The world’s most mysterious book

Deep inside Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library lies a 240 page tome. Recently carbon dated to around 1420, its pages feature looping handwriting and hand drawn images seemingly stolen from a dream. It is called the Voynich manuscript, and it’s one of history’s biggest unsolved mysteries. The reason why? No one can figure out what it says. Stephen Bax investigates this cryptic work.

Side By Side Comparison of Real Events to their Movie Portrayals

Aspiring filmmaker and editor Vugar Efendi created this fascinating side-by-side supercut that reveals how cinematic recreations of iconic moments from history compare with the real thing.

“Moments in history, whether bigger or more intimate, are often recreated in film. This produces something that is transcending, powerful and nevertheless, haunting.”