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The 18th-Century Spy Who Gave Us Big Strawberries
Two American strawberries reunited in Europe, and gave us the fruit we love today.
November 16, 2017
Pierce Mill Spy Station
Cold War intelligence agents monitored communist embassies from an attic in a former pigeon coop.
Added by Elliot Carter
The Beetle That Goes Undercover to Steal From Foraging Ants
The high-risk, high-return antics of the parasitic highwayman beetle.
August 21, 2017
The Mysterious Case of the Radioactive Toothpaste
Manhattan Project experts got sidetracked in their pursuit of Nazi nuclear technology.
May 05, 2017
The Tragedy of Newcomb Mott, Who Thought He Could Walk Into Soviet Russia
Young and naive, he just wanted his passport stamped.
March 01, 2017
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
The Incredible Chevalier d'Eon, Who Left France as a Male Spy and Returned as a Christian Woman
Celebrity, scandal, tell-all books, palace intrigue, political protest and more.
July 29, 2016
9 Places Where You Can See Spying and Surveillance in Action
A different sort of listening party.
June 24, 2016
Museum in der "Runden Ecke"
This small exhibition displays equipment and artifacts once belonging to the feared Stasi secret police.
Added by adeleboulo
International Spy Museum
“They say you're judged by the strength of your enemies”—James Bond, Quantum of Solace.
Added by caraobrien
Britain's answer to the NSA is based out of this deliciously-named circular headquarters.
Added by EricGrundhauser
How a Gift from Schoolchildren Let the Soviets Spy on the U.S. for 7 Years
Attention, ambassadors: inspect every present carefully.
June 21, 2016
Klamath River Radar Station B71
These cinderblock farmhouses were actually WWII radar stations in disguise.
Added by littlebrumble
Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico City's residents are being watched by this state surveillance headquarters, designed by architects with a flair for intimidation.
Added by Dylan
17th-Century Female Spies Smuggled Information Through Eggs and Artichokes
February 12, 2016
The Story Behind the Comically Villainous Octopus Logo of U.S. Spy Agency
January 20, 2016
The American Textile Industry Was Woven From Espionage
January 13, 2016
How the Military Ran Its 1970s Psychic Intelligence Program—Many Memos, Naturally
December 04, 2015
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