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,...

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,...

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...

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...