Hourly newspapers? A universal language? Horse-less roads? These are just a handful of predictions the Queen City's past residents had about the future.
A word to the wise: Don’t try any of these hangover “cures” at home.
Here are some tidbits of Cincinnati Curiosities peculiarity to tide you over as we transition through the holidays to the dawn of a new decade.
One hundred years ago, Cincinnati was hardly in the mood for giving thanks. This is what Thanksgiving 1919 looked like in the Queen City.
At the height of the Vietnam War, two pacifists announced they would napalm a puppy at the University of Cincinnati—and the city believed them.
Vio Sayers was a pseudonym. Her real name was Ida LaMountain, and she was the only daughter of a famous balloonist, or aeronaut, as they were then known.
It might surprise you to know that “rush hour” and “traffic jam” both precede the popularity of automobiles in Cincinnati.
Death records and old newspapers tell the grim tale of Burnet Woods as the place where Cincinnatians went to die.
These were no acrobatic tricks, and they certainly weren’t a bet or a dare. Young men climbed the steeples of churches because it was their job.
Nicholas Longworth turned Cincinnati hillsides into vineyards and created a local wine industry. Today, Kate MacDonald looks to Longworth for inspiration.