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8 Unique Magazines I Just Learned About

Andréa Fernandes
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Despite the Internet age, print publications are still thriving. The magazine racks in stores are filled with a plethora of publications in certain categories (teen, fashion, men's, news, gossip), but other topics are a little more"¦ unusual. After scouring newsstands and trawling the 'net, I'm proud to present 8 really unique magazines.

1. The Magazine for the Blind: Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind

The Ziegler is a 100-year-old monthly that's distributed for free to legally blind people around the world. Published in four formats (contracted braille, cassette, online, and e-mail), the magazine reprints articles culled from 4 national newspapers and 30 magazines. Matilda Ziegler was the benefactress of the magazine; the brilliant idea was conceived by a man named Walter G. Holmes.

2. The Magazine for Haters: The Miserablist

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With the motto "Because Life is S%^," The Miserablist is for those who are anti- everything. The first issue of the student-designed concept magazine won the Magazine Academy competition held by the Periodicals Training Council (UK) and, as the winner, will be printed and distributed. Articles include "Sex is Rubbish" and "I Hate Festivals."

6 more after the jump.

3. The Scented Magazine: LEMON

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4. The Oldest Magazine Still in Print: The Scots Magazine

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5. The Lost & Found of Magazines: FOUND Magazine

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5. The Most Ad-Heavy Magazine: Lürzer's Archive

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7. The Magazine for Proud Alcoholics: Modern Drunkard

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8. The Sneaker Magazine: SNEAKER FREAKER

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>>Know of any great ones we missed? Predator X-treme? Pro Bull Rider? Be sure to leave 'em in the comments.

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