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picture of a tiger shark

An Arm Is Not Enough

a shark, a severed human arm, and a high speed boat chase; Australia's strangest unsolved mystery has it all

On Anzac Day 1935, a shark in a Sydney aquarium vomited up a severed human arm. The police investigation that followed went to some truly strange places.

The Best Exotic Marigold Gospel

for one messiah, this is just the beginning of an exotic adventure

Where did Jesus get his ideas? Some people think he learned them in India. And some of those people have even ginned up fake evidence for that theory...

illustration of Project Habakkuk

Wonder Marvelously

you will not believe, though it be told to you

Everyone always talks about Nazi super-weapons, but nobody talks about Allied super-weapons. So how about a British aircraft carrier made out of ice?

Antony Van Corlear

Brimful of Wrath and Cabbage

a double dram of true Dutch courage

A satirical (and entirely fictional) account of the fall of Fort Christina from early America's greatest humorist, Washington Irving.

The Kalmar Nyckel

Nya Sverige

What if you started a colony and nobody came?

What would happen if you started a colony in the New World and then just kind of forgot about it for a few decades?

With Both Hands

Where's Bum Farto?

Baseball, black magic, corruption, drugs, murder and poop jokes in the Florida Keys.

statue of Set

Tales from the Cryptid

on the trail of the Typhonian beast

We know all the coolest Ancient Egypgian gods have animal heads, but ask yourself: what kind of animal is Set?

a Currier and Ives print of the 1844 Peacemaker explosion

Peacemaker

tear your world apart once the magic starts

This week we've got all the hot Peacemaker spoilers you've been craving! Assuming you don't mean the John Cena show.

a sandwich made with three types of peanut butter

Crunchy or Wrong

a deep dive into the sticky, messy history of peanut butter

Who deserves the credit for inventing peanut butter? A Michigan physician? A Missouri snack food maker? A Canadian chemist? None of the above?