Author: Christine Ro • Page 1/1

Christine Ro is nervous about having an online presence, which she realizes makes her a dinosaur. If she were a dinosaur, she'd be a sauropod, as she's also a herbivore with strong hind legs. If you speak a different dialect, that's "AN herbivore with strong hind legs". Stuff she writes lives at https://www.christinero.com/
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A Jarring Revelation

Amanda Theodosia Jones was a 19th-century poet, entrepreneur, and inventor who found inspiration in some unlikely places.
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The Democratic People’s Republic of Begonias

An iconic sight in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is the Kimjongilia. This hybrid begonia was bred by a Ja...
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Australia’s Humped Pestilence

The introduction of non-native species can be a tricky business. The feral camels of Australia are a case in point. T...
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Hasty Hostilities

Zanzibar, an island nation that is now part of Tanzania, has been a contested territory for centuries. Starting in th...
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Of Earwax and Ethnicity

One way of determining a person’s likely ethnicity is looking inside their ears. Simply put, there are two kinds of e...
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No Country For Ye Olde Men

Britain’s practice of transporting convicts to American colonies was a fearsome punishment, but not for the chronic criminal James Dalton.
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Poor Execution

Jack Ketch was a man in need of a career change. As the official executioner during King Charles II’s 17th-century re...
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The Prince of Icebergs

In October 1977, the city of Ames, Iowa hosted the International Conference on Iceberg Utilization. The conference wa...
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Into the Bewilderness

Charles Waterton was a pioneer of conservation. He was also extremely nutty, in ways that suggest he may have over-identified with his animal subjects.
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