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These Gender-Nonconforming People Are Building a Safe Haven on an Appalachian Farm

Growing their own food and winning over their neighbors, they feel safer in rural West Virginia than they ever did in the big city.

My Not-So-Rosy View of the World’s Largest Redhead Festival

I was looking for a place to belong. Instead I found a weird, fetishistic group of strangers.

The Merciless Champ of Congo’s Mystical Wrestling League

Even as he approaches old age and his sport falls into decline, this intestines-eating, sorcery-conjuring “Man of Great Power” still dominates the ring.

Getting Hooked on the Weird and Wonderful World of Body Suspension

The Secret Life of Competitive Grippers

Clasping heavy-duty handles closed may not seem like a serious endeavor, but for this strange sport’s athletes, it’s the ultimate testosterone test.

The “Game of Thrones” Superfans Who Want to Ruin it for Everybody

The Free Folk of Reddit live for spoilers, and don’t care if you can't handle it.

Inside the World of Professional Arm Wrestling

The traveling Willamette Valley High Rollers are out to prove their sport is real, and that it’s not just for stereotypical strongmen, either.

The Violent, Lonely World of Myanmar’s Child Boxers

The brutal bloodsport Lethwei has caught fire – so much that parents are putting their kids in the ring.

A Rare Blood Disorder Could Wipe Out This Ancient Tribe

In a tiny jungle village in West Bengal, India, the Totos of Totopara hold tight to their traditional way of life. But can they survive without compromising their ideals?