The first ever printed comic book, The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck, is available to read
This beautiful songbird pistol is a rare automaton from around 1815 and was created by Frères Rochat. In appearance it is a finely worked cavalry pistol covered in jewels, perhaps carried by a dandy onto the field of battle as a show piece. This stunning piece is incapable of firing a round and was never designed as a weapon.
Brash, handsome and passionately outspoken, at 22-year-old Ali was the complete polar opposite of Sonny Liston, an old-school humble quiet boxer who wanted nothing more than to shut this newcomer up. Ali constantly berated, taunted Liston, calling him names like the “big ugly bear.” In the pre-bout hype, Ali announced "Clay
The miniseries ROOTS first aired in 1977, immediately shaking the world into starting a real social conversation about race, and the major struggle with it as a nation. An unprecedented number of Americans not only watched the breakthrough series but were forced to talk about what they saw, what they
The Dahomey Amazons are the only truly documented all-female front-line military unit in modern history.
This was a tough-ass group of battle hardened veterans that were feared throughout Western Africa for over two centuries. They were well known for their refusal to retreat from any fight unless ordered by their king.