Fun fact: Pinball machines were banned in New York City from 1942 until 1976. Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia called pinball players "slimy crews of tinhorns, well dressed and living in luxury on penny thievery."
Every year, the Chinese Lantern Festival closes out Chinese New Year festivities. Held on the first full moon of the first lunar month, the Lantern Festival is a celebration of the beginning of springtime.
Women's Cowboy Boots
The cowboy boot was prompted by frontier life. During the Civil War, men wore Wellington-style boots with a round toe and a low heel. Opportunistic boot manufacturers had made low-quality boots that fell apart on the march to battle; the term "shoddy" dates to this period.
14K Gold Chain
When choosing the karat level for your gold chain, here are a few things to consider. The karat scale goes up to 24, with 24k gold being 99.9% pure. The higher the karat, the more valuable the gold.
First Christmas Ornament
The tradition of decorating Christmas trees with ornaments goes back to the mid-1800s, when glass blowers in the German town of Lauscha created the iconic glass balls we still use today.
What should you do with that rusty old tool box? One option you probably haven’t thought of is to make beautiful music.
Men's Winter Jackets
During the first century of Antarctic exploration, starting in the mid-1800s, explorers could only use natural-fiber clothing, such as wool and canvas. The slow-drying clothes would trap the men’s sweat, so every morning they would have to put on frozen clothes and wear them until they thawed out.
Ever wonder how the Wii remote works? The full explanation is too complicated to lay out here, but the most important innovation is the accelerometer, which can sense movement from front to back, side to side, and up and down, and can also sense a left and right or up and down tilt.
When browsing through the vast inventory of down comforters found on eBay, you may notice sellers referring to the "fill power." What does that mean? It’s the standard measurement of down quality.