Where Does the Pirate Accent Come From? [Video]

The seafaring criminals known as pirates have existed for thousands of years. But because of the portrayals found in literature – or seen in films, TV shows, or on stage – much of what the general public thinks about pirates is likely historically inaccurate. Take for instance the pirate accent. Many believe the origin of […]

Important Discoveries That Were Brought to Light by Accident

Accidental discoveries and inventions have often turned out to be some of the most important to human history. While it might seem intuitive to think that all archaeological finds were discovered by archaeologists or that all scientific discoveries were purposely made by scientists, that just isn’t always the case. Sometimes, discoveries are made by ordinary […]

Emperor Baby Boots [Comic]

For those who do not know, Emperor “Caligula” was not his real name. His actual name was Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus. From History.com: Think of it as the ancient equivalent of miniature Nikes and tuxedo-imprinted onesies: Even in Roman times, parents liked to proudly dress their progeny in tiny versions of grownup gear. And […]