Today in Important Figures from History: meet Tommy Tucker, the orphaned, cross-dressing squirrel who captured America’s heart in the 1940s.
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.
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.
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!
This eye-popping bunch of old-school ghouls from Edo-era Japan will have you doing the Monster Mash in no time.
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.
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