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Today in Important Figures from History: meet Tommy Tucker, the orphaned, cross-dressing squirrel who captured America’s heart in the 1940s.

Giant mirrors, spaceships and one very Bond villain-esque plan.

The Case of the Missing Shipwrecks

Monday September 23, 2019

Historians say there should be a lot more shipwrecks on the bottom of the ocean than there currently are. So who, or what, is taking them?

From the Tasmanian wilderness to the Hollywood Hills (to Israeli kibbutzes and the feet of Buddhist monks), the Blundstone boot has walked a long journey.

Imagine hand-drawing an atlas of the whole Western world, without the use of satellites. These Soviet cartographers came startlingly close.

A physics professor from Adelaide says he’s cracked a 70-year-old murder mystery. But the rest of the story is stranger than you might imagine.

In 1986, the city of Cleveland released 1.5 million balloons into the air. What could go wrong? A lot, it turns out.

Ever practised CPR on a mannequin? You’ve probably been breathing into the mouth of a dead woman.

That’s one small nuke for man. One giant nuke for mankind.

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