, tattoos may be symbolic,...
read more
Top 10 Autodidacts Throughout History

Top 10 Autodidacts Throughout History

Thanks in large part to modern technology, anyone can be his own master in learning just about anything. An Internet connection is the cord between us and the wealth of knowledge online about any particular subject. Beyond that, all it...
read more
Top 10 Mundane Artifacts That Are Rewriting History

Top 10 Mundane Artifacts That Are Rewriting History

There is no denying that flashy or highly unusual artifacts are fascinating. As the world of archaeology turns more glitzy, these items hit the headlines more than their dull, unglamorous counterparts. But history holds no such prejudice. Sometimes, it’s the...
read more
10 Worst Laws In American History

10 Worst Laws In American History

Revolutions begin when a group of people refuse to abide by the laws of their society. That’s exactly why the American colonists broke away from British rule—because they didn’t like the laws under which they were forced to live. You...
read more
10 History Facts That Scandalized And Outraged

10 History Facts That Scandalized And Outraged

For most, history class in grade school was a dry, tedious affair. Memorize names, memorize dates, repeat. But as any veteran Listverse reader can tell you, that’s only because the good parts would never fly in a school curriculum. No...
read more
1 2 3 9