WEIRD ANTHROPOLOGY

When Did Americans Lose Their British Accents?

The absence of audio recording technology makes “when” a tough question to answer. But there are some theories as to “why.” Photo from Getty Images. – By Matt Soniak of Mental Floss – There are many, many evolving regional British and American accents, so …

The Italian Village Where the Houses Have Eyes

An architect has worked to save Aliano’s unusual facial features, thought to ward off the “evil eye.” This anthropomorphic house in Aliano was rebuilt, following the direction of architect Lodovico Alessandri. It now hosts a pizzeria and rooms for tourists. Federico Formica – …