The Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Jackalope

The Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Jackalope

"Man’s Amazing Inventions"

Humanity sure does like its stuff! Here’s some of the best stuff we’ve ever made.

a large pile of pressed pennies

Pennies from Heaven

In honor of our latest episode, #7 has graciously decided to share some photos of the best pressed pennies in her collection!

a small pile of pressed pennies

Pressing Matters

the only souvenir option that makes cents

It's the only souvenir option that makes cents - or rather, is made from cents. A brief history of the pressed penny, squished penny, or elongated coin!

my beloved rhombic triacontahedron

The Die of Tomorrow, Today

a love poem to the greatest die you'll ever own (and never use)

In 1982 a Baltimore hobby store gave the world a bold new innovation in dice... One that hardly anyone would use. Let's sing the praises of the mighty d30!

Mrs. Dicranouhi Kabakjian cooks radium in the basement of 105 East Stratford Avenue

The Hot House

refining radium in the home, for fun and profit

Lots of people have dabbled with strange home businesses -- but only one of them set up a radium refining facility in the basement of his suburban duplex.