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Fifteen Years Forsaken

A true story of castaways on a lost and hostile scrap of land, all thanks to some meddlesome Frenchmen and terrible luck.
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Pushing the Envelope

As is often the case with people in dangerous professions, the Apollo astronauts found that life insurance policies w...
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The Comforts of the Throne

In the days when hunting was a more common pursuit than it is today, those involved in the job cultivated a taxonomy...
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A Blight on Soviet Science

Nikolai Vavilov dedicated his life to improving Soviet agriculture and eradicating famine, but his allegiance to science would ultimately lead to his downfall.
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The Anticipated Future of the Moon

When the Earth was young, shortly after the moon formed, our planet was spinning so fast that a day was approximately...
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A Grubby Niche

It is down to geological and evolutionary happenstance that there are no monkeys on the island of Madagascar: a fact...
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Haydn and Seek

It can be tough to give the boss a hint, but it was even more difficult back in the days of domestic servitude when t...
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It Makes One’s Head Swim

On 17 December 1967, Harold Holt--at that time the Prime Minister of Australia--decided to go for a swim. He and his...
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Buzzing on the Green

Popeye the Sailor is well known for his penchant for spinach, and the popularity of the character led to generations...
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Pugilism on the Plains

How a booming oil town aimed to become a western metropolis through one of the most ill-conceived boxing matches of all time.
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