Jean Baptiste Point du Sable was a man without a home, a country, or a culture. He was an outsider everywhere he went. He simply wanted a chance to make a life […]
You Can Reign in Hell (Michigan)
In Paradise Lost, John Milton paints a word picture of Satan being cast into Hell. The fallen angel, in making his choice of eternal rebellion, declares, “Better to reign in hell than […]
Get Your Official Unicorn Hunting License
Depending on how you feel about unicorns, you may be blessed or burdened by the knowledge that you can get a license to hunt unicorns.
Learn About the Aviation Legend Who Became the First Person to Die in a Plane Crash
One of the most promising names in the new field of aviation was Thomas E. Selfridge. The fearless young man seemed to have a natural affinity for the amazing machines that could […]
Learn How Two Grandparents Hacked the Lottery and Made Millions
Despite all the advertisements telling us about the lavish lifestyle that comes to the winners of the lottery, most of us know that buying lottery tickets is just a less efficient means […]
How Henry Ford Helped Make Backyard BBQ Easier for Everyone
Henry Ford was famous for promoting his game-changing Model T automobile, telling consumers they could have the car in any color, as long as it was black. There was another game-changing innovation […]
How Did a Game of Lacrosse Cause the Loss of a Historic Military Fort?
Fort Michilimackinac is an impressive presence on the northernmost point of Michigan’s lower peninsula. Now overlooking the mighty Mackinac Bridge, it once stood as a vital safeguard of the straights that connect […]
Isn’t This How Terminator Started?
On January 25, 1979, Robert Williams became the first person to be killed by a robot. He was struck in the head and killed by the arm of a 1-ton production-line robot […]