Noor AlSamarrai's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
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breakup week

Forcing People to Hold Hands Is Not a Great Way to End a War

King Henry VI's "Loveday" did little to stop the Wars of the Roses.
February 15, 2019
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mesopotamia

How to Get Your Laundry Done in Ancient Mesopotamia

A humorous dialogue between a cleaner and customer, useful to both ancient scribes and modern scholars.
February 06, 2019
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climate change

Stone Monuments in Western Sahara Record How People Adapted to Shifting Climate

The encroaching desert meant lots of changes.
February 04, 2019
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king arthur

Found: A 13th-Century Tale of Merlin and Arthur, Reused as Bookbinding

The early text can help scholars understand how the legend evolved over time.
February 01, 2019
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reproduction

The World’s Loneliest Frog Has a Potential Mate, And Now Comes the Hard Part

To save the species, Romeo and Juliet need to make tadpoles.
January 31, 2019
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mutation

Blue-Eyed Coyotes Have Been Spotted on the California Coast

The striking mutation is a bit of a mystery.
January 29, 2019
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bus

The Worst Bus Stop in North America Just Got a Makeover

Better late than never.
January 25, 2019
Gastro Obscura
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india

Tea Was Once So Valuable It Was Kept in Locking Caddies

At least until the British Empire turned its attention to India.
January 18, 2019
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rainforest

Termites Are a Rain Forest's Ecological Insurance Policy

During a drought, wood-eating insects can be a jungle's best friends.
January 14, 2019
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rescues

Watch Austrian Train Workers Leap to the Rescue of a Snowed-In Goat

After their wave of plowed snow stopped it in its tracks.
January 11, 2019