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The warrior queen fought colonization for several decades.
June 09, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: The Richardson Spite House
The NYC building that was 5-feet wide, all made in anger.
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Places You Can No Longer Go: Dair Mar Elia Monastery
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June 02, 2016
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June 01, 2016
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May 31, 2016
How One Man's Desire to Flaunt His Wealth Became a Book of Psalms
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May 24, 2016
The Invention that Tamed America, and the Town Obsessed with It
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May 23, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: The Mammoth Tree
The giant sequoia that found its way to Broadway in New York City.
May 19, 2016
The WWI Plan To Turn America's Trees Into Telephones
George O. Squier's Floraphone was set to transform the country's forests into communication hubs—until it didn't.
May 17, 2016
Identify Any Tree in New York City With this Map
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May 16, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: The Secret Castle of Honeycrock Farm
A British farmer hid his mansion behind bales of hay. Then the lawsuits came.
May 12, 2016
The World's Most Romantic Socks Are Knitted on an Active Volcano
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May 10, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: Casa Romuli
The modest, probably fake home of Rome's founder was an ancient tourist trap.
May 05, 2016
5 Amazing LEGO Jobs Currently Open
If you're tired of your day job, there are hundreds of careers available with LEGO.
May 03, 2016
A 19th-Century Map of Our 'Square and Stationary' Earth
How could the world be spinning? Wouldn't we fall off?
April 25, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: The Bamiyan Buddhas
The golden icons survived Genghis Khan, but not, sadly, the Taliban.
April 21, 2016
Why Modern Meteorologists Use a 19th-Century Crystal Ball
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April 19, 2016
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