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Halfdan Was Here

How Viking graffiti made it to a church in Istanbul.

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Paris’s Missing Skyline

Acrophobia in the city of lights.

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Sea Monkeys

How primates accidentally beat Columbus across the Atlantic by 40 million years.

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Europe’s Last Woman-Free Theocracy

Hakuna Matata

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The Bosnian’s New Pyramids

Historians and archaeologists say the oldest and largest ancient pyramids are in Egypt and Mexico. One Bosnian wizard says they’re wrong.

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Fire Underfoot

Separated by 9,900 miles, two underground blazes still burn after 50 years.

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JFK is not a Jelly Doughnut

What is a Berliner, anyway?

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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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Dinosaurs, Democrats, and the Black Vote

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