World’s Strangest

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World’s Fattest Wiener Dog

This wiener dog had a wee bit too many wieners. Meet Obie, a 70-pound five-year-old dachshund who weighed twice the normal weight of its breed. He was fed nearly to death by his elderly owners, who had to give him [...]

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Alfred Hitchcock

Happy Alfred Hitchcock Day! In honor of the great filmmaker, here are five things you may not know about the legendary director, courtesy of Stephen Rebello, the author of Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. 1. Alfred Hitchcock never won a Best Director Oscar, yet sixteen of his films garnered fifty nominations, his 1940 classic [...]

Mail Time! Reconnecting a Reader With Her Horse

In last week’s newsletter—yes, we have a newsletter; the sign-up box is on the right—I reprinted a few emails from a reader who, with the help of a story by our own Scott Allen, tracked down her childhood horse. It’s a good story, so I’m re-reprinting those emails here on the blog. We get lots of, [...]

Most Dangerous Women In Modern History

Most Dangerous Modern History Female criminals have captured headlines and imaginations since there were newspapers and people to say “holy crap, a woman did that?” Not all the women on this list are necessarily criminals, but they are all dangerous in one form or another. They’ve written manifestos, murdered, maimed, run organized criminal operations, influenced hearts [...]