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The 17th-Century Nursery Rhyme About Kneading Bread With Your Butt Cheeks
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The 17th-Century Nursery Rhyme About Kneading Bread With Your Butt Cheeks

If cockle bread existed, you wouldn't want it anyway.
April 19, 2018
Send Us Your Ideas for Dealing With Minnesota's Rogue Bog
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Send Us Your Ideas for Dealing With Minnesota's Rogue Bog

A floating menace in a lake needs your attention.
April 17, 2018
Show Us What Makes Your Favorite Local Bookstore Special
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Show Us What Makes Your Favorite Local Bookstore Special

Help us get ready for Independent Bookstore Day by sending us a photo.
April 13, 2018
All the Charming Things Your Childhood Heroes Sent You
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All the Charming Things Your Childhood Heroes Sent You

Heartwarming correspondence between Atlas Obscura readers and the famous people they admire.
April 13, 2018
The Cyanide Tooth Is a Cold War Fairy-Tale
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The Cyanide Tooth Is a Cold War Fairy-Tale

The popular spy movie trope would have been a rather risky thing to carry around in your mouth.
April 11, 2018
Listen to the Sick Beats of Rhubarb Growing in the Dark
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Listen to the Sick Beats of Rhubarb Growing in the Dark

Snap, crackle, produce.
April 10, 2018
Charles Manson's Guitar Is a Symbol of Music and Murder
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Charles Manson's Guitar Is a Symbol of Music and Murder

One of the infamous killer's instruments is on display in Tennessee.
April 05, 2018
What Is the Hardest Unicycle Trick?
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What Is the Hardest Unicycle Trick?

We asked a master unicyclist about the most difficult moves on one wheel.
April 04, 2018
Did Your Childhood Hero Ever Write You Back?
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Did Your Childhood Hero Ever Write You Back?

We want to see the treasured letters or artifacts you've received from your idols!
April 03, 2018
Explore an Interactive Aerial Map of the Past
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Explore an Interactive Aerial Map of the Past

Historic Aerials is like Google Maps for time travelers.
March 30, 2018
10 Great Gift Ideas for Map Lovers
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10 Great Gift Ideas for Map Lovers

Must-haves for the cartography fan in your life.
March 30, 2018
375 Years Later, English Schoolchildren Still Learn About a Magic Propaganda Dog
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375 Years Later, English Schoolchildren Still Learn About a Magic Propaganda Dog

Prince Rupert of the Rhine's poodle, Boy, was said to be a witch, but it was all fake news.
March 22, 2018
A Stationery Accessory Straight From the Middle Ages
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A Stationery Accessory Straight From the Middle Ages

If you're going to seal your letters with wax, you'd best use a desktop candle furnace.
March 21, 2018
Many of You Are Homesick—For a Place You’ve Never Been
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Many of You Are Homesick—For a Place You’ve Never Been

We asked which places gave you "fernweh," and you gave us poetry!
March 16, 2018
When Dentures Used Real Human Teeth
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When Dentures Used Real Human Teeth

"Waterloo teeth" represent a more ghoulish time in the history of dentistry.
March 15, 2018
Could a Book-Scented Candle Make Your Place Smell... Smarter?
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Could a Book-Scented Candle Make Your Place Smell... Smarter?

Options include "Sherlock’s Study" and "Reading at the Cafe."
March 14, 2018
Why the U.S. Capitol's 'Demon Cat' Legend Is So Persistent
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Why the U.S. Capitol's 'Demon Cat' Legend Is So Persistent

A lot of it has to do with paw prints.
March 13, 2018
Most Islands Don't Actually Have Palm Trees on Them
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islands week

Most Islands Don't Actually Have Palm Trees on Them

A quick and dirty calculation reveals the reality behind the stereotype.
March 09, 2018
The Visual Influences Behind Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs'
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islands week

The Visual Influences Behind Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs'

Real-world landscapes played a role in shaping Trash Island.
March 09, 2018
Atlas Obscura Readers Draw Their Personal Fantasy Islands
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islands week

Atlas Obscura Readers Draw Their Personal Fantasy Islands

We asked you to create your own ideal island, and you did not disappoint.
March 09, 2018
The Succulent That Looks Like a Stone
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The Succulent That Looks Like a Stone

Plant some lithops and fill your window box with living pebbles.
March 07, 2018
Draw Us a Map of Your Personal Fantasy Island!
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islands week

Draw Us a Map of Your Personal Fantasy Island!

Imagine you could create an island to your exact specifications. What would it look like?
March 05, 2018
Measure Your Day in Mechanical Clacks
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Measure Your Day in Mechanical Clacks

Our favorite retro timepiece keeps wasted minutes in check.
February 28, 2018
Have You Ever Felt Homesick for a Place You've Never Been?
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Have You Ever Felt Homesick for a Place You've Never Been?

Real or fictional, near or far, describe the unvisited places you long for most!
February 27, 2018