Some people spend years chasing mythical beasts, while others track down strangers’ graves or collect rare Cheetos and old beer cans. Dive in for a delightful exploration of some surprisingly fulfilling preoccupations.
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The world’s most obsessive breakfast-food fans demonstrate just how far humans will go for the sweet taste of nostalgia.
What seems like a simple hobby can take you across the world.
Victorian culinary trading cards are a feast for the eyes... but maybe not for your stomach.
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When it comes to their stuff, people often have a hard time letting go. When the objects of their obsession are rooms full of old clothes or newspapers, it can be unhealthy—even dangerous. But what about a stash that fits on 10 5-inch hard drives?
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Their collections may look like trash to you, but these guys know every can has a story—and some have shockingly high price tags, too.
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Gunpowder used in cannons helped change the nature of warfare, but it took a while to get the recipe just right.
Apples, blue honeysuckles, and the Soviet seed collector who protected the Earth’s biodiversity.
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