WEIRD HISTORY

When Women Ran Hollywood

by Juliette Fay – Mary Pickford, best known as “America’s Sweetheart,” was the most successful and highest paid actor of her time. She was also a shrewd business woman. Hold on. When did women—who produced only 18 percent of the 100 top-grossing movies …

George Mason: Lost Founder

By William G. Hyland Jr. –   America was woven together by three revered pieces of political paper: The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. George Mason’s intellectual potency had a decisive role in shaping and producing all three …

Are we on the road to civilization collapse?

By Luke Kemp – Studying the demise of historic civilizations can tell us how much risk we face today, says collapse expert Luke Kemp. Worryingly, the signs are worsening.   Great civilisations are not murdered. Instead, they take their own lives. DEEP CIVILISATION …

Why Kiss Under Mistletoe? The True Story

by Ben B.Boothe, Sr. – – Circa 1890: A sailor tries to kiss a young woman under a sprig of mistletoe. (William Small. Hulton Archive/Getty Images By KAT MOON).  From Harry Potter’s first kiss to Justin Bieber’s holiday tune, kissing under the mistletoe is everywhere …