The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Great articles on the Mothman, brand flops, online sleuthing, CIA anthropology and more stuff.

Operation Mincemeat: How A Corpse Fooled the Nazis

In World War II, a secret department of British 'corkscrew thinkers' hatched a plan to use the cadaver of an unclaimed homeless man to turn the tide of the war in the Allies' favor. It worked.

A follow-up on the Japanese stragglers episode.

How PTSD Works

With Post-traumatic Stress Disorder the sufferer relives, over and over again, the worst moment of his life. What's worse is medicine still doesn't know how to treat it. Learn about this condition and how it's leading to an understanding of memory.

Cool Steampunk Gas Masks: Creepy and Neato