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The Most Boring Day in History

Thursday June 21, 2018

According to this computer, the most boring day in history was April 11, 1954. Turns out, it was actually kinda interesting, in its own tedious way. 

The great academic Jeremy Bentham really got ahead in life. But in death, not so much. 

They may look like sci-fi monsters in a state of suspended animation, but these sperm whales are simply demonstrating the art of the underwater power nap. 

They sure don’t make gyms like they used to. 

A British company has come up with a novel way to remember someone after they've gone: by pressing their cremated ashes pressed into a playable vinyl record.

Yep, it's a big call. But here goes...

Forty years ago, a paramedic named Chris Porsz photographed the people who lived in his hometown. Now he’s gone back and recreated each image. 

The stories behind three of history’s best and bravest investigative reporters – only two of whom lived to tell the tale.

With props made from scrap, and scripts that’d make Steven Seagal blush, one guy is bringing a touch of Hollywood to Uganda.

What with scarce food, Arctic conditions and polar bears, it turns out that searching for remains of megafauna is risky business. Some hunters simply set off in the morning and never return.