Why Do Justices Wear Black Robes?
We looked back in history to figure out why Supreme Court justices wear black robes—and where the tradition of robes in the courtroom came from.
What Do the Olympic Rings Symbolize?
The famous Olympic rings logo is more than 100 years old, but its symbolism is ageless.
15 Podcasts Guaranteed to Make You Feel Smarter
Get smarter in your spare time with these educational and entertaining podcasts.
Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Columbus Day: 5 Things You Need to Know
President Biden officially proclaimed October 10 Indigenous Peoples' Day, but Columbus Day is not behind us yet. Here's why.
Why Do We Bob for Apples on Halloween?
Compared to other Halloween traditions and legends, its origins aren't as spooky. Learn more about how bobbing for apples came...
The Difference Between the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution
It's a common mistake to confuse the two—both are critical documents to the birth of the United States, but here...
11 “Facts” About the Civil Rights Movement That Aren’t True
Separating fact from fiction isn’t just important from a historical perspective—it’s also essential in winning today’s fight against racial injustice.
11 Strange Things Presidents Have Banned from the White House
Current and former Commanders in Chief have been picky about what's allowed on the property.
15 Things People Get Wrong About Impeachment
Thanks to recent events, we're learning a lot more about the process of impeachment, including what's in the Constitution and...
13 Unlikely Jobs U.S. Presidents Held After the White House
You can’t accuse these former presidents of resting on their laurels once they left office.
15 Martin Luther King Jr. Facts You Probably Didn’t Know
Think you know everything there is to know about the late, great civil rights leader? These Martin Luther King Jr....
How Many People Actually Signed the Constitution?
The U.S. Constitution put in writing how the government of the United States should operate. Read on to find out...
10 Accidental Discoveries That Changed the World
From penicillin and anesthesia to saccharin and silly putty, chance played a major role in some of the world's great...
52 Fascinating Facts You Never Knew About U.S. Presidents
Which president enjoyed skinny-dipping? Which one befriended his burglar while in office? Presidents are people too, and they have been...
U.S. Presidential Trivia Questions Everyone Gets Wrong
If you paid attention in history class, you might have a shot at a few of these answers. How many...
15 Ways Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Made History
On September 18, 2020, Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away at the age of 87. The pint-sized powerhouse broke barriers both...
11 Sunken Ships Around the World—And the True Stories Behind Them
Because no one can resist tales of a shipwreck.
13 Ways Coronavirus Is Different From All Epidemics Through History
We've seen a variety of pandemics and epidemics throughout history but COVID-19 is something else entirely.
The Most Iconic Food Fact from Every State
True foodies might already know these fun food facts about their state. Learn a little piece of food history from...
16 Facts and Figures About the Equal Rights Amendment
Equality for the genders is not, in fact, a given or the land of the law as currently stipulated by...
18 U.S. Citizenship Test Questions That Leave Even Americans Stumped
Even if you were born and raised in the United States, you might not be able to pass the naturalization...
Can You Guess Which U.S. State Has Produced the Most First Ladies?
Here's a hint: It's one of the original 13 colonies.
United States Trivia Your History Teacher Never Taught You
When was Christmas illegal in America? Which state did Congress forget to officially add to the Union for 150 years?...