"Both the country and the band have been portrayed as some fascist outcasts. The truth is that both are misunderstood," said the tour organizer.
Peru recently announced plans for its first official contact with the Mashco-Piro people. Local officials had long opposed interacting with the group, one of Peru's 15 uncontacted tribes, which know of the wider world but remain aloof from it.
"I don't think the color is the problem. The issue is that they come in only one shade, and that [shade] is called 'skin-colored.'"
While getting your crude oil all over the place is usually frowned upon, there's one town in Azerbaijan that's tied its fortune to dunking tourists in the stuff.
In June, the government announced that burkas, turbans, and other religious face coverings would be banned nationwide. Interestingly, local Muslims raised seemingly little outcry.
In the past, to legally change your gender in Norway, you were required to go through psychological evaluations, sex-reassignment surgery, and sterilization.
In a new paper in Popular Archaeology, one anthropologist claims the Greeks "imagined scenarios in which reanimated corpses rose from their graves, prowled the streets, and stalked unsuspecting victims."
A primer for the artificial visualization phenomena for those who missed the internet hype.