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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. 

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

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

These Ancient Egyptian designs wouldn’t look out of place today.

Gin vs vodka. Shaken vs stirred. Dry vs wet. As if martini drinkers weren’t opinionated enough, here’s another question for them to debate: just who invented the drink anyway?

This old test for military recruits reads more like a collab between Dr Seuss and a surrealist poet.

It was Colombia vs Peru one fateful night in 1976, when two literary titans clashed for reasons that remain unknown to this day. Unlike the World Cup, though, there were no winners.

Swashbuckling renegade, hirsute hell-raiser, maritime menace: the reputation of fearsome 18th-century pirate Blackbeard precedes him. But bookworm? A new discovery suggests so.

And it’s nearly 100 years old.