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soccer

How One of Brazil's First Openly Gay Soccer Referees Changed the Game

The man known as Margarida refused to let prejudice affect his flashy officiating style.
July 13, 2018
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hair

Celebrating Ghana’s Amazing Handpainted Barbershop Signs

These vibrant artworks advertised the freshest styles and sleekest cuts.
June 29, 2018
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roman

Found in the Trash: The Roman Graves of Two Unfortunate, Legless Men

Something very bad happened here.
June 22, 2018
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roman

Found: An Untouched 2,000-Year-Old City in Albania

The hilly ruins remained lost for centuries.
June 19, 2018
Gastro Obscura
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american south

How Red Food and Drink Joined the Juneteenth Feast

The story behind red snacks and beverages at Black American June 19 celebrations dates back to well before slavery.
June 19, 2018
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money

Found: A Wad of World War II Bills Worth Over $2 Million

The cash, discovered under an English retail store, is a priceless find.
June 12, 2018
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biology

Found: The World's Oldest Footprints, Made by Ancient Bugs

They are tiny but mightily impactful.
June 07, 2018
Gastro Obscura
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teeth

Found: Tooth Gunk That Shows Mesolithic Mediterraneans Ate Fish and Plants

Questionable dental hygiene in a man from the 8th millennium B.C. unveils early omnivore tendencies.
June 06, 2018
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theft

Found: Foxes Stealing Shoes in Japan

And they would have gotten away with 40 pairs, if it weren't for the police.
June 01, 2018
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lightning

The Least Likely Places to Be Struck by Lightning, Mapped

Where to go if you don't enjoy sudden electric bolts from the sky.
May 29, 2018
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artifacts

The Many Possible Uses For Scotland's Knobbly Orbs

We asked for your thoughts on the function of these mysterious relics, and boy did you deliver.
May 25, 2018
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endangered animals

Found: A Rare Tiny Deer in Vietnam

It's called a muntjac, and the last time it appeared was nearly two decades ago.
May 23, 2018
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world war i

Found in the Trash: A Rare World War I Artillery Shell

Nothing like an explosive discovery on garbage day.
May 22, 2018
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neolithic

Does Anyone Know What These Knobbly Orbs Are For?

No one can figure out these Neolithic artifacts. We want your best guesses.
May 18, 2018
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monsters

Found: A Mysterious 'Globster' Washed Ashore in the Philippines

The unidentified marine carcass has made the beach rather unpleasant.
May 18, 2018
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space

Found: A Rapidly Expanding Supermassive Black Hole

It’s all-consuming.
May 15, 2018
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eggs

The Biggest Bird Eggs Ever

Evidence of the extinct.
May 11, 2018
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paleontology

A Czech Museum's 432-Million-Year-Old Plant Sprouts Surprising Information

A new look at the fossil shows plants of the era may have been greener and more vascular than we thought.
May 08, 2018
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pope

Found in the Garbage: A Supposed Bone of a First-Century Pope

Behold this holy trash.
May 04, 2018
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skeletons

Found: An Ancient Horse Skeleton in a Utah Backyard

The 15,000-year-old find dates back to the Late Pleistocene age.
May 02, 2018
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weapons

New Guineans Made Intricately Carved Daggers From Human Bones

These deadly relics were symbols of power and prestige.
April 30, 2018
Gastro Obscura
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auctions

A 212-Year-Old Ship Biscuit Is Selling for Only $3,580

This sailor's snack is well past its expiration date.
April 27, 2018
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anatomy

The Heart-Racing Drama of Dissecting a Beached Whale

While on the job, the anatomist Dr. Joy Reidenberg has been escorted by police and scrutinized by nude sunbathers.
April 23, 2018
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silent film

Lost Footage Filmed After the 1906 San Francisco Quake Finally Gets a Premiere

The scenes, shown in a silent-film museum, provide a new glimpse of the earthquake's aftermath.
April 20, 2018