The weirdest ways illnesses changed history

The weirdest ways illnesses changed history Shutterstock A. C. Grimes Diseases can change your life in the darnedest ways. For example, let’s say you have crabs but only find out after infecting your boss’ spouse. Suddenly, your affair feels like a mistake. Your boss’ spouse abandons you like a sinking ship and vengefully rats you […]

The biggest news story the year you were born

The biggest news story the year you were born Getty Images Morris M. History’s a funny thing. What looks like an important story as it’s happening can turn out to be completely insignificant, while that tiny headline on page 34 can go on to fell presidents. When the Watergate story first broke in June ’72, […]

The craziest cases of election fraud in U.S. history

The craziest cases of election fraud in U.S. history Shutterstock A. C. Grimes Integrity and American politics go together like peanut butter and peanut allergies. Because who better to govern the Land of Opportunity than opportunists? Politicians turn amber waves of grain into grains of truth in a sea of lies. Lamentably, many voters may […]

The freaky truth about Sigmund Freud

The freaky truth about Sigmund Freud Getty Images A. C. Grimes In 2018, a woman named Kathy McVay attended a baseball game and got whacked between the eyes by a hot dog shot from a cannon. In her words, “It just came out of nowhere. And hard.” If Sigmund Freud had been alive to analyze […]