Bored? Build your own model communist utopia with these old Russian activity books.
It mightn't make you hungry, but Liberace's recently unearthed cookbook from the '70s should certainly entertain.
Before Google, our inane questions were answered by patient librarians. The New York Public Library recently unearthed a box of these questions from the '40s – and they’re amazing.
Did you know the British once tried to turn Hitler into a woman with oestrogen-laced carrots? Neither did we.
This 17th-century map of the Earth without its oceans is a highly technical, strangely religious oddity.
What can pirates, hackers and gangsters teach us about economics? A lot, says author Alexa Clay in her latest book The Misfit Economy, and in Smith Journal volume 15.
These vintage jumpers of Australian flora and fauna will make you long for a simpler, more hand-knitted time.
Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and The Grateful Dead all played at Woodstock. But how much did they get paid?
A rifle-mounted hunting camera, a camera hidden in a book and one disguised as a pocket watch are just some of the oddities under the hammer in this auction.
America's Jewish population is celebrated for bringing everything from the bagel to good comedy to the New World. Turns out they're responsible for another American institution: the gangster.
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