Boozy Snapshots of American Life Under Prohibition

From 1919 to 1933, the United States was a dry nation. It was illegal to make, sell, or consume alcohol. In this collection of images, you'll see what daily life was like in a country where police poured millions of gallons of booze into the gutters — and everyone else surreptitiously drank it in bizarre, hidden… » 7/09/13 4:19pm 7/09/13 4:19pm

Are you in danger of spontaneously combusting? The risk factors…

Modern scientists are still investigating what might be behind reports of alleged spontaneous human combustion, but by the end of the 18th century, reports of humans suddenly going up in flames were pervasive enough that physicians compiled supposed risk factors for the phenomenon. » 2/23/13 10:00am 2/23/13 10:00am