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10.15.19

Ancient Humans Basically Used Bones as Tupperware, Researchers Say

Further proof that nothing is more metal than ancient history.

10.7.19

Why Would You Ever Want to Live in 2019?

You may remember Gabriel and Sarah Chrisman as the couple who went viral for living as if they were in Victorian times. Four years later, looking at their life – and the reaction to it – outlines our society's most pressing cultural battles.

6.17.19

The First Lesbian Porn and 10 Other Revealing Artifacts from Lesbian History

The Lesbian Herstory Archives also include a Japanese "dyketionary" and a diary documenting what it was like to be queer in 1950s small-town Ohio.

6.4.19

The Murderous History of Qatar's Most Common Pudding

The origin story of Om Ali contains enough bloodshed to be a 'Game of Thrones' plot line.

5.10.19

Experts Predict if AOC Will End Up Becoming President

A look back at the long history of young political stars.

4.5.19

Three Men Vanished From a Scottish Island 100 Years Ago and People Are Still Looking

The disappearance at the turn of the 20th century still fascinates over a century later.

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3.18.19

The ‘Men’s Liberation’ Movement Time Forgot

Nowadays, the Men’s Rights movement runs the gamut from incels to red pillers, but in the 1970s, men's libbers looked something like… feminists?

3.8.19

A Brief, 200-Year History of Humanity’s Love for Laughing Gas

People were using it to get high in the 1700s – long before anyone used it to decorate cakes.

2.20.19

How Syrians Are Rebuilding the Monuments Destroyed By ISIS

A French restoration company is working with locals to restore their most important cultural artefacts.

2.13.19

This Artist Collects the Everyday Objects That Define Lesbian Life

Anyone who identifies as lesbian, butch, queer, non-binary, or trans was invited to send personal objects for the display.

2.8.19

The Moldovian Winery That Serves the Nearly-Forgotten Food of Gagauzia

There's a quiet pseudo-state contained within Moldova’s borders: Gagauzia, an autonomous region with its own people, culture, language, and cuisine.

1.24.19

The Best Moments from 'Danny Dyer's Right Royal Family'

"Let's go and have a tear up with the Normandy mob, let's have it."

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