When it all gets too much, it's nice to know you can flee to the countryside and carve a house out of a boulder – just like this 15th-century Romanian monk did.
We tend to think of submarines as modern, metallic machines, but the very first one was actually built out of wood, and looked like a sunken Viking ship.
A new archeological dig suggests that horse skulls may have been used as primitive amplifiers, making them the most metal sound system ever.
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.
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