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Vegan Animal Rights Activist Denied Passport For Being Too Annoying

Vegan Animal Rights Activist Denied Passport For Being Too Annoying

A Swiss village has denied an animal-rights activist's application for naturalization after she campaigned against local traditions such as putting bells on cows and piglet racing.
The Vatican Really, Really Hates Cats

The Vatican Really, Really Hates Cats

When you're as old as the Catholic Church, you're going to have picked a lot of fights — and some are more absurd than others.
“Mein Kampf” Storms Bestseller Lists In Germany

“Mein Kampf” Storms Bestseller Lists In Germany

Adolf Hitler's infamous autobiography has sold tens of thousands of copies in Germany over the last year.
How Catherine The Great Shook Up Europe’s Male Power Structure — And Was Punished For It

How Catherine The Great Shook Up Europe’s Male Power Structure — And Was Punished For It

It was sexism, not a horse -- as one infamous rumor goes -- that brought down the powerful Russian empress.
Devastating Civil Wars That Make America’s Look Tiny

Devastating Civil Wars That Make America’s Look Tiny

The United States invaded Russia, Germany tore itself apart over religion, and hunger became a weapon in Africa. These domestic conflicts render America's Civil War puny by comparison.
What We Know About The Berlin Attacks

What We Know About The Berlin Attacks

Officials are still not sure if the Berlin attack was deliberate or accidental, but eyewitness accounts are pointing to the former.
Unearthed Mummy Child Upends Scientists’ Beliefs About One Of History’s Worst Diseases

Unearthed Mummy Child Upends Scientists’ Beliefs About One Of History’s Worst Diseases

Smallpox has had a devastating history, from ancient Egypt to its worldwide eradication about 35 years ago, but a mummified child recently found in a Lithuanian crypt is rewriting the virus’ storied past. Teeming with the remains of the virus, the mummified child had been between the ages of two...
English Nightclubs Install Testing Booths To Check Illegal Drugs’ Purity

English Nightclubs Install Testing Booths To Check Illegal Drugs’ Purity

In England, nightclubs will now let you make sure that you aren’t inadvertently eating rat poison when using illegal drugs. The police department of Lancashire, a city in northwest England near Manchester, has come to an agreement with a local charity to operate drug-testing booths near dance clubs. Drug takers...
Stirring World War II Photos That Bring History’s Greatest Catastrophe To Life

Stirring World War II Photos That Bring History’s Greatest Catastrophe To Life

World War II remains the single deadliest cataclysm in human history.
Pigeons in Barcelona Are Going On The Pill

Pigeons in Barcelona Are Going On The Pill

Barcelona will be the first large city to put pigeons on the pill.
Welcome To Chamonix, The French Alps’ Real-Life Winter Wonderland

Welcome To Chamonix, The French Alps’ Real-Life Winter Wonderland

Winter wonderlands actually do exist.