Most of our assumptions about what marriage was like back in the day are complete bullshit.
We want to emphasize the word 'theories' here -- none of these have been proven, and probably never will be.
When future archaeologists look back at our era thousands of years from now, they'll reach two major conclusions: 1) our subway system was very inefficient and bizarrely sandwich-centric, and 2) we were morons.
When we recently heard from a man who managed to escape from one of these places -- by trekking through the desert, on foot -- we had to hear his story.
We sent a writer out to Vietnam to speak with Nguyen Hoa Giai. He fought as a Viet Cong from the late 1950s to the end of the war in the mid-'70s. Here's what he told us.
A Transalantic discussion of our global holiday
Prior to 9/11, we could scarcely believe such a thing was even possible. But that's only because our memories totally suck.
Not even famous geniuses make great stuff all the time.
It turns out that archaeology has proven a whole bunch of our assumptions to be wrong, which, in addition to tricking Nazis into melting their own faces off, is exactly what archaeologists are supposed to do.
When the United States comes to town, bad shit comes with us.
Overthrowing a government takes an enormous amount of planning, strategy, and resources. Or, you know, just a gigantic set of balls.
It turns out great historical figures' lives have more random side quests than your average RPG.
A handful of things have managed to go from pink to blue in our culture, and here are four of them.