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Did Pepsi Have One of the World’s Largest Navies? No — But the Truth Is Mind-Boggling

What do the Space Race, Nixon, Khrushchev, Russian fast-food workers with venereal disease and the mujahideen have in common? They’re all part of this insane true story that’s been lost to history

The Denver Shooting Is the Logical Conclusion to America’s Self-Defense Fetish

No other developed nation gives its citizens as much liberty to use fatal force

Untangling the Hairy World of Historical Hair Collectors

Brain matter and nefarious barbers are all hazards serious collectors are willing to navigate to touch a little part of history

Why American Homes Are Lined With Rusty Razor Blades

It’s okay — no one’s been murdered in your house. Long before stainless-steel blades were a thing, your grandpa and great-grandpa simply filled their walls with old, jagged metal