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420 started with five marijuana-smoking friends in California in 1970s, with a little help from the Grateful Dead.
A video filmed in 1911 shows everyday life in New York City 100 years ago — see how it compares to Manhattan today
New York City looked different in 1911, finds footage released by the Museum of Modern Art, but many of landmarks are the same.
Famous quotes from people like Julius Caesar and Marie Antoinette often turn out to be fake. Here are some of the most misattributed sayings.
From Nathan Hale to Marie-Antoinette to George Harrison, here are some of the most famous last words in history.
People named the top 10 most memorable events of American history in their lifetimes, from the Apollo 11 moon landing to President Barack Obama's election.
Fast food has existed since ancient Rome — where restaurants sold fish sauce and baked cheese and narrowly survived two emperors
Fast food isn't a modern invention. The ancient Romans used to chow down at places called thermopolia.
Nostradamus, a 16th century French apothecary who developed a reputation as an oracle, made a number of predictions that his adherents believe to be accurate.
The goal of establishing a firm boundary to separate the US from Mexico is nothing new.
The greatest cities in human history, as determined by thousands of years' worth of data.
Before LA was the home of the film industry, over 8,000 acres of the city were wetlands, ranging from freshwater ponds to tidal flats.