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Claire Cock-Starkey

Claire Cock-Starkey is a writer and editor based in the UK. Her latest book How to Skin a Lion: A Treasury of Outmoded Advice was published in 2015. Visit her at www.nonfictioness.com.

8 Amazing Things Uncovered by Melting Glaciers and Ice
6 Eponyms Named After the Wrong Person
7 Historic Flags and Where to See Them
4 Amazing Archaeological Discoveries Spotted by Satellite
The Short-Lived British Fashion for Ornamental Hermits
History
10 Surprising Historical Markers Hidden in Plain Sight
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7 New Minerals Created by Human Activity
Travel
6 of the World’s Most Mysterious Standing Stones
Books
The Pioneering Female Sci-Fi Writer Whose Identity Was Kept Secret for 50 Years
Science
8 Surprising Facts About the Deepest Part of the Ocean
Travel
6 of the Most Intriguing Book Towns You Can Visit
History
5 of the Shortest Reigns in History
List
10 of the World’s Best Toy Shops
History
The Eccentric Life of Lord Walter Rothschild and the Blackmail Behind One of the World's Biggest Bird Collections
History
The Lure of Laudanum, the Victorians' Favorite Drug
List
9 Unusual Last Wills
List
9 Famous People Supposedly Killed by Food or Drink
History
The Dangerous and Highly Competitive World of Victorian Orchid Hunting
History
8 World-Famous Historical Hats
History
The Necromancer Roger Bolingbroke and the Plot to Kill King Henry VI
List
10 of the World’s Rarest Gemstones
Weird
8 Explorers Who Mysteriously Disappeared (and Some Who’ve Been Found)
List
9 Amazing Statues You Can Only See Underwater
History
8 Trade Routes That Shaped World History
History
7 Spectacular Lost Crown Jewels
Weird
9 of the Most Exclusive College Secret Societies
Animals
Strange Superstitions About 8 Everyday Insects From Around the World
List
7 Ships That Disappeared Without a Trace
List
10 Mythical Giants From Around the World
History
10 Historical First Impressions of Animals and Plants
History
12 World War II Diaries You Can Read
History
10 Writers and Artists Who Wanted Their Work Destroyed
List
12 One-Word Famous Last Words
Weird
11 Miniature Mischief-Makers From World Folklore
Books
10 Extremely Valuable Author Signatures
List
The Stories Behind 10 Famous Typefaces and Where They're Used
History
7 Things Introduced at World's Fairs
List
8 Remarkable Sets of Identical Twins
Movies
10 of the Most Expensive Movie Props Ever Sold
History
Don’t You Know Who I Am? 7 People With Self-Proclaimed Titles
Animals
9 Animals Accused of Espionage
Language
The Meanings Behind 9 Common (and Thankfully Not-So-Common) Disease Names
Books
15 Things You Might Not Know About Beatrix Potter
List
Solemnly Swearing: 9 Times Oaths Are Required
Books
Biggest, Smallest, Most Expensive: 8 Record-Breaking Books
Animals
6 Animals Who Made History and Where to See Them
List
Man, Toad, Rabbit: 9 Cultural Explanations for What People See in the Moon
Books
7 Lost and Rediscovered Literary Works by Famous Authors
List
6 Types of Fascinating Trace Fossils You Can Visit
List
10 of the World’s Most Expensive Ingredients
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