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

Behold: the Original AFL Football?

Saturday September 29, 2018

It's not a giant kiwifruit, that's for sure.

Ye Olde Tricks for Living

Friday September 21, 2018

Before Google, you pretty much had to take up smoking to find the answer to the daily conundrums of life, as this collection of old cigarette cards shows.

Back in the 19th century, publicity stunts were a spectacular – and often deadly – way to attract customers.

Vintage Photos of Animals in Dresses

Monday September 10, 2018

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

The Last Floating Post Office

Sunday September 09, 2018

In an age where post offices already seem quaint, a post office boat is an especially charming novelty. 

Enter your suburb into this interactive map and it will show you what Indigenous lands you live on.

20,000 Free Maps of the World

Thursday August 30, 2018

Forget your smartphone app: the cartography-loving boffins at the New York Public Library have uploaded 20,000 hi-res historical maps of the world on to the internet.

Tudor and the Marine Nationale

Thursday August 23, 2018

In the 1950s, the French navy's elite commando frogmen unit started looking for a watch company that supported their underwater mission. They found Tudor, and a decades-long collaboration was born.

Astronauts – they’re just like us!

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