Matthew Taub, Atlas Obscura

Matthew Taub

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New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Matthew:

See the Winning Cakes From Melbourne's Architectural Baking Contest

The city's iconic buildings inspired some monumental desserts. → Read More

Found in a Record Store: Kurt Cobain's Royalty Check

He never even cashed it. → Read More

For Sale: A Signed Copy of King Edward VIII's Abdication Speech

Fort Belvedere, where he gave up the throne, has seen both historic romance and political crisis. → Read More

For Sale: A 1699 Treatise on the Best Ways to Make Salad

Though John Evelyn wasn't a vegetarian, he did appear to be ahead of his time. → Read More

Redditors Are Stapling Bread to Trees in Sheffield, England

It's only the latest phase of a global phenomenon. → Read More

Found: 15 Wallets From the 1940s, Stolen and Stashed Behind a Bathroom Wall

The cash is gone, but a lot of memories remain. → Read More

For Sale: 40 Years of Vinyl Singles That Topped the British Charts

Tim Claydon collected each and every No. 1 record released between 1952 and 1992. → Read More

Found: A British Suffragette's Protest Medal in a Bureau Drawer

No one knows how this piece of history ended up there. → Read More

This Lincoln Bible Has Been Hiding for 150 Years

Since 1872, it's been in the custody of a Lincoln-family friend and his descendants. → Read More

Solved: A Case of Mistaken Identity in a Madrid Art Museum

Auguste Rodin takes his rightful place in the portrait gallery, evicting King Leopold II of Belgium. → Read More

Found: 20,000-Year-Old Seawater From the Ice Age

It was stored inside limestone beneath the seafloor. → Read More

These Are the Most Realistic Fish Ever Carved From Wood

The National Fish Decoy Association contest celebrates the best of the best. → Read More

Found: The Earliest Evidence of Humans Cooking and Eating Starch

We were eating rhizomes and tubers as early as 120,000 years ago. → Read More

Found: Glass Fallout From the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

The particles have covered nearby beaches, unnoticed, for nearly 75 years. → Read More

A Hunter-Gatherer Ate an Entire Rattlesnake and We Have the Poop to Prove It

"We know that the person must have lived to the point of defecation." → Read More

Stone Age Tombs Were Family Affairs

New research examines the connections between people buried at mysterious megaliths. → Read More

Found: A Lost Charter Issued by King John More Than 800 Years Ago

Is there nothing that libraries can't do? → Read More

For Sale: A POW Journal Documenting World War II's 'Great Escape'

A look inside the mind of a legendary plot. → Read More

What Poop Can Teach Us About an Ancient City's Downfall

Cahokia's decline is at least partially a story of climate change. → Read More

For Sale: Original Poetry, Handwritten by Bonnie and Clyde

The outlaw lovers had some literary tendencies. → Read More