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Half a Thought
The smallest denomination coin ever circulated in the United States was valued at five milles, equivalent to one 200t...
Let Us Be Joyful
This curio contains adult themes, reader discretion is advised. Laßt Froh Uns Sein ("Let Us Be Joyful") is a short...
How Miss Shilling’s Orifice Helped Win the War
How a female engineer defied all norms to save England in the Second World War.
It’s Not Rocket Science
One of the most dramatic surgical procedures still performed on human patients is the hemispherectomy, or the removal...