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A Brief and Bizarre History of the Baby Cage

Hannah Keyser

Baby cages were once an acceptable way for city-dwelling parents to let their children get some air.

Clico: The Story of Franz Taaibosch

Miss Cellania

Polar Bears: The Perfect Spies

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The Disastrous Story of the First Credit Cards

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Today's credit powerhouse was originally banking's version of New Coke.

Essential Talking Points for the Dark Ride Enthusiast

Matt Soniak

Curious George's Great Escape

the mag Stacy Conradt

How the inquisitive monkey and two bicycles saved a German couple's lives.

Frederick Winslow Taylor, the Patron Saint of the Shovel

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Want to make a worker astonishingly more efficient? Give him the right tool?

Rolex Makes Its Escape

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During World War II, Rolex wasn't just making expensive watches—it was handing them out to British prisoners of war.

The Enduring Legacy of the Pied Piper of Hamelin

Caitlin Schneider

In a town in northern Germany, a dark piece of folklore has found new life.

When Ohio Outlawed Seduction

Jennifer M Wood

An 1886 law made it illegal for a woman in Ohio to act on those romantic feelings she was having toward her roller skating instructor.