In 1912, English fossil collector Charles Dawson claimed to have found evidence of the ‘missing link.' In 1953, they realized there were some missing facts.
While old-school martini-swillers might see vermouth as little more than a flavoring interfering with the purity of their precious gin, a new generation of distillers is reinvigorating the fortified wine.
We know we can thank King C. Gillette's 1895 invention of the disposable razor for at least two things: making shaving easier and safer for the average man - and, a century later, giving faux-vintage hipster barbershops something to rebel against.
You're the White House Security Adviser, it's 3AM, and you get the call that Doomsday is nigh — but then you learn it was all just a computer simulation gone awry.
This week in 1883, gentleman thief Black Bart finally botched one job after pulling off 27 stagecoach robberies. The lyrical larcenist left poems – but never dead bodies – at the scene of his crimes.
This week back in 1905, South African miner Frederick Wells unearthed a record-breaking royal treasure. We celebrate his discovery with this glistening cocktail.
This week back in 1939, the epic civil war film “Gone With Wind” had arguably a MORE epic premiere. 150,000 people flooded the streets of Atlanta to celebrate.
This week back in 1814, enormous vats of ale at London’s Meux Brewery burst, letting loose a tsunami of beer. Sound awesome? Not for the people it killed. Hear the sobering tale, and chase it with a cocktail that won’t help you dry out.
Little Richard was a huge star when he suddenly thought omens were telling him to become a man of God. That lasted about five years.
Pop culture went pretty... far out in the 1960s. One sitcom, "My Mother the Car" was so absurd - and absurdly bad - that it lived on (in infamy) for far longer than its 30 episodes.