In honor of Columbus Day, here’s a list of the top ten accidental discoveries. Related: Columbus cleared of importing syphilis from the Americas to Europe. Plus, that time Columbus tricked Jamaicans out of supplies using knowledge of an upcoming eclipse.
The untold story of the vegetable peeler that changed the world.
From the late 1800s, here’s a list of reasons for admission to an insane asylum. I’d be admitted several times.
Why 95.8 Percent of Female Newscasters Have the Same Hair.
ICYMI, most recent links are here, and include Dimitri Shostakovich’s birthday, Georgian-era stand-up-comedy routines, hypnotic breast enlargement, and a short history of sleepwalking.