Composer Dimitri Shostakovich was born September 25, 1906: some quotes, history, and music.
When the U.S. Government Tried to Make It Rain by Exploding Dynamite in the Sky.
Georgian era stand-up routines
This Is Your Octopus On Drugs.
A short history of Sleepwalking.
ICYMI, most recent links are here, and include the physics of swirling your wine, Firefly‘s Unification Day, the 17th century Russian beard tax, seamless underwater-to-air communication, and the Great British Hedgehog Census.