High Crimes in Utopia

"One of the most bizarre homesteading misadventures ever"

|

I wouldn'ta believed it if I hadn'ta seen it with my own eyes.
David Adam Kess

Lede of the month:

The Galapagos Islands are best known for their giant tortoises, but they're also the site of one of the most bizarre homesteading misadventures ever, complete with proto-hippies, a polyamorous baroness, potentially poisoned boiled chicken, births in pirate caves, and unsolved deaths that look a lot like murder.

That's Gizmodo's Kate Knibbs writing about what happened after some expats showed up in the Pacific archipelago in 1928 "with a plan to create a utopia for two." For the full tale, go here.