World’s Strangest

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Horton Sees a Pluto

by Meg Muckenhoupt, Lexington, Massachusetts, USA Illustrations by Gavin Schnitzler, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA On a hot night in August, while strolling in Prague, Horton the elephant peered through the fog With his portable telescope tied on a string He looked at the heavens and spotted… a thing! So Horton stopped walking and stared at the spot. “That’s [...]

How to Cater a Roman Orgy

The house in which the alleged orgy ostensibly occurred. Drawing by Nan Swift, Improbable Research staff. By Corky White Professor of Anthropology Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA As a very young caterer in the late 1970s, I learned lessons the hard way every day. I catered for people who knew their food, and so I tried to make things [...]