How “Fake News” Led To The Flour Riot Of 1837
If the Flour Riot of 1837 teaches us anything, it's that people often believe what they read — and will act upon it.
The Curious Indian Lake Where Skeletons Wash Ashore
Over the years, researchers have discovered hundreds of human skeletons along the edges of this otherwise pristine body of water.
Dealing With Grief: Japanese Phone Booth Connects The Living And The Dead
Called "the phone of the wind," this device allows Japanese mourners to leave messages for those who died in the 2011 earthquake.
How Trees “Talk” To One Another
Trees form complex relationships with one another to survive — and may offer lessons for us on how we can do the same.
A Giant Ball Of Rats: Are Rat Kings Real Or Mere Myth?
The idea of a massive rat made up of many rats is terrifying. But it may be only that: an idea.
Feral Cats Have Taken Over Australia, And The Government Is Now Fighting Back
Australia may very well be the land of cat people — but not exactly by choice.
Why Cavemen’s Teeth Were Healthier Than Ours
Turns out cavemen cared about dental hygiene — and may have something to teach us about the ways we care for our teeth.
Killer Elephants: When Pachyderms Carried Out Capital Punishment
Humanity has conjured a constellation of ways to conduct executions, and this may be one of the wildest methods of them all.
The Ancient Moon-Eyed People Of North Carolina: Fact Or Fiction?
Is the legend of the Moon-Eyed people proof that Welsh explorers landed in America more than 300 years before Columbus?
Sherlock Holmes, A Hoax, And The Missing Link
Discovering the connection between man and ape is of colossal scientific value — which is why some have tried to fake it.
Wife Selling: The 19th Century Alternative To Divorce
Marriages are first and foremost an economic arrangement, and the 19th century practice of wife selling only bolsters that argument.