In 1788, the Austrian Empire was at war with the Turkish Empire.
It's generally accepted that John F Kennedy was the hero of the Cuban Missile Crisis. But actually he wasn't.
Jack Horner is curator of palaeontology at the Museum of the Rockies. One thing always troubled him: how come you never see any baby dinosaurs?
David Slater is a wildlife photographer, so in 2011 he went to Indonesia.
Why would Harvard University ask Alex Ferguson to lecture on management? It became clear from his opening remarks...
In 1956, Malcom McLean was sitting at the docks waiting to unload his truck.
Mike Daube is professor of health policy at Curtin University in Australia.
In the 1980s, Darryl Gwynne and David Rentz were biologists on a field trip in the Australian bush.
In America in the 1960s, commercial television was considered a cultural wasteland and a bad influence.
There's a piece of thinking that young marketing trainees learn and it's ruining their ability to think.
Two hundred years ago, Jeremy Bentham advocated: equal rights for women, the decriminalisation of homosexuality, the abolition of slavery, the abolition of the death penalty, and animal rights.
UPS have computers working out routes for their trucks to take mainly right-hand turns, avoiding left turns where possible.
Alfred von Schlieffen was in charge of the entire German army.
Map-making was always a long, laborious process.
When I was a teenager, I wanted to be a blood donor.
When I was little, my dad used to grow tomatoes in our back garden.
Persil has been the UK's favourite washing powder since 1909.
UK journal Cogent Social Sciences recently published a paper linking the penis with global warming.
There's something strange about Japan's Shinkansen trains.