What can we learn from the “world’s happiest country”?
There’s a territory between Egypt and Sudan that no one wants. Can I have it?
What killed 1,746 people at a Cameroonian lake in 1986?
How one forgotten letter (barely) changed the English language forever.
China has a reputation for producing counterfeit technology, fashion, and Starbucks. Then there’s fake Paris.
A brief history of the Dutch pastime of telling the ocean to fuck off.
When it comes to the holiday season, Catalonia is fun, festive, and full of shit.
Minnesota’s state flag is bad. It’s simultaneously unremarkable and cluttered, ridiculously complex and altogether unrecognizable. It’s an unwanted china plate on a blue tablecloth, a design well-known to all the flagbois out there as the “seal on a bedsheet”, a design schema shared by 25 state flags all proudly flown by no one. Above all, […]
On November 2nd, 1889, Benjamin Harrison, ranked #30 in C-SPAN’s ranking of US Presidents, probably sneered as he drove a knife into the heart of Dakota Territory, dividing it forever along an East-West meridian. When he signed the documents formally creating two new states, the President famously (and cutely) shuffled them, preventing onlookers from knowing […]