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Book From 1445 Shows Cats Have Always Been a Handful

Matt Soniak

For cat owners, this picture is nothing shocking. A little fuzzball was someplace they weren’t supposed to be and went and messed things up? Really? That never happens!

That Other Time Someone Tried to Get the British to Eat Horses

Matt Soniak

There’s an ongoing problem in the UK and continental Europe where food products labeled as containing beef actually turn out to have surprise horse meat in it.

Cannibals of the Old West

Miss Cellania

The Corpse That Fooled Hitler

Matt Soniak

A Song of the South, Born in the North

Matt Soniak

While “Dixie” (you know, “Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton/Old times there are not forgotten…”) might seem as inseparable from the South as collard greens and barbecue, the song was actually wri

A Brief History of the Typewriter

Bryan Dugan

A new episode of Mad Men or a rare airing of Murder, She Wrote isn’t the only time to stare longingly at a beautiful, sleek typewriter.

The Saint We Call Valentine

Miss Cellania

Mabel Stark: The Lady with the Tigers

Miss Cellania

Frederick Starr: Anthropologist Lost from the History Books

Kaitlyn Boettcher

World War I Centennial: An Emperor’s Personal Plea for Peace

Erik Sass

Installment #54: As fighting between the Balkan League and the Ottoman Empire resumed in February 1913, Europe seemed to be teetering on the edge of a much wider war.

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