Today the most overcrowded place on the planet is Manila, the capital of the Philippines, where the population density is estimated to be 107,560 per square mile. But it doesn’t hold a candle to the most densely packed place of all time, Kowloon Walled City.
For one brief, lethal period in the 1930s, women pampered themselves with makeup that contained radium. Here’s the reason why.
Recently, I got to thinking about glitter. What is it made of? When was it invented? Most important of all, what would happen if someone baked it into a cake and ate it?
The strange history of a group of men consumed the deadly poison to increase their strength, improve their looks, and treat chronic diseases like syphilis. Were they crazy … or did it work?
Unlike his collection of ornate snuff boxes and high collars, this was one accessory Beau Brummell wished to rid himself of permanently.
The events of James Joyce’s novel, Ulysses, take place on June 16, 1904. They’re commemorated every year in a celebration called Bloomsday.
This is 4,000-year-old homework.
One evening, Léonard was getting drunk in his apartment with a fellow hairdresser when Marie Antoinette’s valet unexpectedly knocked on the door.