Matt Blitz's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
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education

How a Maryland Finishing School Became an International Architectural Wonderland

National Park Seminary had an unconventional approach to education.
May 29, 2019
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birds

What It’s Like to Care for Parrots in Washington, D.C.

Caring for these birds is a big responsibility.
March 21, 2019
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installations

Virginia Has Its Own Stonehenge, But It's Made Out of Foam

It even works like its predecessor.
October 29, 2018
Gastro Obscura
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war fare

How Fanta Was Created for Nazi Germany

The soda was made from apple fibers and a cheese by-product.
January 11, 2018
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bones

Where in the World Are Santa Claus's Bones?

The remains of St. Nick can be found on multiple continents.
December 21, 2017
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fires

Setting Furnished Rooms Ablaze at the Fire Research Lab

The facility allows investigators to recreate arson attacks and analyze burn patterns.
September 01, 2017
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government

The American Government Is Searching For Its Own Lost Art

Murals and sculptures created during the New Deal have ended up in unexpected places. And one by one, they're being tracked down.
March 08, 2017
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wax museum

Where Wax U.S. Presidents Go to Retire

In Gettysburg, it’s the end of an era for the Hall of Presidents and First Ladies Museum.
January 18, 2017
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jobs

Want To Become An Astronaut? Applications Open In a Week

December 07, 2015
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space exploration

How Worried Should We Be About Space Junk Crashing to Earth?

November 13, 2015
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halloween

Six Banned Candies You Won’t Be Getting On Halloween

October 29, 2015
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zombies

How Haitian Slave Culture Gave Life to Zombies

October 27, 2015
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underground week

The Teen Girls Who Talked to the Dead

October 21, 2015
Gastro Obscura
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food

Why Midcentury Lawyers Spent 12 Years Arguing About Peanut Butter

October 14, 2015
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miracles week

The Unsolved Case of the Attempted Assassination of Pope John Paul II

September 21, 2015
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cheat week

How to Win a 19th Century Election

August 17, 2015
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abe day

Inside The Manhunt for John Wilkes Booth

April 13, 2015
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aviation

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Hosts a Rare Open House This Saturday

January 23, 2015
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bones

In an Oklahoma Museum: All the Gory Details and Beetles of Skeleton Preparation

October 29, 2014
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unique places to stay

The Deepest, Darkest, Oldest, Loneliest Hotel Room in the World

October 17, 2014
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notes from the field

Watching the Strange & Stinky Corpse Flower Bloom

August 26, 2014
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mechanical instruments

How to Pick a Lock (With Infographics!)

May 29, 2014
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society adventures

From Heaven to Hell: A Visit to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Devil's Gate

February 20, 2014
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society adventures

Society Adventures: Searching for LA's Past

July 16, 2013