16 Facts About Gilbert Stuart’s ‘Lansdowne Portrait’

American painter Gilbert Stuart's legacy is defined, in part, by his iconic painting of the first U.S. president, George Washington. Yet there's more to...

Where the Phantom was born: the Palais Garnier

It began with the water. In 1861, Parisian workers attempting to lay the concrete foundations for a grand, 2,200-seat opera house in the center...

The Facts and History of Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is probably one of the most celebrated and least understood holidays in the world. What is the meaning behind it? How is...

15 STAR WARS QUOTES TO USE IN EVERYDAY LIFE

Star Wars is overflowing with important themes and lessons we can translate and use in real life. Many of those big ideas are captured in...

Watch Teen Kids News Full Episode | May 1 st –...

A BLOCK: We grow up in a world with erasers on our pencils and undo keys on our computers. So, it’s no surprise if...

The Invention of the Baseball Mitt

To round out our series on the design of baseball equipment, let’s take a brief look at the baseball glove. Unlike the baseball bat or the baseball itself,...

7 Ways the Printing Press Changed the World

Knowledge is power, as the saying goes, and the invention of the mechanical movable type printing press helped disseminate knowledge wider and faster than ever before. German...

How Manifest Destiny Stretched the U.S. From Sea to Shining Sea

The woman in white floats above the verdant plain, eyes turned westward, a star glowing on her forehead. She is a phantasm, hovering at...

Blue Angels and Thunderbirds will fly over New York and other...

A formation of US Navy Blue Angels and US Air Force Thunderbirds will honor first responders on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic by flying...

How did Andrew Jackson go from revered to reviled?

You've probably heard about the movement to replace Andrew Jackson's image on the ubiquitous $20 bill, but why exactly did the United States put...