Featured Archive

  • Treasure Island

    American millionaire Bernard Keiser has spent six years of his life, digging for buried treasure on a remote island off the coast of Chile. He has survived government red tape, skeptical locals, and competition from a metal-detecting robot. And still no treasure. So far.

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  • Cricket Fighting in China

    Some are for singing, others for fighting. Some tell you the temperature. As a collective bunch, they indicate when it’s time to plow a field. The right cricket in China can fetch nearly $13,000.

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  • The Nose Magazine

    A history of the satirical investigate Nose magazine, 1989-1995 -- the most fun any of us ever had in publishing.

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  • Big-Wave Surfing at Cortes Bank

    Kamikaze surfers attempt 60-foot waves, 100 miles off the coast of San Diego. It’s only been surfed four times, and with good reason. You’d have to be insane.

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  • Sumo in Prague

    Outside Japan, the hotbed of amateur sumo wrestling is in the Czech Republic. Sweaty wrestlers, a sumo-themed hotel, and beer for breakfast.

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  • Malaysia Book of Records

    The strongest hair! The youngest sumo wrestler! The longest pencil! In Malaysia, making your mark—any mark—is a matter of national pride.

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