Why We Pour Milk on Our Cereal

When breakfast cereal was invented in the Nineteenth Century as a masturbation preventative (among other reasons), it proved difficult to physically chew. Some people would let their cereal rest in water or milk during the night to soften it. Eventually, milk became the most popular cereal softener. Why? Dan Lewis Read more…

Raised in a Doomsday Cult

In the mid-1960s, Anne Hamilton-Byrne established a religious cult called The Family in Melbourne, Australia. Their beliefs mixed Christianity with Eastern mysticism, and held that Hamilton-Byrne was an incarnation of Jesus Christ. She collected children, both by sketchy adoption practices and by appropriating the children of her followers. Ben Shenton Read more…