For a brief few decades during the Cold War, these crazy-looking ships dominated the waterways of the USSR.

It started (sort of) in Ancient Rome. Could it stop in South Korea? 

Some sobering insights on humanity’s mettle (or lack thereof) from a Soviet dissident.

Ever feel too distracted to do your work? So did 1920s inventor Hugo Gernsback – until he created this anti-distraction helmet.

That’s over 100 years’ worth of cartographic joy for your eyeballs. 

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.