Dress to Oppress. Today's most uncomfortable clothing can't compare to what came before.
How Killer Rice Crippled Tokyo and the Japanese Navy. A terrible disease called kakke ravaged the aristocracy in Japan, and no one could figure out what caused it.
Collective Nouns for Humans in the Wild by Kathy Fish. (via Metafilter)
Why Is It So Hard for the U.S. to See Asian-American Olympians as American?
They Saw Earth From Space. Here’s How It Changed Them.
A significant number of those who've flown in space later went into
professions and projects to study, improve, and protect our Earth.
The Africans Who Called Tudor England
Home. People from Africa and their descendants were a small minority,
but during that period they lived among the various social classes in
Extreme Wheelchair Sport WCMX Proves Disabilities Don’t Have to Limit You. WCMX is a cross between skating and BMX biking, and it's a thrill to watch.
My Life Not Knowing What Colors Look Like.
Brooke Swanson was always color blind, but of course she didn't know
that as a child, because you don't miss what you've never had.
Puffy, the Hypnotist Cat. In 1945, the American Feline Society bestowed the title of "King of All Cats" to a Persian cat with a peculiar talent.
Bob Connolly and Robin Anderson went to Papua New Guinea to make a
documentaries until tribal warfare ran them off, but Connolly returned
25 years later.