appalachia

How Snake Handlers Work

Snake handling ranges from professional snake milkers for antivenin to religious handlers who tend to get bitten and sometimes die from it. Either way, it can be a dangerous business. Learn all about snake handling right here, right now.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Real nice articles on secret passages, archeological surprises, and suicides attributed to the wind.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Interesting articles on the moral brain, prepping a corpse in Appalachia and surviving the 1966 UT mass shooting.

What Was the Deal With the Hatfields and McCoys?

It was America's most famous family feud, but the history of the Hatfields vs the McCoys is fraught with bias and inaccuracies. Dig into a disagreement in 19th-century Appalachia that became a very big deal around the world.