Learn how a Chicago priest named Casimir Zeglen used silk to invent the modern armor... and how the crafty inventor Jan Szczepanik took all the credit.
A History Lesson With Booze ®
Around this time, back in the 19th century, one of the wonders of the natural world... became one of the creepiest.
This week back in 1870, the inventor became an underground sensation, only to have his success blown away. Find out more and quickly enjoy the breezy rye cocktail it inspired.
This week back in 1859, an engineer was born who delighted the world… but it didn't delight him back. Learn all about the triumph and tragedy of George Ferris and get a gilded drink to go with it.
This week back in 1890, one of the most famous journalists of the century returned from one of the most famous journeys of the century.
This week back in 1968, one of the greatest albums ever was recorded before a pretty unusual audience.
Learn how the daughter of poet Lord Byron became a groundbreaking mathematician… and changed computers forever. Then celebrate her with a tangy twist on a Tom Collins.
A little over 30 years ago this week, Philadelphia 76er Darryl Dawkins made a historic dunk against the Kansas City Kings that shattered expectations... and basketball backboards.
Guest historian Sarah Vowell shares a tale adapted from her new book, "Lafayette in the Somewhat United States," about one of the proudest playwrights (and worst spies) of all time. Soak it in...along with a bubbly cocktail inspired by his escapades.
Just in time for a rambunctious Halloween weekend, find out about the night so rowdy, it changed the way we describe rowdy nights. Then wash it down with a strong cocktail that'll paint your tongue red.