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Mike Rampton

Mike Rampton is a freelance writer who lives in London. He enjoys making aggressively difficult puns, drinking on trains and pretending to be smarter than he is. He would like to own a boat one day but accepts that he probably won't.

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The Arctic Explorer Who Freed Himself from an Avalanche with a Dagger Made from His Own Shit

Peter Freuchen lived the life of a hundred men — winning ‘The $64,000 Question,’ evading a Nazi death sentence and hobnobbing with movie stars. But none of it ever would have happened had he never fashioned that DIY ice poop pick

The Prime Minister Who Disappeared

In 1967, Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt went for a swim in the ocean and never returned. While the official verdict was that he drowned, no body was ever recovered, leading to endless, enduring conspiracy theories

How Much Higher Can the Seven-Layer Dip Go?

If seven layers rule, how good would 50 be? EXTREMELY GOOD!