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During the Dark Times

In the European theater of World War 2, as early as 1943, the German Army deployed a small number of special Panther...
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For Your Eyes Only

In the midst of World War II, the British Air Ministry began publicly extolling the virtues of carrot-eating. The vit...
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The Damn Interesting Curio Cabinet

Announcing the newest entry in our podcast lineup: The Damn Interesting Curio Cabinet.
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Dupes and Duplicity

The true story of the 18th century's greatest femme fatale, and the most unfortunate of her victims.
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The Return of the Bandit

We made a diverting little browser game to mark the 40th anniversary of the events described in one of our most popular articles.
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Chronicles of Charnia

When an ancient, unexpected imprint is discovered in a stone quarry, scientists endeavor to explain its mysterious origin.
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The Spy of Night and Fog

Noor Khan, a pacifist descendant of Indian Royalty became a famed World War II spy for Britain’s Special Operations Executive.
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Radical Solutions

French mathematician Évariste Galois lived a full life. When he wasn't trying to overthrow the government, he was reinventing algebra.
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Private Wojtek’s Right to Bear Arms

One of Poland’s most beloved and honored World War II veterans was not Polish at all: he was a 500-pound brown bear named Wojtek.
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Permission to Grow

Beards have been banned in a number of military forces in history, from Qing Dynasty China to the modern-day Indian A...
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