Atlas Obscura: The Notorious Oyster Pirates of Chesapeake Bay

Atlas Obscura: The Notorious Oyster Pirates of Chesapeake Bay

By Kerry Wolfe/Atlas Obscura It was dark when Roy Thompson, a 20th-century river worker, came under fire from local oyster police. He and a young man named Frank had snuck onto the waters of the Chesapeake Bay to harvest oysters. As they hauled their load aboard the...

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What Animal Has a 4-Headed Penis and Produces Puggles?

What Animal Has a 4-Headed Penis and Produces Puggles?

[Photo by Dr Christine Cooper] A male echidna has a penis with four heads and their babies are called puggles. Who knew? Aussie kids have always learnt about our weird and wonderful monotremes - the platypus and the echidna.  We already knew they were a...

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