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The Real Food of Fiction

Monday May 21, 2018

The New York Public Library's searchable menu database gives you insight into what Don Draper and Patrick Bateman might have eaten.

We totally dig these photos of terrible gardens. 

These Ancient Egyptian designs wouldn’t look out of place today.

DIY Wood-Infused Booze

Wednesday May 16, 2018

Make it for your good friends or gift it to your good self.

“Women only drew penises 1.4% of the time – but when they did, they drew them longer than men.”

Back in the ’90s, this place was home to around 2,000 people. Now the Chinese ghost town of Houtouwan is blanketed by vines. 

Gin vs vodka. Shaken vs stirred. Dry vs wet. As if martini drinkers weren’t opinionated enough, here’s another question for them to debate: just who invented the drink anyway?

This old test for military recruits reads more like a collab between Dr Seuss and a surrealist poet.

Drawing on ancient Indigenous wisdom, an inspired new approach to fire prevention looks set to protect the environment and change lives.

It was Colombia vs Peru one fateful night in 1976, when two literary titans clashed for reasons that remain unknown to this day. Unlike the World Cup, though, there were no winners.

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