The Best Restaurant in the World Is: Disney's Epcot Theme Park

For the past year, Rich Juzwiak and Caity Weaver have scoured New York in search of the city’s greatest restaurant. This spring, the authors expanded their quest into a global hunt: the search for the Best Restaurant in the World. Due to time and budget constraints, it was determined that the most efficient method to… »4/30/15 3:02pm4/30/15 3:02pm

Just Robbed A Vehicle In Mexico? You Might Have A Radiation Problem

There’s a bizarre crime wave afoot in Mexico, in which thieves are targeting trucks transporting radioactive materials. But before you suspect terrorists, know this: in all of the recent cases (three in the past 18 months, including one this week), the robbers had no idea what they were stealing. »4/17/15 7:00pm4/17/15 7:00pm

The World Lost One of Its Greatest Superheroes Last Week

If you've never watched Spanish language television but live near any Spanish speakers, you might be wondering who this "Chespirito" guy was that everyone keeps talking about, or what the deal with the red bug-suited superhero is. That, my friends, is one of the greatest superheroes the world has ever known: Chapulin… »12/01/14 3:30am12/01/14 3:30am

There are few things cuter than a baby gray whale swimming by to say hello

Here's your daily moment of cetacean bliss. In the gray whale breeding grounds of Mexico's San Ignacio Lagoon, humans are not permitted to approach gray whales, but these 50-foot-long oceanic beasts will go out of their way to observe humans. Explains One World Ocean, "Whale watching here is highly regulated [...]… »3/21/12 9:35am3/21/12 9:35am

Not Your Same Old Magical Realism: New Mexican Stories of the Fantastic

Small Beer Press' latest volume, Three Messages and a Warning: Contemporary Mexican Short Stories of the Fantastic, contains 34 stories published in Mexico in the past decade — most of them from the past two years. Writing in the Seattle Times, Nisi Shawl praises this volume for presenting a fresher look at magical… »2/06/12 9:30am2/06/12 9:30am

Grown naturally, Superman's Fortress of Solitude would have taken millions of years to erect

The Crystal Cave — known to many as La Cueva de Los Cristales — is buried 300 meters below the Earth's surface, sequestered away in the Naica ore mines of Chihuahua, Mexico. Bursting from the top, bottom, and sides of the cavern's walls are otherworldy outcroppings of gypsum crystal. Many are too big to wrap your arms… »1/18/12 4:00pm1/18/12 4:00pm

The most exciting scenes from Mexican horror stories I've never read

Yours truly recently discovered a treasure trove of art from 1970s Mexican horror pulps, none of which I've ever laid my eyes upon. Nonetheless, I shall attempt to relay these thrilling story beats using nothing but context clues. For example, that illustration above is from a story called The Time Santo Glued His… »1/17/12 3:40pm1/17/12 3:40pm

Was the “first photographed UFO” a comet?

On August 12th, 1883, Mexican astronomer José Bonilla was preparing to study the Sun at the recently opened Zacatecas Observatory. However, the Sun's surface was marred by numerous objects quickly travelling across its disk. Over the course of the day and the next, Bonilla exposed several wet plates to take images of… »10/15/11 8:20pm10/15/11 8:20pm