Mental Floss, on the blogroll at left, is good at a lot of things but this may be their most ambitious project yet.
Here is the bio/archive page for their writer:
Erik SassProfile: Erik Sass is the author of The Mental Floss History of the United States and co-author with Steve Wiegand of The Mental Floss History of the World, both of which you should go buy right now. When he’s not writing about historical curiosities for mental_floss, he covers online and traditional media for MediaPost. His interests include water gardens, games of strategy, geography, and cats.
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His interests extend beyond the confines of the Great War: