Category: Groundbreakers

The Story of the Peanut Man

Continually curious and ever-determined, this scientist’s life achievements are no small peanuts.


A Million Dollar Idea

This exquisite abode is the Villa Lewaro, a 34-room 20,000-square-foot home – built by the first female self-made millionaire in the U.S., a Black American woman named Madame C.J. Walker.


Dilgence to Doctorate

George McLaurin, OU's first African American student, studied in the mezzanine of the Bizzell Memorial Library while earning his doctorate, because he was not allowed in the Great Reading Room due to his race.


Accidental Excellence

Sometimes things don't go according to plan... in the most wonderful of ways.

Let's Discover

Making Of The Michelin Man

An art nouveau structure that tells the story of world famous company and it's mascot built en-tire-ly of tires!


The Birth Of The Burger

Who invented the Hamburger? A simple question that is actually a bit of a pickle to answer.

Off the beaten path

Estonian Eagles & Eggs

The age-old question of the chicken or the egg comes in a slightly different form for Estonians, who would likely prefer the equation the eagle or the egg.

History Lesson

Unlikely Essential Workers

After the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor, Women answered the call to serve their country - promptly joining the workforces at one of the oldest shipbuilding facilities in the United States.


The Last of the Steel City Funiculars

The steep-sided Steel City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania used to be home to more than 24 inclined planes or “funiculars" - today only two remain.

History Lesson

An Airborne Laboratory

Installed in 1999, the Ballon Generali is a tethered helium balloon that also tracks air quality in the skies of Paris.


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