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Walking Box Ranch
Formerly frequented by Hollywood stars and now open for tours.
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Why is This Space-Age Car Slamming into a Wall of Flaming TVs?
How a photographer landed an iconic shot of the 1975 performance piece "Media Burn."
January 04, 2017
The Final Christmas of 4 Catskills Villages Flooded to Create Reservoirs
You can take a shower in NYC today because the city sank a few hamlets.
December 20, 2016
Back When Your Thanksgiving Dinner Walked Hundreds of Miles to Market
The forgotten history of turkey drives.
November 23, 2016
North Korean Officials Had No Idea What Their Hostages Were Signaling in This Photo
The story of 83 American captives and the "Digit Affair."
November 16, 2016
The 1942 Ghost Blimp That Bewildered a California Town
The remains of the missing crew were never found.
October 17, 2016
After the Vietnam War, America Flew Planes Full of Babies Back to the U.S.
Operation Babylift had some problems, though.
September 21, 2016
The Story Behind the Most Famous Photo from Hurricane Andrew
How do you keep a flamingo flock safe in a major storm?
September 06, 2016
The Wildly Misunderstood Photos of Hitler in Disguise
The legend of how a make-up artist reimagined the German dictator blossomed in the internet age.
August 17, 2016
Will We Ever Know Who Staged This Mysterious Moon Ballet?
A snap from the set of a 1950 sci-fi film has set off a seven-year hunt.
August 04, 2016
The Man Who Took This Photo Was Accused of Being an Enemy of the State
A look back at the Young Pioneers of Soviet Russia.
July 06, 2016
The Story Behind the Most Baffling Photo Taken on the Golden Gate Bridge
Why San Francisco’s mayor brought a blowtorch to open the city's new bridge.
June 15, 2016
The Story Behind the Bulletproof Photo Craze
Men shot each other all the time, it seems, for publicity photos in the 1920s.
March 31, 2016
The Wildly Misunderstood Aeronautics Event Captured in This Photograph
February 16, 2016
The Famous Photo of Chernobyl's Most Dangerous Radioactive Material Was a Selfie
January 24, 2016
The Story Behind the Famous Portrait of André the Giant Clutching a Beer Can
December 21, 2015
The Story Behind This Mystifying Photo of KKK Members at a Colorado Fair
November 23, 2015
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