Poisonous Laxative That Built America. Lewis and Clark's expedition depended on mercury to keep their bowels moving. (via Digg)
The woman with 200 kids. Cindy Stirling has taken in foster children for over 30 years, and they remain her kids for life. (via Metafilter)
The Cat Sanctuary Where Julius Caesar Was Murdered.
The Biggest Loser: Why Donald Trump Couldn’t Hack It in Hollywood.
When an Influx of French-Canadian Immigrants Struck Fear Into Americans.
What Was It Like to Be an Executioner in the Middle Ages? (via Damn Interesting)
Jupiter’s Newly Discovered Moons Officially Have Names. None of them is Moony McMoonface.
When Americans Dined (and Dated) in Cemeteries.
A blast from the past (2012): 10 Strange and Wonderful Boat Races.