Christina Ayele Djossa, Atlas Obscura

Christina Ayele Djossa

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Past articles by Christina:

Celebrating Ghana’s Amazing Handpainted Barbershop Signs

These vibrant artworks advertised the freshest styles and sleekest cuts. → Read More

How Red Food and Drink Joined the Juneteenth Feast

The story behind red snacks and beverages at Black American June 19 celebrations dates back to well before slavery. → Read More

Found: A Wad of World War II Bills Worth Over $2 Million

The cash, discovered under an English retail store, is a priceless find. → Read More

Found: The World's Oldest Footprints, Made by Ancient Bugs

They are tiny but mightily impactful. → Read More

Found: Foxes Stealing Shoes in Japan

And they would have gotten away with 40 pairs, if it weren't for the police. → Read More

The Least Likely Places to Be Struck By Lightning, Mapped

Where to go if you don't enjoy sudden electric bolts from the sky. → Read More

Found: A Rare Tiny Deer in Vietnam

It's called a muntjac, and the last time it appeared was nearly two decades ago. → Read More

Found: 13,000-Year-Old Human Footprints Off Canada's Pacific Coast

They support a hypothesis that early people followed a coastal migration route into North America. → Read More

With Musical Cryptography, Composers Can Hide Messages in Their Melodies

By mapping notes to letters, some musicians sneak secret words into tunes. → Read More

Found: A Tropical Plant Last Spotted Over 150 Years Ago

Thismia neptunis is back, and its alien looks were worth the wait. → Read More

Immortalizing Human Scents as Memory Perfumes

Bodily odors are forever. → Read More

In the Future, We May Paint With Brightly Colored Bacteria

Researchers have cracked the genetic code behind nature's structural colors, allowing them to be replicated fast. → Read More

Study Shows Female Felines Prefer Right Over Left Paw

It seems that lady cats are righties, but male cats not so much. → Read More

Jazz and Classical Pianists Use Their Brains Differently

Great minds don't necessarily think alike when tinkling the ivories. → Read More