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atlas obscura

We've Been Nominated for a Webby Award

The prize that honors the best of the internet.
April 04, 2018
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map monday

An Online Collection of Maps Highlights the World’s Saddest Spots

Which way to Broken Heart Street?
April 02, 2018
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judaism

The Rediscovery of a 1920s Silent Film Predicting the Rise of Nazism

"The City Without Jews" is returning to cinemas for the first time in decades.
April 02, 2018
Gastro Obscura
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forgotten foods

Remembering the Tansy, the Forgotten Easter Pancake of Centuries Past

Green, herbal, and slightly toxic.
March 30, 2018
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disability

The Controversial Process of Redesigning the Wheelchair Symbol

It has its own emoji, but where did the new Accessible Icon come from?
March 29, 2018
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scotland

An Enormous, Four-Foot Wildcat Has Been Spotted in a Scottish Forest

It's been nicknamed "the Clashindarroch Beast."
March 28, 2018
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canada

The Exoneration of 6 Indigenous Canadian Chiefs, Wrongfully Executed in 1864

The long road to reparations.
March 27, 2018
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communism

Karl Marx Is the Latest Historical Figure Helping People Cross the Road

Green means go, revolutionary red means stop.
March 23, 2018
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cards

The Victorian Cards That Explained How to Use a Book to Flirt

"Resting on right cheek: You are too willing."
March 23, 2018
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underwater

Found: The Wreck of the USS Juneau, Where 5 Brothers From Iowa Died

An incredible St. Patrick's day discovery.
March 21, 2018
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famine

Why the Choctaw People Sent Their Meager Funds to Ireland

An incredible act of generosity sparked a 171-year bond between two peoples.
March 21, 2018
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fantasy locations

Mysterious Road Signs to Fictional Places Have Appeared in Didcot, England

This way to Narnia!
March 20, 2018
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auroras

The Enigmatic, Celestial Steve Makes an Appearance in Scotland

Thanks to citizen scientists, this aurora is anthropomorphic.
March 19, 2018
Gastro Obscura
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belgium

The Dying Art of Fishing for Shrimp on Horseback

In Oostduinkerke, Belgium, horses plow the ocean instead of the fields.
March 16, 2018
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secret society

Marvel at Tiny, Perfect Staircases Made by a Secret Society of French Woodworkers

Who are the compagnons?
March 14, 2018
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squid

How to Wake Up a Geriatric Squid

Poking it a little helps.
March 14, 2018
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australia

Climate Change May Have Helped Spread a Language Family Across Australia

When food and water were in short supply, people moved, taking their languages with them.
March 13, 2018
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time

Millions of European Clocks Are Running Up to 6 Minutes Slow

How tensions between Kosovo and Serbia caused a wrinkle in time.
March 12, 2018
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islands week

Remembering the Coral Route and Its Luxurious Flying Boats

For a brief period of time, the rich and famous used seaplanes to island hop across the Pacific.
March 09, 2018
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islands week

A Cherished BBC Radio Show Asks Celebrities to Pick a Desert Island Survival Kit

On "Desert Island Discs," guests choose one piece of music, one luxury item, and one book.
March 08, 2018
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music

How a Craze for Accordion Music Gave Us 'NME'

The British music magazine focused on the squeezebox before the axe.
March 07, 2018
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genocide

The Sad Story of the Moriori, Who Learned to Live at the Edge of the World

How the remoteness of the Chatham Islands forged a resilient people.
March 06, 2018
Gastro Obscura
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detectives

The Rediscovery of 5 'Extinct' Types of Heritage Apple

A fruit sleuth digs deep.
March 06, 2018
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islands week

What Ancient DNA Can Tell Us About the Settlement of Vanuatu

A mismatch between genetics and language has baffled researchers for decades.
March 05, 2018