It's not her. A photo unearthed by History channel researchers does not in fact depict Amelia Earhart, the famous aviator who went missing in 1937 while she was trying to become the first woman to fly around the world, nor does it show her navigator, Fred Noonan, according to Earhart historians. History channel researchers had claimed the image...
5,000 years ago, people were much shorter than they are today. It’s estimated that the average European height then was about 5’5”. So the giant skeletons found in southeast China are somewhat shocking: These folks seem to have been nearly 6’ tall, with one reaching 6’3”. Even today, the average height in the region...
Saint Columba, best known for bringing Christianity to Scotland from Ireland in the sixth century, led the life of a superhero of sorts on Iona, a windswept island off the west coast of Scotland. He cured illnesses, rendered snakes' venom harmless, resurrected the dead and even saved a swimmer from being bitten by the...
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