When Colin Pullinger & Sons patented its "Perpetual Mouse Trap" in 1861, the company boasted the device would "last a lifetime"—and it wasn't kidding.
A newly translated 19th-century book, written by samurai, describes martial arts techniques designed to help police officers of the time.
Climate changes in the sixth and seventh centuries may have played a huge role in shaping human history, according to new research.
There's a new conspiracy theory out there, but instead of invoking big government or aliens, it questions whether there's a laptop carved into an ancient Greek statue
Henry VIII may be best known for having had six wives, killing two of them, and establishing the Church of England in the process.
Scientists have discovered an insect that went extinct for more than 120 million years and featured many of the traits associated with modern butterflies including markings on the ...
If you think an erection lasting more than 4 hours is a problem, try one lasting more than 99 million years
The meat eaten at a lavish New York City Explorers Club dinner in 1951 – which at one point was thought to have been woolly mammoth – was nothing more than modern-day sea turtle, r...
A rare 500-year-old work by Dutch Renaissance artist Hieronymus Bosch, previously attributed to the painter’s workshop, has been identified at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Ka...
Archaeologists from the Charles University of Prague have unearthed a 4,500-year-old 60-foot boat at a site in Egypt.