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Charles Darwin, in a letter: "But I am very poorly today and very stupid and hate everybody and everything. I am going to write a little book on orchid…
You know Joseph Haydn, big name Viennese composer, born in 1732, died in an era when people believed you could figure out someone’s personality by the …
Disillusionment, metamorphosis and a tiger with a gold tooth. Also, tips for making really difficult big life decisions
Two Greek words for ‘fear’ (which I wish we had), the best icy pole in the world, top-notch lizard news, the earliest person whose name we know, there …
“In fact, they believe there may be as many as 150 million dead mammoths frozen beneath the Siberian tundra just waiting to be dug up.” Also, Victorian…
I love petty resentments and cutting insults, but since I’m basically a nice person, I only ever feel comfortable enjoying them when they’re directed a…
"Stop calling yourself salmon!" splutters furious Taiwanese official. Real Ferries Bueller vibes. Also in this issue: a neolithic gravesite, struggleca…
Vampires in folklore and fiction, systemetised. A mouse-muscles fact. Self-decapitating seaslug. Small tip for focusing at work. The thing about ventur…
Ancient artistic fuckups, a weird amount of iceberg content, and dealing with the “I can’t start any tasks because I have an appointment in 5 hours” pr…
L—R: The hedjet, the White Crown of Upper Egypt, the deshret, the Red Crown of Lower Egypt, the pschent, the Double Crown of unified Egypt.