Once upon a time, bees across Europe were routinely informed of matters concerning their keeper’s lives. And if they weren’t ‘put into mourning’ after their keeper’s death, things would go astray.
That was quick.
During the Cold War, America’s leading spy agency relied on an unusual weapon to stop its employees spilling state secrets: motivational posters.
Imagine hand-drawing an atlas of the whole Western world, without the use of satellites. These Soviet cartographers came startlingly close.
Merry Christmas! Here are some creepy Victorian-era Christmas cards of dead birds and frogs stabbing each other for some reason.