Right Now in Culture
Comedian Chris Rock once joked that his father's prescription for any ailment was Robitussin. And his dad wasn't alone: Plenty of families swear by various folk remedies handed down through the generations. Problem is, they simply don't work.
Emily Post might've been born into high society, but it took years of ups and downs before she would emerge as America's preeminent — and surprisingly open-minded — etiquette expert.
Generations of pedestrians have avoided stepping on cracks to prevent their poor mothers' backs from being broken. Is there a reason for this practice, or is it just another baseless superstition?
The Druids certainly used Stonehenge, but it appears that building the monument was more of a multi-group effort.
10 Folk Cures You Should Never Try
How Emily Post Works
Why do people avoid stepping on cracks?
The Druids and Stonehenge
- Historical Events
- Historical Figures
- History vs. Myth
- Central & South America
- North America
- Polar History
- More Topics
- Previous Topics
- Ancient Civilizations
- World Wars
The first inhabitants of what is now New Jersey were prehistoric Indians of the Algonquian language family who arrived some 7,000 years ago.
Her subjects called her Madame Déficit, and they snickered at the dismal state of affairs in her royal bedroom. Marie Antoinette's death may very well be the most well-known scandal of her life, but what are the other juicy details?