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The Killcoaster

Four people die on rollercoasters every year. We could do way better.

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How Egyptian was Cleopatra?

Three hundred years of advanced incest, all for this.

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Saddam Hussein’s Canadian Super Gun

Gerald Bull wanted to use a very big gun to shoot a satellite into space. Saddam Hussein wanted a very big gun.

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Geography Grapevine's Atlas History

JFK is not a Jelly Doughnut

What is a Berliner, anyway?

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Florence, Y’all

Florence y’all

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Keeping Up With the Chagosians

In 1960, 2,000 people lived in the Chagos Islands. 15 years and one backroom nuclear missile deal later, none of them did.

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History The Grapevine

The Christmas Truce

This Christmas, a break from war.

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Geography Grapevine's Atlas History Language

The Reinvention of Writing

Sequoyah didn’t know how to read; he still taught the Cherokee to write.

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The Polish Tango

Let’s take Poland and push it somewhere else.

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Geography Grapevine's Atlas History Politics

Dinosaurs, Democrats, and the Black Vote

How a population of prehistoric plankton led to particular political prominence in the American south.