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Fearsome Frau Perchta Is an Ancient Alpine Winter Goddess
Today, she's commonly called the Christmas Witch or even "the female Krampus"—but she is so much more.
by Victoria Linchong
The Raw Ore Centerpieces That Turned Grueling Labor Into Cutesy Dioramas
Handsteins were beloved of 16th-century princes because they affirmed the social order.
by Eve Kahn
The World's Largest Bottle of Wine Just Spilled in Austria
We're gonna need a bigger napkin.
by Luke Fater
Found: Milk Residue That Proves Ancient Europeans Used Cute-as-Heck Baby Bottles
The clay vessels are shaped like mythical animals.
by Reina Gattuso
In the Bronze Age, People Labored Over Cereal That No One Ate
They probably used the Cheerio-like rings in rituals, not the kitchen.
by Sabrina Imbler
The Celebrity Tortoise Breakup That Rocked the World
In 2011, after nearly a century together, Galápagos tortoises Bibi and Poldi called it quits. We still don’t know why.
by Cara Giaimo