Harvey Washington Wiley was actually a good egg. In fact, his whole game was in service of good eggs. If you’re looking around for a bureaucrat to crush on (it’s so hard to find a good one these days,) look no further.
Helen Richey: Flying the Unfriendly Skies
She dared to wear pants, flew a plane for 237 hours straight, and paved the way for women in aviation, including recent hero Tammie Jo Shults who landed Southwest Flight 1380. Despite all this, she faced cruel and crippling sexism at work, leading to a tragedy.
Tell him, bird, bye
In 1914, over 100 years ago, the final passenger pigeon died at the Cincinnati Zoo. All attempts to breed them in captivity failed. Martha suffered from a palsy that made her tremble and had never laid a fertile egg. The passenger pigeon was extinct, thanks entirely to mankind.
How did this happen?
More Than Just a Pretty Face: How an Old Hollywood Beauty Invented the Internet
Just being looked at wasn’t really Lamarr’s greatest goal. She once said, “Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.” In lieu of standing still and looking stupid, Lamarr decided to try something a little different.
Bridge-It Jones’s Diary, Part 3: The Harvard Bridge
The third in our series of interesting bridge histories. How many Smoots does it take to get across the Harvard Bridge? What – you’ve never heard of a Smoot?
Oh, Cecilia, You’re Breaking My Glass Ceiling
Q: Where does a mansplainer get his water? A: A well, actually. If you’re not familiar with mansplaining, it’s pretty … More