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We loved catching up with photographer Eamon Donnelly about his mission to capture just about every milk bar in the country, before they disappear.

Merry Christmas! Here are some creepy Victorian-era Christmas cards of dead birds and frogs stabbing each other for some reason.

The USSR’s Failed Internet

Wednesday November 29, 2017

It turns out the Soviets almost created the most influential invention of modern times: the internet. So what went wrong?

Forget in-flight movies – back in the day, first-class passengers were treated to live piano concerts and other decadent treats. 

Artist, filmmaker and one-man publicity machine: Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí was a man of many talents. But his stint as a tarot designer is less well known.

 

You know when a drink goes straight to your head…

Forget the JFK files: these utterly endearing films of a mini-bike builder and his creations have just been released from the British archives.

In the 19th century, bored Australians went nuts for ‘ghost hoaxing’. Think of it as like Punk'd for the pre-pre-MTV era.

The Early Heroes of Snail Mail

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Thanks to a certain postal vote underway, snail mail has been on a few people’s minds lately, so we decided to pay homage to the bird and animal pioneers of the mail.

There's evidence of a sinister history of human sacrifice and mass exodus hidden beneath this benign-looking earthen mound in Southern Illinois.

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