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White Death

A lone Finnish sniper repels enough invading Russians in WW2 to earn the nickname "White Death".

Cry Havoc, and Let Slip the Spuds of War

How a pharmacist tricked the French people into adopting the potato to forestall famine.

Absolute Zero is 0K

Victorian scientists struggle to reach and understand the vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly cold universe at Absolute Zero.

It Came from Beneath the Sea

A new island appears in the Mediterranean, and nearby countries quarrel over who should control it.

The Supernatural Bunnymother of Surrey

The story of an 18th century Englishwoman and her apparent tendency to give birth to rabbits.

Three Thrown Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

An unlikely and unethical psychological experiment is undertaken at Michigan's Ypsilanti State Hospital in 1959.

The City Under Ice

The story of Camp Century: A 1950s-era experimental "nuclear city" under the Greenland ice sheet that was not what it seemed.

Otokichi’s Long Trip Home

A 19th-century Japanese boat adrift in the North Pacific ends up in what is now Washington State. For one of the crewmen, that's just the beginning.

Andrée and the Aeronauts’ Voyage to the Top of the World

The story of three adventurers who tried to reach the North Pole via hydrogen balloon in 1897.

The Mole Rat Prophecies

The quirky biology of naked mole rats, and how their true nature was "predicted" before its eventual discovery.
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