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A Brief History of the Mojave Phone Booth

For more than 50 years, something curious awaited people adventurous enough to visit the Mojave National Preserve in San Bernardino County, California: a solitary phone booth positioned in the middle of the desert. It worked, too—and although the Mojave phone booth, as it was called, went largely unnoticed for most of its lifetime, the last few years of its existence brought with them a notoriety the likes of which most telecommunications devices can only dream. (Insofar as machines are capable of dreaming, that is.)

4 Legendary Women Warriors with a Historical Basis

Most cultures have some legends about female warriors, but a few of these bold women have permeated pop culture, with their stories morphing into inspirational books and movies that hold audiences captive. Take a look at some of the most famous warrior women of history. How much do we really know about them?

A Brief History of Craigslist

For people who grew up digitally savvy, Craigslist has been a part of the online landscape seemingly forever. However, the history of Craigslist reveals that that’s not actually the case; even so, it is still a venerable institution, having just celebrated its 25th birthday.

How International Talk Like a Pirate Day Became a Cultural Phenomenon

It’s not a “real” holiday in the technical sense, but International Talk Like a Pirate Day has quite a following all the same. Celebrated every year on Sept. 19, it encourages people across the globe to spend an entire day speaking in pirate slang, complete with a classic pirate accent. You’ll know what day it is when you hear: “Aye!” “Avast!” “Belay that talk!” And, of course, “Arrrrr!”