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What Does Sloth Meat Taste Like?

I’m glad you asked! And a little surprised, honestly. But I’m not here to judge you, just answer your question: Daniel Everett, a linguist who has spent more than seven years living with the Pirahã people of Brazil, agrees that unseasoned sloth is tough and slightly gamey, but he finds the meat palatable and vaguely reminiscent [...]

Woman tries to decapitate husband with saw

A woman in Everett tried to cut off her husband’s head with a power saw while he was asleep in bed. When police arrived on the scene they found the hu…

Losing His Religion: The Incredible True Story of A Missionary Deconverted by the Tribe He Was Trying to Reach

It may seem heady subject matter for daily flossing, but I’ve been doing lots of research lately into indigenous and recently-contacted tribes in remote areas, and the people who contact them — which, more often than not, are missionaries. One strategy that a particularly devoted kind of missionary uses to reach remote peoples is to [...]

The Quick 10: Seven Score and Six Years Ago…

Many years (146, to be exact) ago today, Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the most powerful and meaningful speeches of all time. I bet a lot of us can still recite it (how many of you had to memorize it for school?), but here are a few more facts. 1. Talk about using words wisely. This [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Horror Board Games

Although Fall isn’t for another 21 days, September 1 means autumn to me… which means I can finally break out the Halloween stuff without being considered the neighborhood loony (I know… I’m only fooling myself). This extends to my virtual neighborhood too, so today’s Quick 10 is about creepy board games. There are a lot [...]