Document From National Archives Proves That the U.S. Government Believed in Yeti

Sir Edmund Hillary with Yeti
Sir Edmund Hillary, who summited Mount Everest, shows a picture of an Abominable Snowman [a.k.a. “yeti], which he hoped to capture on his next expedition to the Himalayas. (Bettmann/Contributor)
The National Archives has been known to cough up some pretty odd material. One document, written at the tail end of the Eisenhower administration, might trump them all. In a foreign service dispatch dated December 1959—written on State Department letterhead from the U.S. embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal—an operative discussed the yeti as if it were a real-life creature and mapped out ways to hunt it down and catch it. Despite the U.S. government’s belief in the creature’s existence, to this day, the yeti has yet to be captured, dead or alive—or even on camera. Take a closer look at the document below.

Yeti Expedition Memo
(The National Archives)

Wear a Watch Like the One FDR Donned at the Yalta Conference

The “CT” in Tiffany and Co.’s CT60 watch collection’s name comes from founder Charles Lewis Tiffany; but the inspiration for the collection itself has quite a bit more historic roots. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was presented with the timepiece below as a birthday gift, and he ended up wearing it at the historic Yalta Conference in 1945. To browse the CT60 collection, click here.

FDR's Watch
(Courtesy of Tiffany & Co.)

This Picture Is Made Out of Torn-Up Postcards

Brazilian artist and photographer Vik Muniz has made a name for himself transforming famous images or works of art into new pieces of art, using things like trash and chocolate syrup as his “paint.” For the below image, Muniz used torn-up postcards. Interested in buying it? Click here. For more of Muniz’s art, visit his website.

Vik Muniz
(Rena Bransten Gallery)