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Bundaberg Botanic Gardens

Peanut butter trees and miracle berries are just the beginning. → Read More

Something Wild – Adelaide, Australia

This store offers tastes of Aboriginal Australia, with some contemporary and global twists. → Read More

These Scots Still Fish Like the Vikings

But it's not clear whether future generations will keep the tradition alive. → Read More

Ancient Hot Pots Helped Hunters Survive the Siberian Ice Age

16,000 years later, they still contain traces of cooked meat and fish. → Read More

Robert Johnson's Grave – Greenwood, Mississippi

Discover Robert Johnson's Grave in Greenwood, Mississippi: After decades of research and rumors, Little Zion Church was proven to be his final resting place. → Read More

America's First Banned Book Really Ticked Off the Plymouth Puritans

The author, known as the "Lord of Misrule," had the audacity to erect a maypole in Massachusetts. → Read More

The Not-So-Mysterious Missing Grave of Blues Legend Robert Johnson

The supernatural has surrounded the guitar virtuoso for decades. → Read More

Australia's First Published Dictionary Was Dedicated to 'Convict Slang'

The "flash" language reflected the makeup of the British penal colony at the time. → Read More

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