Cultures and Traditions takes a look at how people interact with each other. This might be through sub-cultures, relationships, fads or religion and spirituality.
Some people were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Others were in the right place, but left at the wrong time. And a few just had bad luck thrust upon them.
You know what's totally useless? A pair of umbrellas shoes. But they're so fun you know you want them anyway. Welcome to chindogu.
On Christmas Eve, Icelandic families traditionally settle down to a cozy night of exchanging gifts of books and reading. It's all part of jólabókaflóð or the Christmas Book Flood.
We tallied up how much dough it costs the big guy to give every kid in the world toys. And it's way more than we expected.
Our theory on St. Nick's sweet ride: It's rustic on the outside and state-of-the-art on the inside. Learn more about the advanced technology we think runs Santa's sleigh (and those reindeer).
Over the holidays, lots of gift-giving will be going on. But some people get anxious about opening a gift in front of the giver in case they don't like it and can't fake enough enthusiasm.
That old comedian's advice that the "k" sound is always good for a laugh has been proven true, too.
Is a dib an actual thing?
Yes, you read that right. There are several options for renting Christmas trees. They're more eco-friendly and way more convenient.
A tombstone that features the deceased hobbies? Sure. A personalized playlist playing during the celebration of life? Check. Yep, the business of death isn't quite so gloomy anymore.
In the Netherlands, children get gifts from St. Nicholas, who's accompanied by his servant Zwarte Pieten (Black Pete), always wearing blackface. Lately some Dutch have been decrying him as racist while others claim it's just part of the culture.
Groups of animals sure have some funny names. You can thank the Book of St. Albans for that.
The Incas were technologically advanced but never invented a system of written language. Turns out, they encoded more in textiles than we could have imagined possible.
Think you can feed your family of 10 at Thanksgiving for less than $50, total? The American Farm Bureau Federation says you can.
The Thanksgiving holiday started out very differently from our modern celebration of gluttony. How much do you know about Thanksgiving history myths? Take our quiz and find out!
This tiny village in upstate New York has been channeling spirits since the 1800s.
A popular Native American aphorism says, "It's not about what you claim, it's about who claims you."
The Anti-Defamation League identified nearly 2,000 anti-Semitic incidents throughout the U.S. in 2017 — an increase of nearly 60 percent over those in 2016. And for the first time since 2010, one occurred in every state.
Checking your kids' candy for poison or sharp objects? Locking up your black cat so it doesn't get snagged by a Satanist? Maybe you can relax after finding out the real stories behind these urban legends.
The famous 1954 letter in which Albert Einstein rejected the concept of God may soon be sold for $1 million or more at auction.
If the creator of the electric slide had his way, we'd all be sued for doing the dance wrong.
Although many people use the two terms interchangeably, they don't mean the same thing.
In the search for a lost monastery in Scotland, archaeologists came across an unexpected find – an ancient stone game board.
Who is Jim Roberts and the people who fervently follow his doomsday prophecies?
They're worshipped by 'cargo cults' on the Pacific Island of Tanna. What can their ideals tell us about our own political and social beliefs?