Iceland’s Christmas Cat A sweet little poem about an the Yule Cat, who comes on Christmas and eats the children who didn’t get new clothes.
The $12 Million Message In a Bottle The Museum of Hoaxes writes about a will found washed ashore in the 1940s that may have contained the last wishes of an heiress.
The Christmas Hatbox Baby The Arizona Capital Times writes about the astounding discovery of a baby in the desert on Christmas Eve in 1931.
Seuss On the Loose In the Dartmouth alumni magazine, Rick Byers writes about the time that Dr Seuss was trapped ten miles behind Nazi lines for three days during the Battle of the Bulge.
A Brief History of the Vikings On History Extra, Philip Parker gives what the headline promises.
Remembering Laika Space Dog and Soviet Hero In the New Yorker, Alex Wellerstein writes about the ill-fated cosmonaut who went from a life on the streets of Moscow to a premature death aboard a capsule in space.
Toé (Brugmansia) Diet In Isolation On Medium, an anonymous poster from the Ayahuasca Community writes about a three-day trip with toé, an even more potent (and toxic) hallucinogen than ayahuasca.
Laziness Does Not Exist On Medium, Devon Price goes off on the grossly misguided attitudes that inform our views of homeless people and homelessness.
The True Story Behind a 1970 Cult Feminist Film Classic On Topic, Sarah Weinman writes about an everyday woman named Alma who got involved in a heist and inspired the movie Wanda.
How to Help People Millions of Years From Now On Vox, Dylan Matthews writes about the utilitarian view that policies that help protect the well being of the mind-boggling number of people who will live in the future should by any reasonable standard be a priority for those of us alive today (plus tips on what we can do).