The United States congress has actually banned people from space -- and it's all thanks to moon stamps.
In 1902, it was commonplace to believe horses were part maniac and part idiot.
We live in the crapsack regular universe where some of history's greatest monsters have completely gotten away with it.
Pop culture provides us with a convenient shorthand to understand history, but most of the time pop culture is super duper drunk.
As if the dudes from 'MythBusters' weren't already awesome, their origin story lends them even more street cred.
What happens when your country's entire economy is destroyed overnight? We spoke to two people who lived that nightmare.
Sometimes a clothing trend develops outside of the fashion world and catches on with the last people you'd think.
After Lincoln died, he was given a dignified burial. Just kidding, his decomposing carcass was paraded from city to city before finally being put in the ground.
When we forget history, we end up with ice cream shops and schools built on the paved over remains of evil deeds.
Nothing drives human creativity more than a dire need for new ways to kill each other.
The following origin stories may not be as well-documented as Krypton exploding, but they all actually happened in reality.
Pop culture history can be a little light on the 'history' part -- and if you revisit the 'official' versions of a few of these cultural milestones, you might find a few very big parts of the story missing.
Despite its massive influence, there are still a few very basic points we get wrong about the Bible.