Since 2005 Dang Interesting has been cultivating an ever-growing catalog of fascinating true stories from history and science. Learn more.

A Trail Gone Cold

Written by Marisa Brook

Against the odds, a tiny Icelandic town speaks of a local Black ancestor. Geneticists and historians combine forces to uncover the man’s eventful life.

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The Kingpin of Shanghai

Written by Morgan W.R. Dunn

From the depths of poverty, Du Yuesheng rose through Shanghai’s underworld to become one of the most influential, and overlooked, figures in modern China.

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