Why Do People Have Pets?

From Origin Of Everything. 68% of American families have a pet friend living with them. But why did humans start domesticating animals as pets and not livestock? Written and Hosted By: Danielle Bainbridge Graphics By: Noelle Smith Edited By: Mike Petrow Fact Check: Sarah Edwards Produced By: Kornhaber Brown (www.kornhaberbrown.com) http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2009/03/mans_first_friend.html https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/animal-emotions/201307/are-pigs-smart-dogs-and-does-it-really-matter https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/domestication/ https://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/horse/domesticating-horses/domestication-timeline/ https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/ask-smithsonian-when-did-people-start-keeping-pets-180960616/…

Why Was Crossdressing Illegal?

From Origin Of Everything. Clothing is ultimately just fabric designed to cover our bodies. So why was it illegal for women to wear men’s clothing and for men to wear women’s clothing? And why is it still illegal in some parts of the world? Written and Hosted By: Danielle Bainbridge Graphics By: Noelle Smith Edited…

Six Historically True Facts about Money

From Origin Of Everything. Money isn’t actually valuable. It’s just pieces of metal, pieces of paper, or more recently, computer code. So how did money come to be such a driving force of modern life? Written and Hosted By: Danielle Bainbridge Graphics By: Noelle Smith Edited By: Linda Huang and Mike Petrow Fact Check: Sarah…

When Men Wore High Heels

From Origin Of Everything. Subscribe to Origin of Everything! http://bit.ly/originsub When you think of high heels, your first thoughts almost certainly center around women. But for much of their history high heels were seen as a marker of an epic masculinity, worn by warriors, kings and noblemen as a sign of strength and virility. Which…