Speakeasy to Snack: Brief History of the Sandwich
The sandwich as we know it - name and all - only emerged in the 18th century. The story of its invention goes like this: John Montagu, 4th Earl of San
The Science of Jealousy
The most common manifestations are, of course, in sexual and romantic relationships, but jealousy takes shape in our careers and friendships as well.
Pigs & Pneumonia: Brief History of the Flu
The flu isn’t fatal, it’s just a pain in the arse, another inconvenience like having an iPhone 4 in a city full of iPhone 7’s. Yet, as unbelieva
Society & Stigma: Brief History of Salesmen
The salesman is a reviled figure in today’s society, stereotypically seen as a trickster, no better than a criminal or a con man...
The Science of Generosity
While perhaps no act is truly unselfish, we still generally consider a generous person to be a good person...
A Brief History of Double Decker Buses
For most Londoners, the London bus is a nightmare. It’s the alternative option you never want to take, your last resort when late at night your phon
The Science of Tears
From a young age, we’re told not to cry. That’s what babies do. Adults aren’t meant to weep and wail. And yet: we all do it...
The Science of Procrastination
Whether it’s a university essay, a business presentation, or simply cleaning up your room. Everybody procrastinates...
Scamming to Sleuthing: Brief History of Detectives
Detectives are the heroes of so many of our novels and movies that they have become an identifiable archetype for our daily and imaginative lives. Be
Mail Rail: Cat Parties & Skeletons
The Mail Rail was an underground postal system that operated from 1927 to 2003, delivering thousands of letters via self-operated electric trains to..