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Put away that straight razor: these lumberjacks will show you a thing or two about shaving.

Watch 60,000 newspapers flash before your very eyes in this mesmerising time-lapse.

Ever wondered what The Beatles would have sounded like if they'd come from the USSR rather than the freewheeling West? Quite odd, it turns out.

How silent-era Hollywood enchanted their audiences, with nary a computer to help them.

The Futuristic Houses We Almost Lived In

Wednesday February 22, 2017

If history had gone just a little differently, we might all be living in Buckminster Fuller's crazy "dwelling machines".

Built in 1487, the Duke Humfrey’s Library at Oxford is one of the oldest reading rooms in the world. And it’s not hard on the eye, either.

In the 1980s, Flying Nun Records shone a spotlight on New Zealand’s weird and wonderful music scene. We caught up with founder Roger Shepherd ahead of his upcoming talk at Melbourne's School of Life.

Own a piece of Melbourne music memorabilia? These historians would like to speak with you.

These retro caravan brochures are so fantastically gaudy, you’ll never want to camp without a shagpile rug again.

The 7000-year-old question of trepanation is a real head-scratcher.

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