30 famous World Heritage sites you can virtually visit on Google Earth while social distancing

2020-03-24 12:24

Google Earth has 30 World Heritage sites to virtually visit and learn about online after the State Department issued a Level 4 travel warning.

From German chocolate cake to chili con queso, here are 15 foods you think are from other countries but are actually American

2020-01-20 10:59

A surprising number of foods we often think of as from other countries were invented in America, such as German chocolate cake and chili con queso.

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Watch: The history of the Christmas tree. Evergreens were sacred to ancient Egyptians. Then people started decorating them.

Medieval Germans are credited with starting the Xmas tree tradition.

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Why Coca-Cola invented Fanta in Nazi Germany

The German branch of Coca-Cola created Fanta during World War 2 due to trade embargoes with the US that prevented the import of Coke supplies.

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How a meat truck driver driver helped solve one of WWII's most enduring mysteries

2019-09-23 13:24

"The Eagle 56 was always the shipwreck to find," meat truck driver and amateur diver Jeff Goodreau said. "That was the great ghost of New England."

How 16 of the oldest companies on Earth have been making money for centuries, from guns to beer to shipping

2019-07-24 20:39

The longest-lasting businesses produce food items, alcohol, or even firearms — things people have been interested in for centuries.

WATCH: Today in History

2019-07-13 16:58

Highlights of this day in history: Live Aid concerts held in London and Philadelphia; A French revolutionary is stabbed in his bath; Civil War draft riots erupt in New York; A power blackout hits the Big Apple; Actor Harrison Ford born.

Why your pants have a teeny tiny pocket that's too small to use

2019-07-02 07:14

The tiny pockets on pants haven't been useful for 100 years, but the five-pocket design is still everywhere.

 

WATCH | Every car in Mazda's 100-year history

2020-02-04 12:40

Take a look at every car Mazda motor corporation has produced during its 100-year history.

24 assassinations that changed the world

2020-01-12 08:54

Last week, the US killed Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani with a drone strike. Here are 24 of the most important assassinations in history.

The International Skating Union is really sorry for including an Auschwitz-themed outfit in their 'best costume' list

2019-12-04 18:31

Anton Shulepov wore a costume featuring a Star of David and parts of the Auschwitz guard uniforms during a free skate routine in France in November.

The dark history behind Halloween is even more chilling than you realised

2019-10-30 18:18

Halloween arose from a confluence of pagan, Celtic, and Christian influences — but observance of the holiday has changed a lot over the centuries.

42 secrets you never knew about the Titanic and the people aboard it

2019-09-15 09:06

The Titanic is one of the most famous disasters in history. But the ship still has secrets that you've probably never heard before.

100 years ago, French daredevil flies under Arc de Triomphe

2019-08-07 05:44

Early on a Thursday morning 100 years ago, a French WWI veteran took off on a secret mission that would propel him into the record books: a daredevil flight under the monumental Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

What would happen if Donald and Melania Trump got a divorce?

2019-07-16 18:19

No first couple has divorced while in the White House, but President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have sparked rumors for years.

Van Wouw sculpture fetches record price

2019-07-03 08:00

Anton van Wouw’s bronze maquette of Paul Kruger was recently sold for over R10 million by auction house Strauss & Co.

The inventor of toilet paper rolls hung them in the 'over' position — and a modern homemaking expert says he was right

2019-06-16 09:12

Should you put your toilet paper roll in the "over" or "under" position? Society's greatest debate has been settled at last.

Are we drawing the right lessons from the past?

2019-04-24 12:21

It's crucial to address the many facets of one's history: to not accept the easy answers, but to take a closer look; to debate our past openly and controversially. Even if that is painful, writes Martin Schäfer.

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