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"Phoenix is hot" and other unexpected trademarks owned by the Arizona capitol

“Phoenix is hot” and other unexpected trademarks owned by the Arizona capitol

Request for records related to Phoenix, Arizona’s federally trademarked bird symbol reveals a surprising trove of city-owned phrases.

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Five times the CIA archives went full Kojima

Five times the CIA archives went full Kojima

From Soviet supersoldiers to shadowy networks, the Central Intelligence Agency’s declassified history is often stranger than anything Snake’s encountered.

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Keep Calm and ███████:the CIA's declassified OpSec posters

Keep Calm and ███████:the CIA’s declassified OpSec posters

In 1973, still coming down from the harshed mellow of Watergate, a Central Intelligence Agency officer came up with what they felt would be the perfect solution to lagging morale and lackluster operation security: a motivational poster contest. The results, apparently produced in-house, were exceedingly a product of a their time and environment - and are now available for you desktop wallpaper needs.

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In emails, NASA denies child slave ring on Mars, confirms politician-eating tentacle monster on Europa

In emails, NASA denies child slave ring on Mars, confirms politician-eating tentacle monster on Europa

After an InfoWars segment claimed that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration was running a colony of child slaves on Mars, internal emails show NASA begrudgingly setting the record straight: for starters, the colony’s on Europa.

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Boo(6): Halloween costume ideas from FOIA

Boo(6): Halloween costume ideas from FOIA

Not sure what to go for this Halloween? MuckRock staff dug through their archives to find 13 of the spooookiest costumes the public domain has to offer.

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