For decades, the librarians of the Vespasian Warner Library in Clinton, Illinois thought the handwriting inside Types of Mankind, published in 1854, belonged to Abraham Lincoln. One of his contemporaries even signed to that effect. Lincoln scholars have now confirmed that the notation was made by the future President.
The Modi government has been floating along without much trouble. They have started blaming the 'foreign hand' for the maoists' continued existence, revising their status to phantom terrorism. Stray reports occasionally emerge like Bloomberg acknowledging his right hand man Amit Shah's role in extortion racket and…
Back in 2003, when one of the many Texas Chainsaw Massacre do-overs was coming out, I was working as a local newspaper reporter and figured, what the hell, let's see the veracity of this "based on a true story" stuff. I was surprised to find out how much stranger than fiction the truth actually was.
Three days in a row I arrived at Cemetery Number One too late, mostly due to people giving me inaccurate closing times. When I finally got a chance to walk in, it was like passing through history. Except for the part Nicolas Cage destroyed.
In the nineteenth century, a geologist named John Wesley Powell suggested that the United States should draw state lines based on watersheds. It would prevent conflicts over water, and make agricultural projects more successful. Now, a land use planner has created a map that matches Powell's vision.
We've shown you some strange photos of intelligent animals before, but now it's time to share more vintage oddness. These images — some over a hundred years old — are evidence that humans never tire of dressing their pets up in cute and/or weird ways.
No, this isn't a thread about the liberal oldz of Crosstalk, though we are liberal and olde (like a malt shoppe). This is my great grandmother, hanging out with the kids, smoking at the beach in the early 30s. She claimed to be 10 years younger than she really was. She wanted people to call her Babette.
I don't care too much one way or the other, although this newest version seems very busy. But it's probably an iterative change in a long, ongoing series of changes, some big, some small, but most of them featuring that same smoky Manhattan skyline image from the 'Gawker Art' days (remember? when gawker solicited art…