Three hundred years of advanced incest, all for this.
Gerald Bull wanted to use a very big gun to shoot a satellite into space. Saddam Hussein wanted a very big gun.
What is a Berliner, anyway?
In 1960, 2,000 people lived in the Chagos Islands. 15 years and one backroom nuclear missile deal later, none of them did.
Sequoyah didn’t know how to read; he still taught the Cherokee to write.
Let’s take Poland and push it somewhere else.
How a population of prehistoric plankton led to particular political prominence in the American south.
How the King of Belgium stole the Congo and everything in it.
Africa’s largest island is located 260 miles off its Eastern coast, but its first settlers took the scenic route.