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That Time Madison Square Gardens Hosted a Rally for 20,000 American Nazis

(via) Here’s a jarring reminder from history that Nazism in the 1930s didn’t just tap into the German psyche. It found many thousands of devotees right here in North America, as evidenced by this PBS film depicting a 1939 Nazi rally of 20,000 people at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. As the film points out, this occurred at the same time Hitler was completing his sixth concentration camp, and just seven months before his invasion of Poland. Then as now (to paraphrase Edmund Burke), the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing.

We Want to Play Japan’s Dangerous Game of Bo-Taoshi

Played on sports days in Japanese schools, the brutal game of Bo-Taoshi was originated by cadets in the Second World War.

Brave Birder on an E-Scooter Chases Down Dastardly Bike Thief

This bike thief had no idea what he was up against when he crossed paths with a guy looking for young family of crows.

Short Film Teases Reopening of Characteristically Noisy New York City

As case counts drop and vaccination numbers rise, the loud but comforting crush of urban life is coming back.

What Would Happen If an American President Authorized a Nuclear Missile Attack

Complex 571-7 is all that remains of the 54 Titan II missile sites that were on alert across the United States from 1963 to 1987.