The Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Jackalope

"Series 13"

#7 visits Pittsburgh's famous Picklesburgh festival

Pickle Me This

everything you need to know about pickles

This week #7 drops by to tell us everything we need to know about pickles... and then throw a "pickle party" featuring all sorts of unconventional pickles.

Categories: Arts & Culture, Series 13

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illustration from an edition of The Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk

Nuns on the Run

The Awful disclosures of Maria Monk

In 1835 Maria Monk claimed that Montreal's Hôtel-Dieu convent was a vice den. She was making it all up... but Americans desperately wanted to believe her.

Categories: History, Hoaxes, Frauds & Forgeries, Series 13

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detail from Nocturne in Blue and Gold: Valparaiso by James McNeill Whistler

Crepuscule in Blood and Guts

the most curious incident in the life of James McNeill Whistler

This one has it all: sibling rivalry, country club politics, adultery, duels, the Civil War, Spanish colonial policy, and three giant piles of bird poop.

Categories: Arts & Culture, Daring & Epic Journeys, Series 13

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