The history and evolution of Thanksgiving, one of the most celebrated holidays in the United States, provides a compelling glimpse into the cultural, political, and economic nuances of the nation. The origins of this day can be traced back to early A
Often, food traditions speak volumes about our cultural history and Thanksgiving has bestowed upon us an impressive array of culinary delights, amongst which is the puzzling yet intriguing Turducken. A gastronomical feat, the Turducken, a chicken stu
The furniture we choose to place in our homes or use in ceremonies and gatherings holds symbolic value, speaking volumes about our social status, cultural intricacies, and technological prowess. This rings true not only in present times but also in a
The world today is inundated with a myriad of technologies that make our lives much easier and more efficient. One such technology, largely invisible yet ubiquitous in our lives, is bar code technology. Like the human fingerprint, the bar code is a u
Machine guns, devices engineered for rapid-fire and continuous operation, have shaped the art of warfare and transformed the course of history. Originating from the need for better firepower in battles, these lethal inventions emerged from a series o
Embedded within the fabric of scientific exploration and discovery lies the innovative instrument known as the microscope. Woven from the threads of human curiosity and technological advancements, the microscope has been central to unveiling layers o
The journey of the steam engine is one that mirrors humanity’s relentless pursuit of innovation and progress. From its rudimentary beginnings to its essential role in the Industrial Revolution, the steam engine has spurred periods of significan
When we speak about innovative leaps that revolutionized human history, the invention of the wheel stands as a remarkable point of reference. Throughout the pre-wheel era, humankind grappled with numerous logistical challenges, relying heavily on bas
Martin Scorsese’s latest is a model of nuanced adaptation that reckons honestly with America’s past.
Last week Sir Keir Starmer claimed that Labour achieved the shortest waiting lists “in history”, while Wes Streeting said it had delivered the shortest waiting times.
To forget can be a blessing.
Franklin Foer’s new book about Joe Biden reveals a president whose ambitions have exceeded his mandate.
On our current obsession with the Roman Empire.
Did Pfizer recently agree to pay $2.3 billion for medical fraud, the largest health care fraud settlement in the history of the U.S. Department of Justice and was this related to Covid-19 vaccination? No, that's not true: Pfizer did agree
Don't be evil.
Did the state of California declare a "Trans History Month" before declaring a Women's History Month? No, that's not true: California first recognized Women's History Month in 1988, and the governor has proclaimed it every March since 199
Twitter’s ‘views’ metric offers an inflated measure of actual viewership.
"Some states have “tried to ban teaching Latino and Hispanic history.”
What's the price of international responsibility? Continue reading Down In History »
Is water consumption so unhealthy that people "are not supposed" to drink it? No, that's not true: The claim on social media is an unsupported misrepresentation of the known facts about the mechanisms of hydration in the human body. The c
“Gender dysphoria.” It might be one of those phrases you think you understand, but aren’t quite sure. PolitiFact tackles the topic: What is gender dysphoria? Is it a mental illness? What does the medical community say? Read more here.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy at the Capitol Building April 17, 2023, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)The measure was first implemented not to keep debt down but to more easily increase it.Continue reading The History of the De
If you have spent any time on the internet since 2016 — and who hasn’t? — you’ll be familiar with right wing bugbear George Soros, an extremely rich philanthropist who donates generously to liberal and progressive causes, and i
“The left is determined to erase Mount Rushmore from our history books.”
Employees walk outside of the shuttered Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) headquarters in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)The federal government tries to contain the fallout from Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse.Continue reading
A review of ‘History of the World, Part II.’Continue reading History of the Bored, Part II »
Quick Take Efforts to stop child sex trafficking in the U.S. have been underway for decades, led by presidents including Joe Biden. But an Instagram post makes the false claims that former President Donald Trump was the first to “acknowledge
“Joe Biden changes the name of Black History Month.”
Books piled up in a classroom for students taking AP African-American Studies at Overland High School on November 1, 2022 in Aurora, Colorado. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/Denver Post/Getty Images)Progressive activists are making disingenuous
On February 16 2023, a metaphysics-focused Facebook page attributed a quote (“When you understand that every opinion is a vision full of personal history … you will begin to understand that every judgment is a confession”) to invento
KFC tweeted an image of a chicken drumstick for Black History Month.
Did KFC tweet for Black History Month a photo of a chicken drumstick in front of a drumstick shadow that looks like a raised fist? No, that's not true: KFC's U.S. corporate account never posted this image, which has been altered. The Inst
Quick Take Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is the nation’s highest-ranking military officer. But posts on social media falsely claimed Milley “never served in combat.” Milley has an “extensive backgroun
Don't take down the fence until you know why it was put up. The post The Problem with “History and Tradition” appeared first on The Dispatch.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his education department's rejection of a new AP course on Black studies spurred talking points from both sides of the political aisle. We cut through the spin to give Floridians the full story.
George Orwell. (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images)The solution to our natural biases is a broad, inclusive, and honest study of the past.The post The End of History appeared first on The Dispatch.
Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex in London, 2018. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)The Sussexes’ documentary trades in a self-serving simplification of Britain’s imperial past.The post British Hi
REVIEW On 11 December 2022, radio host Dan Bongino posted a
On December 19 2022, an Imgur account shared a screenshot of a tweet claiming that the December 18 2022 New York Times crossword puzzle was in the shape of a swastika: .@NYTimes Last straw. On the first night of Hanukkah?! I’m done with you. It’