The Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Jackalope

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Burchianti Gang is sought in dynamating, robbery of pay armored auto at Coverdale

The Terror of Gillikin Country

they terrorized the rust belt for years, and the cops were none the wiser

For years the Monongahela Valley was terrorized by the Torso Burchianti Gang. Except maybe that gang wasn't quite as fearsome as the cops thought...

Original Billy Watson and His Famous Beef-Trust Beauties in Krausmeyer's Alley

The Spirit of Capitalism Made Flesh

if you like 'em big, well, they don't get any bigger than this

A fun night out at the theater featuring ethnic jokes, slapstick violence, a sappy moral, three tons of feminine pulchritude, and a dead cat.

"Prince" Michael Keyfor Mills

Exceeding Great

that's Ezekiel 9:9 for those of you reading along at home

How many times will folks fall for the same old tricks? You might be surprised. The story of Prince Mike, King Ben, and the Houses of Israel and David.

the Rehmeyer House in Hex Hollow

Bound in Mystery and Shadow

thou shall not suffer a witch to live

In 1929 it was a sensation, "the most notorious witchcraft trial since Salem." Today it's all but forgotten. Let's talk about the York County Hex Murder.

Color Wheel from Edwin D. Babbitt's THE PRINCIPLES OF LIGHT AND COLOR

Normalating

let me tell you about the healing power of color

The idea that color has healing power is a relatively modern (and utterly fallacious) one. We discuss its development through the 19th and 20th centuries.

Thorfinn Karlsefni (1915-1918) by Einar Jónsson

The Icelander

a tale of public art, politics, and racism

Why, exactly, was there a statue of a Viking explorer in Philadelphia? And why isn't it there now?

Bayard Peakes reads a newspaper announcing his arrest

“I’m the Naughty Boy.”

you love science — but probably not nearly as much as Bayard Peakes did

On July 14th, 1952 a mysterious man walked into the office of the American Physical Society and murdered secretary Eileen Fahey for no apparent reason.

a graphic illustration of the cellular cosmogony

We Live Inside

greetings from the inside of the Hollow Earth

Dr. Cyrus Reed Teed may have been a madman, or the Messiah, but only he was bold enough to tell the truth: that we live on the inside of a hollow Earth.

Geographic Center of North America monument in Rugby, ND

The Centers of All Things

looking for a stop on your next road trip? we've got you covered

We take an irreverent look at the geographic centers of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and North America!