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Marijuana is giving soda and beer a run for their money.

Here’s what 420 means — and how it became a holiday for marijuana consumers

420 started with five marijuana-smoking friends in California in 1970s, with a little help from the Grateful Dead.
New York City was a lot different in 1911.

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.
The most famous quote attributed to French queen Marie Antoinette is wrong.

9 quotes that famous people didn’t actually say

Famous quotes from people like Julius Caesar and Marie Antoinette often turn out to be fake. Here are some of the most misattributed sayings.

13 of the most famous last words in history

From Nathan Hale to Marie-Antoinette to George Harrison, here are some of the most famous last words in history.
Former President Barack Obama takes the Oath of Office with his wife Michelle by his side on January 20, 2009.

The top 10 historic events that shaped Americans’ lifetimes

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.
Rich Romans scoffed at these fast food restaurants — but that didn't stop some from visiting.

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.
Did Nostradamus really predict JFK's assassination?

9 famous predictions by Nostradamus that some people say foresaw the future

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.

29 photos that show the US-Mexico border’s evolution over 100 years

The goal of establishing a firm boundary to separate the US from Mexico is nothing new.
The ancient city of Uruk.

The 16 greatest cities in human history, from ancient Jericho to modern Tokyo

The greatest cities in human history, as determined by thousands of years' worth of data.
A man wades into Ballona Lagoon, Los Angeles, California, circa 1902.

Incredible images of Los Angeles when it was covered in wetlands

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.