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Frapin, a cognac maker in Segonzac, France.

How 16 of the oldest companies on Earth have been making money for centuries, from guns to beer to shipping

The longest-lasting businesses produce food items, alcohol, or even firearms — things people have been interested in for centuries.
The New York World's Fair has brought about some famous inventions.

15 inventions and landmarks that you had no idea debuted at World’s Fairs

The Space Needle, Ferris wheel, Ford Mustang, and the ice cream cone were all introduced at World's Fairs throughout history.
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin stands next to a flag on the moon on July 20, 1969.

President Nixon had this ‘Moon Disaster’ speech ready in case Apollo 11 astronauts died

President Nixon's 'In Event of Moon Disaster' remarks, prepared by speechwriter William Safire, are chilling to read.

What would happen if Donald and Melania Trump got a divorce?

No first couple has divorced while in the White House, but President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have sparked rumors for years.
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin stands next to a flag on the moon on July 20, 1969.

NASA’s Apollo 11 astronauts landed on the moon 50 years ago. Here’s every historic Apollo mission explained.

NASA's Apollo 8 mission was the first to orbit the moon. No US spacecraft has returned to the lunar surface since 1972, but that could soon change.

Ticker Tape parades have been a New York City staple for more than 100 years. Here’s a look back at the long-standing tradition.

The US Women's National Team celebrated their World Cup win in a very NYC way — by starring in a ticker tape parade down Broadway.
This is why the US really celebrates July 4 as its national holiday.

Many people incorrectly think that the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4 — here’s the real reason the US c...

The United States holiday is meant to celebrate the day the 13 colonies declared independence from Britain in 1776.

5 famous ‘facts’ about the Fourth of July that aren’t true — and what actually happened instead

The Fourth of July is a big deal in the US, but there are actually a lot of popular myths swirling around America's Independence Day.
Juliet Lee competing in the women's division of the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on July 4, 2014.

The real reason we all eat hot dogs on the Fourth of July

Nathan's has claimed that's it's been hosting its hot dog eating contest on Independence Day since 1916 — but that's a hoax.
A screenshot of the controversial shoe's listing on sneaker-resale exchange StockX, where the shoe was being listed for as much as $2,957.

Nike is facing backlash after killing a Betsy Ross-themed shoe — but many of the defenders of the ‘founding mother’ are pushing an u...

Betsy Ross was indeed a Philadelphian upholsterer during the time of the American Revolution, and she did create many flags — but the rest is murky.