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11 Museums Devoted to Everyday Objects

Who says you can’t celebrate the mundane? These 11 museums are dedicated to items you use but probably never think about. 1. Sulabh International Museum of Toilets The porcelain throne has come a long way from its humble beginnings, and thanks to a socially-conscious sanitation consultant in New Delhi, India, you can learn about the evolution [...]

Stalin’s Daughter, Who Was Living in Wisconsin, Has Died

Earlier this year, Rob Lammle discussed the life of Stalin’s daughter Svetlana in a piece on famous defectors. The New York Times is reporting that she passed away last week in Wisconsin. Here’s an excerpt from Rob’s story. Svetlana Alliluyeva was born in 1926 to Nadezhda Alliluyeva and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin. She was the [...]

The Monkey Riot and Other Weird Riots in History

Our pal Asylum blog has a fantastic article about how some of the world’s most bizarre riots got started. Like this one in New Delhi, India in 2007, that was caused by … monkeys! In New Delhi, where monkeys are a touch more revered and tolerated than they would be in most countries, rhesus macaques, numbering [...]