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environment

Charles Kellogg Sang Like a Bird and Drove a Giant Tree

The vaudeville entertainer turned a California redwood into a mobile "Travel Log."
September 06, 2018
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lgbt

How Two Men Tried to Start a Hate-Free ‘Gay Town’ in the Nevada Desert

Stonewall Park was a mid-1980s dream that never quite came to fruition.
August 29, 2018
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shipwrecks

The Titanic Wreck Is a Landmark Almost No One Can See

Visiting the remains of the doomed ship causes it damage—but so will just leaving it there.
August 01, 2018
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sea

Why a Portion of the Arctic Ocean May Become Part of the Atlantic

Clue: It's related to climate change.
June 29, 2018
Gastro Obscura
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america

The Harsh Reality of Food for 'Little House' Pioneers

On the American frontier, dinner might have been vinegar pie, bear meat, or nothing at all.
June 28, 2018
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gold

Found: Mysterious Gold Ornaments, Buried in an Irish Country Field

The function of these ancient rings is not yet known.
June 28, 2018
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art

The Gloriously Inappropriate Restoration of a 16th-Century Wooden Icon

San Jorge has a whole new look.
June 26, 2018
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monkeys

Found: A Mysterious Extinct Gibbon in an Ancient Chinese Tomb

It's thought the animal may have been kept as a pet.
June 22, 2018
Gastro Obscura
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war

How Iceland Beat the British in the Four Cod Wars

For decades, two island nations came to blows over fish.
June 21, 2018
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textiles

The Dazzling Quilts of 19th-Century British Soldiers Are Threaded With Mystery

We still don't know how or why they made these elaborate textiles.
June 19, 2018
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hats

Sold: Napoleon's Hat, Salvaged From the Waterloo Battlefield

It was picked up for $407,000 at auction.
June 18, 2018
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volcanoes

Why a Hawaiian Volcano Is Sprouting Golden 'Goddess Hair'

The gossamer strands are beautiful, but potentially dangerous.
June 15, 2018
Gastro Obscura
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dinner party

The Dark and Fabulous Dinner Parties of the First Professional Food Critic

Grimod de La Reynière hosted his own funeral.
June 14, 2018
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suffrage

This Map Shows 42 Sites of British Suffragette Protest and Sabotage

They've all been officially recognized on the English National Heritage List.
June 08, 2018
Gastro Obscura
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eat like a...

Eating Like an Astronaut Means Kimchi for Koreans and Lasagna for Italians

What people eat in space depends a lot on where they’re from on earth.
June 07, 2018
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amelia earhart

The Ninety-Nines Was Amelia Earhart’s Club for Female Aviators

Runner-up name choices included Gadflies, Noisy Birdwomen, and Homing Pigeons.
June 06, 2018
Gastro Obscura
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whiskey

A Firm Is Now Making Fish Food From Whisky

Unfortunately, it won't make the salmon taste like scotch.
June 06, 2018
Gastro Obscura
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diner

The Lost Lingo of New York City’s Soda Jerks

Anyone for a "glob"?
June 01, 2018
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children's literature

For Sale: A Winsome Map Showing the Way to Pooh Corner

Explore the "100 Aker Wood" for only $200,000.
May 31, 2018
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elevators

What Was the Point of Elevator Music?

Contrary to popular belief, it wasn't because lifts were terrifying.
May 31, 2018
Gastro Obscura
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eat like a...

How the U.S. Army Botched Feeding Its Female Soldiers in WWII

Outcomes included weight gain, sexual harassment, and skipping meals.
May 25, 2018
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new zealand

Remembering the 'Saurian Monster' That Terrorized 1880s New Zealand

How hysteria bred a mystery.
May 23, 2018
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queer history

The Lesbian Pulp Fiction That Saved Lives

How potboilers and pin-ups showed gay and bisexual women they were not alone.
May 22, 2018
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theft

Found: A Pickpocket's Coin, Used for Ill-Gotten Gains

In 18th-century Russia, a two-kopeck coin could be worth much more than face value.
May 18, 2018