Sir Ernest Shackleton was an experienced seaman and adventurer, who was known for having gone "furthest south" until Roald Amundsen swooped in and became the first to reach the South Pole. Undaunted, Shackleton created a new expedition that was to attempt to cross Antarctica on foot.
The expedition, however, failed at its beginning when Shackleton's ship, the Endurance, got stuck in ice just 200 miles from their destination. The story of their survival out in one of the coldest, most inhospitable climates on Earth is more than just amazing -- it's astounding. Find out more about the adventures of Shackleton and his crew during their voyage to the bottom of the Earth.
"All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath." -- by author F. Scott Fitzgerald
"We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they do not exist." -- Quote by Queen Victoria, in regards to the Boer War
The 100 famous women on this list were truly amazing. A few are remembered for their beauty, but most are well known for their intellect, business-sense, athleticism, or courage. All faced adversity; a few were murdered. Learn more about these fascinating women who made their mark on history.
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The 1960s were a groovy time in the United States, with the music festival at Woodstock in 1969 being one of the highlights of the hippie era. It was planned as a three-day concert but is remembered for more than just rock-n-roll -- there were also lots of drugs, sex, and mud. Find out more about the planning of the massive Woodstock music festival and what surprises were in store for those who attended.
It was a very exciting day on February 18, 1930, when Clyde W. Tombaugh, an assistant at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, discovered a new planet in our solar system. A contest was held to pick a name and the name "Pluto" was chosen. For seven decades, Pluto was considered our ninth planet. Learn more about the discovery of Pluto and how it was later downgraded from planet to a dwarf planet.