What's the Deal with Airline Food?

Saturday December 20, 2014

A surprisingly detailed blog is cataloguing the best and bleakest foodstuffs in the sky.

Christmas Fossils

Friday December 19, 2014

Made from fossilised single-cell organisms in the early 1900s, these Christmas cards prove it’s the thought – not the size of the gift – that counts. But why did the men who exchanged them suddenly stop?

The Invention of Sliced Bread

Wednesday November 26, 2014

We'd still be slicing loaves like animals if it weren't for the self-sacrifice of an entrepreneurial inventor named Otto.

The Battle Over Bigfoot

Sunday November 16, 2014

Sasquatch may not be real but the wars fought proving its existence sure are – and they're just as thrilling.

Sure, you can print money, but can you sell it?

The life and legacy of a flamboyant Ukrainian tailor who made the clothes to accompany the music of the '60s and '70s.

The Science of Ouija Boards

Friday October 31, 2014

The Ouija board may not be supernatural, but it's still super interesting.

The Sounds of Space Exploration

Thursday October 30, 2014

NASA now has a SoundCloud so you can stream the sounds of space like a very abstract mixtape.

To read: one excellent book of lists by notable people.

The Staple Collector

Friday October 24, 2014

Examining an archive of staplers, and the fascinating shadow of the man who collected them.

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