The Fascinating Origins of Polka Dots

Today, polka dots are considered a cheerful pattern, often featured on children’s toys and cheeky, vintage-style clothing. Perhaps we take the pattern from granted now,...

6 Dark Stories Behind Classic Childhood Games

Nothing seems as innocent as a family gathering around the table to play their favorite game. Yet, many childhood classics rose from dark tales or...

11 Bizarre Inventions of the 19th Century You’ve Never Heard Of

The 19th Century and Victorian Age (1837-1901) was a period of great technological advancement in transportation, communication, and many other aspects of life. People...

Mind Your Own Bee’s Wax: Old-Timey Sayings Part II

(This is Part II in our series about the meanings of Old-Timey sayings we still use today. Check out Part I here). As I wrote earlier,...