"Citizen Kane" changed movies forever, shaking the very foundations of Hollywood and introducing many of the techniques still used in movies today.
Tens of millions of tourists around the world visit a country other than their own. Here are a few places where you can avoid most of them -- and still see the world!
National Geographic holds an annual "Travel Photographer of the Year" contest, and the 2016 submissions should make for some lively discussions among contest judges. Here are some of our favorites.
Incredible! This will take you back to another time and place...
While the world is mourning the pop star and firing up "1999," "Let's Go Crazy" and "Little Red Corvette" on their iPods, there's a whole slew of songs recorded by other artists such as Alicia Keys, Sinead O'Connor and many more you could add to your Prince playlist.
We won't call these Darwin Award candidates, but there have been some recent reminders that unexpected dangers lurk in our innocent, everyday lives...
Miracle on Ice? Dream Team? '85 Bears (And the Super Bowl Shuffle)? Where do the Golden State Warriors rank among the "Greatest Of All Time" teams?
These movies truly revolutionalized the cinema. Meet the two mysterious women behind the secret...
In 1976, no movie spoke the truth quite like "The Bad News Bears" -- 40 years later, its philosophy still rules...
Country music legend Merle Haggard just joined a rare club by passing away on his actual birthday. Surprisingly we found a few other famous folks already on this list...
**WARNING: Images May Be Disturbing to Some Audiences** On the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, living with dead bodies for weeks -- even years -- is normal. Take a look at the unusual practices of the Torajan people...
Astronaut Scott Kelly has retired after spending a year in space, but his incredible photos will live on. During his 340 days in space, he snapped pictures with his Nikon D4 digital camera and posted them to his more than a million followers on Twitter and Instagram.
"You always get a special kick on Opening Day," Joe DiMaggio once said. "You look forward to it like a birthday party when you're a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen." And often, it does ...
Don't try these things at home. In fact, don't try them anywhere!
Twitter debuted 10 years ago with a first tweet by CEO Jack Dorsey (above). But will there be a last tweet? It has given voice to political movements, allowed everyday people to connect with presidents, public figures and celebrities; it has forced companies to completely rethink customer service. But is it sustainable?
Just two months before his sudden death, comedian Garry Shandling appeared in an episode of Jerry Seinfeld's acclaimed and popular show on Crackle, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." The episode's title: “It’s Great that Garry Shandling Is Still Alive.” And that's not all...
You won't believe this unbelievable (but TRUE) story!
The Internet went wild when photos appeared of David Letterman jogging in the Caribbean. But he isn't going crazy, he's still on Cloud 9 after retiring less than a year ago. And he'll tell you exactly why.
Downgraded to a "dwarf planet" a decade ago, Pluto actually is more geographically diverse than many planets in our Solar System, according to new studies published months after the New Horizons spacecraft flew by in 2015. Get to know your neighbor!
It's official: "Indiana Jones 5" is a go, with Harrison Ford back as Indy and Steven Spielberg directing. Mr. Spielberg, here are some helpful suggestions from your biggest fans.
"A rose by any other name..." wrote Shakespeare. How big has the rose influenced world culture? Let us count the ways.
You've heard that necessity is the mother of invention. So where does pure lunacy fit in? One thing these daffy brainstorms prove is that mankind will never stop trying.
Many historians believe Nancy Reagan was the most consequential First Lady in American history, and set the template for all first ladies to follow. Here's a look back at an incredible life.
The 9/11 attacks that brought down the World Trade Center towers in 2001 wasn't the first time a plane flew into a landmark New York skyscraper. It happened on July 28, 1945.
Let's face it: People in the 19th century dressed better and, as these images show, 'prayed to the Porcelain God' a lot more stylishly.
Check out the incredible work from the winners of the 2016 Underwater Photographer of the Year contest. The competition, put on by UPY London, drew 3,500 entries from 500 photographers in 54 countries.
Hollywood sure does know how to reinforce the HollyWEIRD vibe sometimes...
Movies not only have the power to entertain, but have served as a call to action in more ways than you probably realize...
Harper Lee's legend will endure long after her death -- and since she wrote basically the one book, "To Kill a Mockingbird," and didn't give interviews in the last 50 years of her life, her popularity is perhaps the greatest example of the power of words.
Killer Mike's endorsement of Bernie Sanders and Sean Pen's interview with El Chapo got us wondering about the encounters between celebrities that couldn't be more different that have occurred throughout history. We dug up a few.
Hey, burrowing deep into your nightmares is exhausting work! Even monsters need to take a time out every now and then...
These strange but true images demonstrate once and for all that "normal" means different things to different times.
These legends used to look like you and me, basically. You won't believe No. 11!
Ready to rewrite movie history? We strip a dozen movies of their Best Picture Oscars and crown the films which really deserved it.
But hey, Cam, take heart: Johnny Unitas, Jim Kelly and Tom Brady all know how you feel...
They've been shunned by society and embraced; they've been athletes and supermodels, and they've been unfortunately displayed in circus freak shows. These are some of the tallest people in world history.
Wild animals are used to all elements of weather -- but like the rest of us, even a steady rain can ruin a day's worth of plans for these creatures.
Super Bowl halftime shows used to be marching bands, Up With People and Disney characters. Now they're gargantuan mini-concerts that sometime generate more passionate response than the games themselves. Here's our coutdown of the best.
Flying men at halftime? Players smoking cigarettes during the game? And not even a sellout? Super Bowl I was a product of a different time.
Beautiful yet dangerous; peaceful, yet powerful. Water is the lifeblood of Mother Earth, and these images of waterfalls will take your breath away.
Tom Cruise and Jerry Bruckheimer are making a sequel to their 1986 classic, "Top Gun." Here are the things you need to know for "Top Gun 2."
What were they thinking? Decades ago, strolling around on high places without any kind of safety harness was no big deal. These images will make any modern-day daredevil break out with a case of sweaty palms.
How do you even make a sculpture 0.0002 of an inch tall? Check out these amazing results!
Lloyd's of London has become world famous with a reputation for insuring anything. You won't believe No. 13!
The Eagles' frontman, who has died at 67, had a wild ride through the music industry, Hollywood and that certain 1970s Los Angeles lifestyle.
Monemvasia, a fortified medieval-era town in the southeast Peloponnese that has often been described as “the Gibraltar of Greece,” is a true hidden treasure.
No one really likes to fly anymore -- just ask the sweaty guy next to you. But there are still things you can do to beat the odds and improve your next flight.
The interview is one of the most basic cornerstones of journalism. Throughout history, they have opened eyes, opened worlds, shaken empires and solidified movements. Here are some of those.
They are some of the most iconic structures on the Earth. But even the Empire State Building started just like the construction of your house...
These popular inventions that we overlook today did wonders for productivity long before Microsoft and Apple made things even better...
Earthly wonders seem limitless, and here's a sampling of actual photos of places you can visit that prove the point.
Depending on what state you live in, you can start toting guns in public, lock your prescription drugs, or even freeze your child's credit.
Wake up somewhere on this lonely planet with the weight of the world on your head? Here are some local recipes to get you back up and at 'em...
We all want good things in 2016! Here's some advice from Oprah, Stephen King, Taylor Swift and others for getting (and staying) on the right track each day...
Before Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Michael Jordan, Meadowlark Lemon, who has died at age 83, was the most famous basketball player on Earth -- playing in Rome before the pope, in Moscow during the Cold War before the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, and performing ball-handling tricks on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have revolutionized the world -- and the world has been "inspired" (read: "basically copying from"). You'll find that a lot of these international tech giants seem awfully familiar...
Remember the Golden Age of action figures? You could never make No. 8 in these times!
She was one of Japan's top stars, and then she walked away from it all… Who was Setsuko Hara?
Some pretty amazing things happened in 2015, many of which did not make the top headlines. Yet they could be the harbingers of things to come.
The 70s were a colorful time when sports stars took some unreal (awesome?) photos... #7 is beyond bizarre!
Dick Van Dyke can still dance and sing at 90! The iconic star of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and "Mary Poppins" is (STILL) a national treasure!
Everybody knows the 1970s were totally groovy, but even basic items back then (lunch boxes, for example) blow away the 21st century versions...
Turns out women have been inventing culture-altering devices for more than the last 200 years. If you're using WiFi, windshield wipers or a paper bag, you'll know what we mean.
When it came out in 1977, "Star Wars" was cutting-edge cinema, and changed movies forever. But a mid-20th century Force was with young George Lucas when he was realizing his vision.
Frank Sinatra, arguably the 20th century's greatest entertainer, would've turned 100 this month. But there was so much more most never knew about Ol' Blue Eyes...
Sometimes Christmas "Specials" get a little weird...
History Repeats Itself: Aaron Rodgers' Hail Mary TD Was So Much Like Doug Flutie's 1984 Gamewinner It's Eerie!
Did you see Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' incredible Hail Mary pass for a touchdown to wide receiver Richard Rodgers that beat the Detroit Lions? Some sports fan has laid over the audio from the most famous Hail Mary in football history -- Doug Flutie's pass that won a big game for Boston College on 1984 -- over Rodgers' play, and it's uncanny how similar it is! Check it out!
The death of Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland at age 48 is just the latest example of a music star dying too young. It's been going on since the birth of Rock 'n' Roll itself in the 1950s. Here's a spin through the years.
Hard to believe that it's been a half century since Peanuts characters first started to move, on a Christmas special that first aired in 1965.
Even in this fast-paced, wired world there are still places on the planet you can travel to that aren't keeping up with modern times -- and thank goodness for that!