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Vale Shakespeare, 400 Years On

Saturday April 23, 2016

Ol' Billy-boy Shakespeare died on this day 400 years ago. To mark the occasion, here are some poetic facts about the bard. (He invented the word 'puking', for instance.)

Dictators, military coups, and stir-fried noodles. It turns out the world's favourite Thai dish has a surprisingly dark past – and mightn’t even be Thai at all.

And you thought The Revenant was tough-going. According to this doozy of an article, the true story that inspired it is – ahem – even grizzlier.

Today in Important Figures from History: meet Tommy Tucker, the orphaned, cross-dressing squirrel who captured America’s heart in the 1940s.

A physics professor from Adelaide says he’s just cracked a 70-year-old murder mystery. But the rest of the story is stranger than you might imagine.

The Computer Virus Museum

Wednesday February 24, 2016

A new museum is giving the computer viruses of the ’80s and ’90s their dubious dues.

Lunar Litter

Friday February 19, 2016

Family photos, golf balls, eagle feathers and bags of human poo are just some of the items we've dumped on the moon. Here’s the full list.

The Presidential Statue Graveyard

Tuesday February 16, 2016

Forget Mount Rushmore’s trifling four-president sculpture: this family farm is home to giant busts of all 43 U.S. presidents. Pity they’re falling apart.

The world is – quite literally – littered with time capsules of all shapes and sizes (some as big as swimming pools). The Time Capsule Society is here to make sure they don’t get lost in, well, time.

Most people think Jesus died somewhere in the Middle East. The Japanese have a different idea...

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