During the last few months, public health experts have called for a massive, moonshot-style response to the coronavirus -- a new "Apollo program." The original push to put Americans on the moon was...
Who comes to mind when you think of innovators in the movie business? Spielberg? Hitchcock? Chaplin? What about Thomas Edison?  Following breakthroughs with the first phonograph, incandescent light bulbs, and the delivery of electricity itself, Edison made...
Your town is under invasion. What do you do? Hide? Flee? Not sixteen-year-old Sybil Ludington! She rode through forty miles of enemy-infested territory to let her father and his regiment know that the British had laid siege...
Monsters, pirates, and legends populate the history of New York’s Fire Island. In fact, their stories persist to present day — perhaps because the tales are so larger than life. But what exactly makes this small barrier...
Some people develop an interest in genealogy--tracing the history of their family tree-- for very specific reasons. Others hop right in almost on a whim without giving it a lot of previous thought. Whatever the case may...
Recently, harrowing and somber images have been circulating the internet and major news outlets. In these pictures, a bulldozer is digging large trenches, while men in protective suits stack coffin upon coffin within them. These men are...
For the past few years, a popular t-shirt has been sighted on social media and at rallies across the nation. Maybe you’ve seen it…The Future is Female. It’s an exciting and optimistic message that has, and continues...
Detroit. The name alone may bring up the image of the classic American Muscle car. Designed and built in the Motor City. The car’s radio blaring the unmistakable sound of a Motown hit. For others, the name...
This I Believe, born in Philadelphia as a folksy collection of stories from Americans in all walks of life, was an instant hit for broadcaster Edward R. Murrow and his radio and newspaper sponsors. Filled with “the...
Joe Exotic isn't the first self-made Tiger-whisperer or Lion Tamer in American history--not by a long shot.The curious man made famous in Netflix's series, Tiger King, may seem like a novelty--he's eccentric, there's no doubt about it--but...

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