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Geography History Language

Ye Olde Thorn

How one forgotten letter (barely) changed the English language forever.

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Geography History

844,000 Feet Under the Sea

A brief history of the Dutch pastime of telling the ocean to fuck off.

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History

An American Franksgiving

The Time FDR moved Thanksgiving for fun and profit

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Geography History

Minnesota’s Flag is Bad. Let’s Change it.

Minnesota’s state flag is bad. It’s simultaneously unremarkable and cluttered, ridiculously complex and altogether unrecognizable. Can we get rid of it?