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The Hunt Continues for the Elusive Ninja Cow

Is she a trained ninja? We don’t know, but she certainly has the abilities of one. The people of Cass County, Nebraska live in terror of this escaped cow: Residents compared the cow to a ninja because — like the legendary Japanese warriors — it would suddenly appear and then disappear. It would even show up [...]

How Abraham Lincoln Argued a Murder Trial

This week we’re running a series of posts by Matt Soniak about Abraham Lincoln’s foray into forensic meteorology. If you missed the first or second installments of the series, check them out. May 3, 1858. Cass County, Illinois. The Circuit Court of Cass County convened on Monday May 3rd, 1858, to begin Armstrong’s trial. Abraham Lincoln [...]