From the Age of Enlightenment to the Christmas Truce, learn about some of history's most pivotal events.
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And people were sailing to remote islands to get it.
Sweet, delicious honey may seem like a strange ingredient for toxic warfare, but "mad honey" was, and still is, a potent poison.
Imagine burning molten metal poured into your open mouth. That horrifying form of execution actually happened — and scientists studied what actually killed the victim.
Last year was the third consecutive year to set a new global annual temperature record, NOAA finds, and the warmest on average since 1880.
Or why combat skills aren't always necessary to gain the upper hand in war.
By Bryan Young
New discoveries at ruins near the central Greek town of Vlochós suggest the area was more important in ancient times than previously thought.
From 1854 to 1941, the London Necropolis Railway carried the dead and the living who mourned them alike to the largest cemetery in the world.
Where were you when Farrah Fawcett died? Chances are you don't remember. But if we threw out Michael Jackson's name that might ring a bell. Guess what? Both events were on the same day.
The Gold Rush-era Egg War of 1863 saw business competitors in San Francisco engage in lethal violence... over eggs?
A new exhibition creates exact replicas of cave art, found in a remote region along the Silk Road and spanning centuries, cultures and styles.
The presidential digs have housed more than a few untraditional pets through the years. Rebecca the Raccoon and Josiah the Badger are but two.
By John Donovan
On the first Sunday in October, a fountain in the Italian town of Marino flows with wine. One year, however, things didn't go as planned.
With oil prices dropping, a report showed some cargo ships found it cheaper to sail around South Africa, rather than paying $465,000 to go through the Suez Canal.
By John Donovan
A phone call from an early-1900s rural homestead was at the forefront of communications technology, and farms were the most networked communities of the time.