Shampoo

Did you know that shampoo is an Indian invention? Shampoo has been commonly used since ancient times.

The smallest island shared by 2 countries

In 1493, Christopher Columbus first laid eyes on the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Martin. He never set foot on it, but claimed it for Spain.

Lincoln’s Beard

As he was running for the presidency in 1860, Abraham Lincoln received some sage advice from 11-year-old Grace Bedell, “Let your whiskers grow”, she wrote in a letter to the future president, “you would look a great deal better for your face is so thin.” Lincoln took the young girl’s suggestion to heart and immediately started growing a beard, leading …

Prague’s odd tradition of defenestration

In 1419, the city of Prague (situated in the modern day Czech Republic) was a powder keg. The Hussite priest Jan Želivský led a few men to the town hall to ask the for the release of some prisoners.