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.
In about 100 years, Pentecostalism went from a startup renewal movement to the second-largest Christian denomination in the world, bested only by Catholics. What caused that astonishing rise?
"Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad" is a famous quote by baseball player Wade Boggs and lots of men have passed both tests. Learn more about these famous fathers and their offspring with our quiz.
The soldiers who stand vigil over the Tomb are the Sentinels of The Old Guard, a hand-picked group dedicated to honoring the memory of those who gave their lives for their country.
June 2019 marks 50 years of the colorful, joyous celebratory parades that have come to symbolize LGBTQ+ rights, pride and power.
Mnemonic devices are little tricks — like acronyms and phrases — that help us memorize important info. Our quiz will test your knowledge of everything from geography to music scales. And every single answer has a fun mnemonic attached.
Imitation might be the sincerest form of flattery or just another way of causing offense.
Today Americans mostly celebrate it as the start of summer. But the annual May holiday has a significant history that's worthy of acknowledgment.
His theories about the mind's ability to affect the body influenced Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science.
Everyone loves a good pirate yarn, but some well-worn stories about them don't align with genuine history. Today, we be quizzin' ye about real pirates, buccaneer fiction, and the scurviest of all holidays. Yarr!
Nineteenth century lawyer and naturalist Peter A. Browne put together the world's greatest collection of ... yes, hair. Today, it's valuable for the DNA it contains.
The Cinco de Mayo holiday is far more popular in the U.S. than in Mexico. Why is that and what does it celebrate?
The millennial generation is steadily increasing in numbers. This group often gets a bad rap from older people, but what's the truth about millennials?
The Easter holiday is on a different date each year. But how is the date determined? Answer: Look to the moon.
It's called geophagy and it's a relatively common practice all over the world, but nobody's completely sure why.
Nope, it's not the police code for marijuana possession. It has a way cooler origin story.
People often think agnostics and atheists believe the same things. Where do their positions overlap and where do they differ?
Founded by Walter Gropius, the Bauhaus is considered one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century.
Why is April 1 a day to celebrate foolishness and play pranks on each other? How did this tradition begin?
What's the point of meditation? Are all Buddhists vegetarians and pacifists? What do we misunderstand about Karma? Find out more about Buddhism in our article.
Lobster Boy, Monkey Girl, Emmitt the Alligator-Skinned Man – they all called Gibtown home.
March 8th, International Women's Day, has been celebrated around the world for more than a century. So, what are we actually celebrating?
Christians often "give up something for Lent" but why? What is the real reason behind the season?
If you think celebrity kid names like Apple and North West are odd, at least they're easy to remember. These five famous people have names so long, you couldn't recall them if you had to.
Mardi Gras turns New Orleans into a hotbed of fun and reveling. This might make the festival's religious ties rather hard to imagine. So did how Mardi Gras get started?
This historic holiday celebrates the day in 1824 when women decided they simply wouldn't take it anymore.
Why Is the U.S. Dollar the World's Currency?
April 2, 2020