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Who has the prettiest skull?

How one man’s bone fetish redefined our understanding of race.

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Butthole Orbs and Vicious Murder: The Haunts and Horrors of Japan’s Toilet Ghosts

Mythic folk creatures built to scare the shit out of you.

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Geography Grapevine's Atlas History

Halfdan Was Here

How Viking graffiti made it to a church in Istanbul.

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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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Geography Grapevine's Atlas History

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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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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JFK is not a Jelly Doughnut

What is a Berliner, anyway?