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Pics or it didn’t happen: the history of 5 notorious California serial killers in photography and video

In the spirit of Halloween, a time when children gather irreversible mental damage and adults get drunk in full costume without being labeled dangerously unstable, we’ve put together a pictorial shortlist of California’s most infamous serial killers to date. These human abominations will hopefully not increase your preexisting anxiety, but will remind your dark side […]

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23 photos that will make you see the 1950s differently

  Think the 1950s were all sock hops and suburban housewives? Think again! Scroll down to see a few of the coolest black and white photos from the 1950s. Children’s home in Pittsburgh Women walking down the street. 1950s fashionistas posing. PURE gas station. 1950s Pin Up A couple hanging out on a lawn in Las […]

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23 photos that will make you see the 1950s differently

  Think the 1950s were all sock hops and suburban housewives? Think again! Scroll down to see a few of the coolest black and white photos from the 1950s. Children’s home in Pittsburgh Women walking down the street. 1950s fashionistas posing. PURE gas station. 1950s Pin Up A couple hanging out on a lawn in Las […]

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Everyday life in the capital: 19th century Helsinki, in pics

Helsinki experienced massive growth after it became Finland’s capital in 1812. As the new economic and cultural center, its population exploded, architecture grew quickly, and technology flourished. But what did it look like? Let’s take a stroll through 19th century Helsinki, courtesy of the Helsinki City Museum’s vast database of photos from the late 1800s. […]

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Very Finnish Problems Episode 4: When your winter stroll is ruined by an arriving icebreaker

What’s the weirdest place Finnish president Urho Kekkonen went fishing? Author Joel Willans is joined by maritime historian Aaro Sahari. The two discuss icebreaker ships and their impact on Finnish 20th century industrialization. Aaro explains how conquering nature with year-round open waterways affected Finnish national pride. Contact: veryfinnishproblems@inktank.fi Produced by Thomas Nybergh / Ink Tank […]

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Very Finnish Problems Episode 4: When your winter stroll is ruined by an arriving icebreaker

What’s the weirdest place Finnish president Urho Kekkonen went fishing? Author Joel Willans is joined by maritime historian Aaro Sahari. The two discuss icebreaker ships and their impact on Finnish 20th century industrialization. Aaro explains how conquering nature with year-round open waterways affected Finnish national pride. Contact: veryfinnishproblems@inktank.fi Produced by Thomas Nybergh / Ink Tank […]

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Ihana kesä! The history of hot Helsinki summers, in pics

Finnish summers are short and sweet, but they sure can be spectacular! It’s important to enjoy every single second of them before the long dark winter comes once again. In Finland, summer appreciation has been turned into an art form — nobody soaks up the sun like the Finns do. Need some proof? Just take […]

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Disruptive Decades: Technologies that revolutionised the 1920s

In 1928, Otto Frederick Rohwedder gave the world the invention that all future inventions would be cheekily compared to: sliced bread. His revolutionary bread-slicing machine made such an impact that it inspired the popular idiom “the best thing since sliced bread”, which we still use even today. Despite the idiom, we aren’t quite as impressed […]

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Yolocaust: artist confronts selfie happy tourist culture at Berlin Holocaust Memorial

Warning: this article contains disturbing pictures. Israeli, Germany-based artist and satirist Shahak Shapira is justifiably tired of a certain trend at the Berlin Holocaust Memorial monument. That is social media posts with goofy selfies and other pics of leisurely activities taken at the Memorial. The spot in Berlin’s Mitte district is often explored using means […]

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Yolocaust: artist confronts selfie happy tourist culture at Berlin Holocaust Memorial

Warning: this article contains disturbing pictures. Israeli, Germany-based artist and satirist Shahak Shapira is justifiably tired of a certain trend at the Berlin Holocaust Memorial monument. That is social media posts with goofy selfies and other pics of leisurely activities taken at the Memorial. The spot in Berlin’s Mitte district is often explored using means […]

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