The Story Of Five-Year-Old Lina Medina, The World’s Youngest Mother
In 1939, a healthy young girl named Lina Medina gave birth to an equally healthy baby boy. The only noteworthy detail about this event was the mother's age: She was five years old.
Inside Australia’s Hapless Campaign Against Emus, The Great Emu War Of 1932
In 1932, Australia went to war against an enemy like none it had ever faced before: the emu.
The True Story Behind “Napalm Girl”
How "Napalm Girl" shocked the world — and ended up a motivational speaker in Canada.
The Changing Face Of America’s Immigration Laws
Immigration has been a contentious issue for the United States from its earliest days. All along, opposing forces have pulled government policy in different directions to create the system we have today.
The Story Behind The Famous “Rosie The Riveter” Image
"Rosie the Riveter" is regarded as a feminist icon today, but the image on which it was based had nothing to do with feminism.
The Sabbath: An Ancient Holiday In The Modern World
How and why many of us still observe one of humanity's oldest rituals.
The Story Behind The Photo That Changed The World’s Perception Of AIDS
How a single photo by a photography student of David Kirby moved the world to a greater understanding of the AIDS pandemic.
Bob Ross: The Man Behind The Happy Little Trees
Bob Ross' biography truly paints the portrait of a man.
The Story Behind The Iconic “Saigon Execution” Photo
The photograph of a South Vietnamese general executing a young Viet Cong fighter during the Tet Offensive shocked the world. Details that didn't make the papers paint a different story.
The True Story Of The Iconic “Migrant Mother” Photograph
The "Migrant Mother" photo is iconic — but if the subject had her way, she wouldn't be the face of the Great Depression.
California City: California’s Biggest, Emptiest Town
California's third-largest city – the 34th-largest in the country – is a near-ghost town. Where did California City come from, why is it so empty, and what lies in store for this odd collection of paved roads in the desert?