Scholars, soldiers and scientists have long puzzled over the supernatural substance.
Dedicated enthusiasts travel the country and scour the ground to see them.
Over the last 30 years, Karl-Ludwig Lange has amassed more than 1,800 unique chunks of clay.
His chestnut forest is home to thousands of hens.
Dutch colonists committed genocide to secure a spice monopoly. But there's more to the story.
Across the world and throughout history, the potato has been used linguistically nearly as much as it has been used culinarily, with similarly varied results.
And it's sitting on the shelves at several university libraries.
In October 2018, the Japanese city of Osaka broke off its 60-year relationship with San Francisco, California.
Sweet, fizzy Coca-Cola, notes writer Tom Standage, is practically "capitalism in a bottle." In societies where capitalism loses favor, the symbolic American drink is often replaced with a palatable local alternative.
In 2011, after nearly a century together, Galápagos tortoises Bibi and Poldi called it quits. We still don't know why.
For a time, wealthy divorce seekers headed to the frontier.
Twenty-one structures that have been unfairly maligned.
International squabbles have stopped a once-mighty chicken-foot trade.
While NASCAR downplayed it for generations, these are the sport's roots. Names like Junior Johnson or Lloyd Seay are almost as synonymous with NASCAR as they are with white lightning and bootlegging.
During a drought, church-builders mixed their mortar with the local vintage.
In 19th-century America, cultural anxieties led to groups where fat was fun.
Singapore has often been described as a food paradise, and its hawker centers, of which there are more than 100, are the city-state's most visible symbol of its highly democratic culinary scene. But experienced hawkers are in their twilight years, and are retiring without passing their knowledge and skills to a successor.
FBI agents, Prohibition and beer made American cider sweet and sober.
The legacy of the Pacific Electric and its red cars lives on in a series of prints that Jake Berman has made, portraying long-gone railway routes in the style of more contemporary mass-transit maps.
For centuries, farmers suspected their sick livestock had been "elf-shot."