Amelia Meyer

Amelia Meyer is a research assistant at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture, and an office assistant at George Washington University's Program in Museum Studies.

  • 1939: The Year of Goldfish Gulping

    It started with one live goldfish, swallowed on a dare at Harvard. Months later, the record in the U.S. was 101 fish in one sitting. Soon, doctors issued public health warnings about anemia.

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A Miniature 1950s Utopia

A reclusive artist built this idealized suburb to grapple with his painful childhood memories.

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Why Principals Matter

Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her school. Then the Internet heard her story.

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A History of Contraception

In the 16th century, men used linen condoms laced shut with ribbons.

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'A Music That Has No End'

In Spain, a flamenco guitarist hustles to make a modest living.

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