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Interesting Thing of the Day is a virtual museum of interesting things. Topics include food, travel, history, science, language, and many others. The articles are written by Joe Kissell and Morgen Jahnke (with periodic contributions by guest columnists) and published by alt concepts.
The 1715 Spanish Plate Fleet
2018-05-22 07:01
Disaster on the Treasure CoastAll American school children know the rhyme, “Columbus sailed the ocean blue in fourteen hundred ninety-two.” They learn, by and by, that Columbus (… Read More
National Maritime Day
2018-05-22 07:00
Most of the time, the special days we list here are not in any sense official holidays; they’re just for fun. Somebody decides that a certain day should be International Pipe Cleaner D… Read More
2018-05-21 07:01
The world’s most popular invisible tourist attractionAllow me to get this disclaimer out of the way right up front: today’s interesting thing might not exist. But let’s be… Read More
2018-05-21 07:00
Released on this date in 1980, The Empire Strikes Back was. That is when learned we did of the great Jedi master Yoda. Strong with him, the Force was, but his grammar it distorted. Today, th… Read More
Mondegreens And Eggcorns
2018-05-20 07:01
Giving old words a new ringOne of the very first things I remember learning in school, around age five or six, was the patriotic song “My County Tis of Thee,” which all the child… Read More
National Quiche Lorraine Day
2018-05-20 07:00
It’s National Quiche Lorraine Day, so it goes without saying that I’ll be playing the tune of the same name by the B-52s repeatedly. Also, I may very well indulge in one of my go… Read More
Heat-Resistant Chocolate
2018-05-19 07:01
Defying the laws of confectionaryI once heard a rumor that almost provoked a deep moral crisis. I have always had a profound, passionate, and unshakable devotion to chocolate. Equally strong… Read More
National Devil’s Food Cake Day
2018-05-19 07:00
Of the many trivially traumatic food-related experiences I remember from my childhood, there’s one in which I was served something billed as a “devil’s food cake” (wh… Read More
Museums Of Interesting Things
2018-05-18 07:01
Putting the muse back in museumThere are two kinds of museums: museums where I get sleepy after about an hour of looking around, and museums of interesting things. I say this tongue-in-cheek… Read More
International Museum Day
2018-05-18 07:00
Museums pop up frequently here on Interesting Thing of the Day—unsurprisingly, in that they are by definition places set aside for the exhibition of interesting things. So, I don&rsquo&hell…Read More

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