You Can Actually Visit The Real “Slaughterhouse-Five”

More than 22,000 people were killed during the bombing of Dresden in 1945. Thankfully, Kurt Vonnegut wasn’t one of them. But he was right in the middle of the drop zone…

Egypt’s White Desert Is Like Being On Another Planet (Full Of Fennec Foxes!)

Thirty million years ago the sea that once covered Egypt’s Western Desert retreated and revealed a landscape full of limestone and chalk formations, which have been shaped by the sand and wind over time into fantastic white sculptures. And you can camp among them!

Inside The “Scum and Villainy Cantina” Pop-Up Bar

There are inherent problems with attempting to do a public event based on Star Wars when you clearly don’t have authorization to use any intellectual property related to Star Wars. But you’ll probably still sucker me in anyway.

It’s Surprisingly Easy To Get A Sloth To Come To Your House

There is a sloth named Lola who lives at the Wildlife Learning Center in Sylmar, California. She has a sloth boyfriend named Sid. They are both equally adorable. And if you really want to make it happen, you can invite one of them over to your house for the afternoon!

Miniatur Wunderland is a…Miniature Wonderland!

If you’ve ever laid down a model train track, you’ve felt that urge to expand it with another set…and then another…and then another. Miniatur Wunderland is what happens when your parents aren’t around to say, “stop.”

Tesco Vee of The Meatmen Has An Insane Toy Museum

When Tesco Vee is on stage singing with The Meatmen, offensive lyrics about crippled children spew out of his mouth and it’s guaranteed that he will shake an inflatable penis (or two) in your face. When Tesco Vee is relaxing at home, he collects toys.

Why Do We Think Of The Easter Island Statues As Just Heads?

For most of my life I was under the impression–as are most people–that the famous “moai” statues on Easter Island were simply big stone heads. And then at some point my mind was blown–as were most people’s–when I saw a picture on the internet from an excavation project that dug out the earth around one of the heads and discovered an enormous stone body attached to it…

America’s Oldest Hospital Is In Philadelphia, And It’s Stunning

I had always wanted to see one of those old operating theaters like you see in The Knick (or the Junior Mint episode of Seinfeld) but at some point over the last hundred years doctors realized how horrible an idea it was to have dozens of non-sterile people in an operating room so most operating theaters have since gone extinct…