Oct 6, 2019
Cicada 3301 is a nickname given to an organization that on three occasions has posted a set of puzzles to recruit codebreakers/linguists from the public. The first internet puzzle started on January 4, 2012 on 4chan.com and ran for approximately one month. A second round began one year later on January 4, 2013, and a...
Sep 19, 2019
The first handshake was firm, his manner charming, as he chatted about clues for the crossword he was doing. Neither of us could take our eyes off his hands - small, freckled, but immensely powerful. Later, he even demonstrated how he would hit the elderly women: "With 16-stone coming crashing down on them, they...
Aug 29, 2019
Project Azorian was a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) project to recover the sunken Soviet submarine K-129 from the Pacific Ocean floor in 1974, using the purpose-built ship Hughes Glomar Explorer.
The 1968 sinking of K-129 occurred approximately 1,600 miles (2,600 km) northwest of Hawaii. Project Azorian was one...
Aug 18, 2019
In the French city of Le Mans, in 1933, the Papin sisters were
convicted of a murder so significant that it would shake the
bedrock of French society and influence French intellectuals such
as- Jean Genet, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Jacques Lacan.
These leading intellectuals, and others, sought to analyze the events that...
Aug 5, 2019
Hugh Brown risks his life to document the men, women and
children who mine precious minerals by hand in brutal conditions.
He's encountered crocodiles, braved the "mountain that eats men"
and documented over 30 countries — and he isn't done yet.
Hugh Brown has recently returned from one of the world's largest silver...