As has been said time and time again, it is of the utmost importance that we look to the past to ensure that we learn from our mistakes, to ensure that our future is better than our history, and to ensure that the most horrific and evil elements of history do not repeat themselves. These […]
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The Chinese made war into an art form. Thousands of years ago, they wrote strategy guides that are still referenced today. They were incredibly inventive and brought the art of deception into warfare in ways that other countries would never have imagined. Chinese battle tactics were inventive, bizarre, and often downright brilliant. Their military history […]
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There’s nothing like sieving through graves to piece history back together. Between all the bones and endless shards of pottery, the best finds are often the unexpected. From known grave rituals that suddenly don’t follow the rules to strange body modifications to poisonous metals to the origins of cultures, archaeologists sometimes find what they weren’t […]
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It is hard to imagine ever being in a situation where we might think of eating another human being. But history has shown us time and again that there are many situations where people will commit the unthinkable. As awful as it is to say, sometimes the situation makes the moral crime understandable. But there […]
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Coming up with hundreds of imaginary monsters is tough work. There are only so many permutations of wings, claws, and teeth that you can attach before you start repeating yourself. The creators of Pokemon turned to many sources to help spur their inventions. Some Pokemon are thinly veiled versions of real creatures, but others draw […]
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Humans have been around for a long time. We’ve seen and accomplished what might be thought of as miracles, but something in our nature doesn’t just let a miracle rest. When an amazing thing happens, we immediately set out to duplicate it. This is seen in how we judge scientific experiments ("Can the results be […]
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Conspiracy theorists worldwide speculate on the many presumed secrets of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA. In its 60-year history, the notoriously secretive government-affiliate has been accused of everything from staging the Moon landing to covering up signs of alien life and even spending millions to produce a “space pen.” NASA may have […]
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While some of history's heroes’ entire lives consist of well-known events, each a tile that together make the mosaic of their greatness, most are only known for a small portion of their lives. An act or role they took part in burns so bright that it permanently etches their names into the annals of history, […]
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For millennia, people have buried beasts. The reasons are many: ritual, superstition, and sentimentality. Our complex relationship with animals, particularly in death, reflects lifestyle and spirituality, both past and present. Often, these interred animals were pets buried alongside their owners. Other times, they were sacrificial offerings. Some burials revealed that these beasts were members of […]
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The advent of scanning equipment has been a godsend for scientists. The ability to reveal contents without having to open up fragile artifacts or dig into the ground brings experts closer to the facts than ever before. But as instantly as scans can solve ancient enigmas, they can turn everything into the sort of mess […]
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As we have learned from the previous two World Wars, global conflict can begin in unlikely places. For better or worse, it has become all too clear that our modern global political orientation has made the fate of every nation more linked to the fate of other nations than ever before. Thus, in order to […]
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At some point, everyone has fantasized about being a superhero. Sure, the tights may be snug in some awkward places, but that's a small price to pay to wield amazing powers against the forces of evil. Well, luckily, those dreams may be close to becoming reality. Geneticists are tracking down specific mutations responsible for some […]
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All too often, life can feel like a dystopian novel. Endless wars engulfing the Middle East, a semi-zombified population glued to their Twitter feeds, a creeping state know the drill. But it's one thing to say that life feels like a generic dystopia, and another entirely to buy a specific book and find the […]
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Called the last great plague of London, the Great Plague began in the spring of 1665 and ended roughly a year later. Officially, over 68,000 people died, but many believe that the number of plague deaths was closer to 100,000. During this time, the people of London lived through one unimaginable horror after another. Families […]
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Anyone who has had their pet go missing knows the heart-wrenching fear and sadness that is mixed with the small hope that their pet will reappear someday. In these 10 stories, the owners got their wishes. They were able to reunite with their lost pets several years after the animals went missing. Featured image credit: […]
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Long before we started giving cards to girls to let them know that we choo-choo-choose them, the Romans were celebrating love in their own way. Every February 15, they held Lupercalia—the original Valentine's Day. The holiday has gone through a few changes over the past few thousand years. But don't worry—if you're hoping to celebrate […]
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In the late 1800s, Wild West shows began popping up all across the United States. Along with circuses and horse and pony shows, Wild West shows were a big business. They traveled across the US, Europe, and Australia, drawing in crowds nearly everywhere they went. People came to be entertained, because they were curious, and […]
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Phoenicians are among the most influential and least understood ancient people. Between 1550–300 BC, they dominated Mediterranean trade and explored uncharted regions. They invented the alphabet we still use today and founded Western Europe's earliest cities. They never formed a single political unit and only existed as independent city-states connected by culture. Originally from modern-day […]
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Capital punishment has long been a contentious topic in US history—and never more so than when the condemned is a woman. The following is a list of women whose crimes in a cruel and unforgiving era afforded them no leniency, leading them to the gallows. 10Paula Angel Photo credit: New Mexico Historian Martin Miguel was […]
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. never got to live in the better world he helped create. His world, until the moment he died, was one ruled by hate, inequality, and oppression. The only life he knew was the one of his childhood, growing up in Atlanta. It was a cruel life, ruled by Jim Crow […]
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Without archaeological puzzles, researchers wouldn’t have much of a career. Luckily for archaeologists, known objects turn up where they shouldn’t while unknown objects sometimes surface as one-of-a-kind, enormous structures built with dedication but no clear purpose. Civilizations may abandon advanced cities for no reason, and sometimes, there are even unusual treasures of gold. 10 The […]
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Caves have served as homes, storage sites, and sacred spaces throughout history. This makes them rich and rewarding hunting grounds for archaeologists. Far from yielding just the occasional odd fossil, caves hold tough-to-crack ancient mysteries, reveal unknown behaviors from the hominid clan, and are sometimes home to the rarest and oldest artifacts. Even legends are […]
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Part of the reason we’re so interested in the life stories of the rich and successful is because we want to know how they got to where they are today. We’re looking for steps that we can follow so that we can reach the dizzying heights our heroes have achieved. Life, however, doesn’t always follow […]
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Hidden away on Europe's Atlantic fringe, Ireland has long been thought to be a “fly in amber”—a backwater frozen in time. However, the island not just a window into Europe's pre-Roman past. This cosmopolitan land has witnessed waves of immigration from around the ancient world and enjoyed cultural contact with civilizations as far as India. […]
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Every generation has a song or two that caused a “bit of a ripple” upon its release. Way back when, in the 1950s, many felt that Elvis and his swinging hips was the work of the devil. By the time the 1980s was upon us, many genuinely believed the devil really was coming out of […]
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Throughout the years, a number of sex education videos were made to help young people and adults alike understand puberty, pregnancy, and what was considered "appropriate" expressions of one's sexuality. The general consensus from the 1930s to the early 1960s was that people needed to think rationally, suppress their natural urges, and think of sex […]
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Mummies aren’t just for museum viewing and freaking out sensitive moviegoers. Sometimes, these time capsules return lost information capable of answering mysteries—or, just as easily, starting some fresh ones. As silent as these people and animals are, they convey information invaluable to experts trying to understand the rituals, illnesses, and even scandals of the past. […]
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Court records are filled with tales of murder by suicide. Lovers, friends, classmates, employers, and hospitals have all been charged with manslaughter for causing or aiding self-inflicted death. These tragic, often bizarre cases test the limits of our legal system. Should someone go to jail for assisting a suicide? What about harassing someone into taking […]
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Sometimes, things spend ages covered in dust and spider webs, completely forgotten. And most of the time, this is not a problem at all. Other times, it is a huge problem. From treasures to pure nightmares, people discover everything in their attics. 10Glass Negatives Photo credit: Peoria Historical Society When you dare search for something […]
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Many people suffer from true coulrophobia, the fear of clowns. Even without a full-blown phobia, everyone seems to agree that clowns are just a little bit scary. But have you ever wondered why? Logically, a clown is simply a person wearing makeup and silly clothes, and yet they still tend to give just about everyone […]
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Every upscale hotel worth its salt has a concierge. This is an employee whose entire job exists to make life easier for visiting guests. Normally, a concierge's duties might involve such basic tasks as making someone's dinner reservations, arranging transportation, or providing advice on where to visit while in town. However, some concierges (many of […]
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The old religions had a lot of gods. We made gods for every single thing we thought might be powerful or important. We saw thunder rolling over the clouds, and we made gods of thunder. We saw the waves of the sea crash into the coastline, and we made gods of water. But we didn't […]
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At first glance, pottery shards appear the least glamorous items to come from a dig. But archaeologists love them. There are times when ceramics really don’t reveal anything. Then there are the flakes, imprints, designs, and content capable of returning lost knowledge or add interesting new mysteries. They can even expose how somebody died, surprising […]
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Celebrities are a lot like us. They have secrets, and sometimes they even have aspects of their lives that, for one reason of another, they keep hidden for years. But, in Hollywood, your secrets can only stay hidden for so long. 10Joaquin Phoenix Photo credit: Wikimedia Joaquin Phoenix gained critical success for his role as […]
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Many systems of religious belief encourage self-reflection, sacrifice, and self-restraint in the pursuit of enlightenment. But how much are we really willing to put ourselves through in order to attain something like inner peace or eternal life? For some, no amount of pain and suffering is enough to deter them in their quest for such […]
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The American Revolution was about more than just America. It was a worldwide event. America did not fight alone. They got help from every part of the globe. And we don't just mean Marquis de Lafayette and Casimir Pulaski. Countless soldiers from all over the world stood up and fought with America, and without them, […]
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Hardly anyone in ancient Greece died with dignity. Stories of great Greek heroes dying quietly in their sleep are few and far between—or at the very least are eclipsed by stories of people dragged by chariots and stabbed in their tendons. These weird deaths aren’t just an ancient history thing; they struck the Greeks more […]
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Female genital mutilation, also known as female circumcision, is a barbaric practice commonly found in Africa, Asia, and several countries in the Middle East. It is the cutting of the clitoris, removal of some or all of the labia minora, or stitching shut of the labia majora. This is conducted to control the woman, to […]
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When the RMS Titanic set sail on her maiden voyage from Southampton on April 10, 1912, she was the largest and most luxurious ship in the world. Tragically, the White Star liner never made it to New York. She collided with an iceberg at 11:40 PM on April 14 and sank into the North Atlantic […]
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It may seem that the whole UFO craze began with the crash at Roswell, but newspapers have been talking about the possibility of aliens, specifically Martians, long before that. People in the early 1900s began speculating about contact with our neighbor planet and tried to determine how Martians might actually look, given the clues scientists […]
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Democracy doesn’t work if we don’t know what’s going on. That’s one of the most basic ideas behind the system, that the people need to be informed if they are to vote wisely. It’s why freedom of the press is an inalienable right in every democratic country. Just having freedom of the press, though, doesn’t […]
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It may sound like an urban legend, but creatures crawl up toilets all the time. Tales of animals infiltrating our must vulnerable space fill us with primal fear. By its nature, plumbing is open to the shadowy world of the sewers. Not only do snakes, rats, and spiders routinely make their way into commodes, but […]
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Walt Disney cartoons are known for having family-friendly values. It is not surprising to see social commentary slipping through, even in the cartoons we see made by Disney and Pixar in theaters today. During World War II, Walt Disney was commissioned by the US and Canadian governments to create war propaganda for war bonds and […]
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To most, the Philistines were nothing more than characters in Bible stories. They were the army that sent Goliath to fight David, the nation that dominated Israel during the time of Samson, and not much more than that. They are, to most of us, nothing more than a religious story, accepted or rejected on faith. […]
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Kamikaze suicide attacks were one of the most frightful tactics of the Pacific theater during World War II. Named after the divine wind of a hurricane that repelled Mongol invaders in Japan’s ancient past, these planes and pilots are often thought of as nothing more than fanatics, brainwashed into giving their lives, but the truth […]
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What makes people confess after they've gotten away with murder? Some are racked by guilt—haunted by ghosts of those they have laid low. Others are opportunists, who admit to vile acts only to reduce sentences, or even achieve immunity from prosecution. Still others are taken down by the confessions of their accomplices, family, or those […]
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Dance is one of the most ancient and widespread human behaviors, but no physical artifacts of this art exist. What little we can ascertain of ancient dances comes from scant descriptions and those few practiced to this day. For millennia, dances have been used as a form of social cohesion, religious devotion, and even healing. […]
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Keeping up with the news is hard. So hard, in fact, that we've decided to save you the hassle by rounding up the most mind-blowing events each month. And January 2017 was a month that saw a lot of confusion, a fair amount of a few glimmering rays of hope. After a terrifying end […]
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A meteor is an object that falls from outer space into the Earth’s atmosphere. It becomes a meteorite if it survives burning up in the atmosphere and reaches land. While human knowledge of our universe has expanded more in the last century than the millennia before, meteors have both affected and been recorded throughout history. […]
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We are all familiar with the stereotype of the evil stepmother. Literature and movies are full of sinister tales of children who were made to suffer at the hands of these villains. Thankfully, in real life, most women who take on the role of stepmother are loving people who cherish their stepchildren as if they […]
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Undercover operatives have one of the toughest jobs in law enforcement, and their activities can help bring down even the most bulletproof of criminal enterprises. Sometimes, however, as with all human endeavors, there are problems. The following operations were in the best of cases spectacularly ill-conceived and in the worst accomplished the exact opposite of […]
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During his reign, North Korean dictator Kim Jung Il was so interested in propaganda through movies that he even wrote a book, On the Art of The Cinema. In it, he describes his tactics of using movies as an educational tool to spread his ideals to the nation. One of the steps in his process […]
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Sometimes, remote places are not all serene and tranquil. Sometimes, there are mysteries just waiting to be uncovered—and, hopefully, solved. 10Antarctica Photo credit: Godlike Productions Antarctica is one of the most desolate places on the planet and also the coldest continent. In spite of the cold and the fact that it contains about 90 percent […]
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The vicious murder of Andrew and Abby Borden in 1892 has become part of the fabric of American folklore. For over a century, numerous theories as to who carried out the slaying have been ascribed to the housemaid, numerous Borden relatives, as well as an unknown passerby. Despite multiple hypotheses, all evidence point to the […]
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Jobs. There are a million of them out there, and most have one thing in common: boredom. Turning human beings into mindless cogs in the machine, the soul-crushing tedium of modern occupations can be scary for sure. But that's nothing compared to the horrors endured by the workforces of yesteryear. Thumb though a history book, […]
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Sex cannot be the worst way to go. Yet, tales of death during carnal pleasure fill us with equal parts amusement and terror. Somewhere in the recesses of our mind, we are aware of how distracted and vulnerable—not to mention ridiculous—we are during copulation. Man-eating animals, jealous lovers, ill health, and plain old bad luck […]
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Our world is a strange place full of incredible things. We take a lot of that for granted. We've seen all the weirdness of our world for so long that we no longer feel that sense of amazement it deserves. There was a time, though, when the things we now consider normal were completely unknown. […]
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When we learn about ancient history, we usually hear about the kings and queens who lived lives of luxury in gilded palaces. The rest of it usually gets cut out. For the poor, life was a bit different. In ancient China, everyday life for an average person meant living on a farm, eating cheap meals […]
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In 1938, while working with ergot fungus, Swiss chemist Albert Hoffman synthesized lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). This consciousness-altering substance rapidly became popular as a recreational drug, therapeutic tool, and spiritual gateway. Research into its potential came to an abrupt halt with its prohibition under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. Soon, myth, propaganda, and hearsay […]
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The thought of discovering something valuable or history-changing is the dream of all metal detectorists (and probably most of us too!) The ground is filled with treasures and artifacts that are just waiting to be unearthed and the ten amazing cases below serve to illustrate just how thrilling these finds can be. So read the […]
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The Praetorian Guard is one of the most famous military units in history. They were known as elite Roman soldiers, sworn to protect the emperor for hundreds of years. They were feared by the people and even by the emperors themselves, who often went to great lengths to gain the praetorians' favor. The Praetorian Guard […]
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Disasters and tragedies are horrible. Yet humans are fascinated by them. Especially when it seems that some victims’ stories continue in the afterlife. Featured image credit: deadandrestless.wordpress.com 10 The Queen Mary Photo credit: David Jones In December 2011, Kelly Ryann Dorrel plunged 23 meters (75 ft) from the deck of the Queen Mary into the […]
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Every year, there are countless cases of animals devouring human corpses. It's not just an urban legend that pets are forced to feed on their owners, rotting remains after tragedy. Occasionally, these are horrific cases of infestations in what should be sterile clinical settings—like hospitals and morgues. Other times, wild animals scavenge human remains. In […]
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Every family has a skeleton or two hiding in their closets. Whether shameful or downright sinister, those secrets are like an invisible albatross that one or more members must bear while desperately hoping that no one else bares them. The families on this list amassed enough skeletons to fill entire cemeteries. Each buried secrets that […]
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Burning alive is just about the worst way to go. Used as a homicide technique, it is downright diabolical. This extreme extermination tactic is almost always political. Burning adversaries alive makes a point. Perversely, often those who commit these most grisly of murders believe they are justified—if not sanctified. 10Ireland's Last Witch Photo credit: Irish […]
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Queen Victoria may have enjoyed the splendors of being royalty, but, before taking the throne, her childhood was miserable and tragic. She lived a confined life with a difficult mother and went through some horrible things that would shape the queen she would become. 10Her Father Died Before She Turned One Photo credit: Wikimedia Victoria […]
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The ancient practice of single combat is as old as war itself. It is defined as a duel between two single warriors, which typically takes place in the context of a battle between two armies. These duels sometimes served as a way to prevent extensive loss of life, with the winner's side being granted victory. […]
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These days, Europe’s kings and queens are cozy anachronisms, trotted out on ceremonial occasions and largely ignored for the rest of the year. But for 1,000 years, the royal families of Europe murdered and feuded ruthlessly in search of absolute power. Assassinations were common, and many a medieval tyrant ended his days failing to fend […]
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You’re digging in a peat bog. Your spade hits something a little hard. When you pull back, you see a face staring at you. Naturally, you call the police because you think you’ve stumbled upon a murder scene. Turns out you were right; someone was murdered, but it was centuries ago. Peat bogs have the […]
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The Fermi paradox, first introduced by physicist Enrico Fermi, asks the question, "Where is everybody?" Or, more specifically, "Where are all the aliens?" When we factor in the size of the universe, the number of Earth-like planets, and a range of other variables, there should be tens of thousands or more extraterrestrial civilizations in the […]
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There's nothing wrong with giving a child a unique and interesting name. But future parents, take note: Don’t settle on the brilliant choice that popped into your head at 2:30 in the morning, a half-hour after giving birth. Take a moment to make sure that you do not actually hate your child and aren’t about […]
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Humans love color. It affects our moods, attracts our attention, defines our culture. We use it in our national identities, and we’ll spend weeks agonizing over swaths of it for our kitchen. Our visual sense is often our strongest, and color has been an important part of our existence from our very earliest history. Sometimes […]
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Few things intrigue and terrify man like the specter of his own destruction. Through cinematic, artistic, and literary mediums, we fight and glorify death on a daily basis. In a partial attempt to cope with our mortality, we fixate on real-life killers, rationalizing their existence whenever possible and sometimes turning them into accidental celebrities. The […]
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There is a saying that dogs are man's best friends. These stories prove that dogs are inherently loving and loyal to owners, and in many cases, other living beings that they care about. Many of these dogs have put their own lives at risk to save the ones they love, and without them, lives would […]
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Wrongful arrest is terrifying. You could be just going about your business one moment, and being carted off to a police black site for a shower-based encounter with a dude nicknamed 'The Butt Shredder' the next. But, worrying as the thought is, at least it's unlikely. Like, there's no way you'd ever get hauled off […]
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Some call them conspiracy theories. Loony or not, many hypotheses about history contain more than just a glimmer of truth. From secret societies to unrecorded interactions, the possibilities of alternative history are many. These 10 are just some of the more fascinating examples. 10The Knights Templar And The Mandaeans Photo credit: Wikimedia The Mandaeans are […]
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Some people prefer movies in which all issues are sorted out by the end of it, and everything is tied together with a happily-ever-after bow. Others prefer flicks that make them think and wonder long after they've left the cinema or switched off the TV. On this list are some unanswered movie questions that have […]
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We like to imagine that we learn from our tragedies—that when the worst moment comes, people change their ways and start working together to make things right. But sometimes, even after the catastrophe is over, the tragedy continues. People get swept up in the havoc and chaos of the moment and do things that make […]
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The following cases detail grizzly crimes committed long ago at the hands of trusted household servants. The majority of the sentences handed down, though harsh, were precedent in setting the dismal and merciless tone that capital punishment embodied in America and Europe. 10 Bridget Durgan Photo via Bryn Mawr College In the late 19th century, […]
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We take great pains to make sure our food is as clean as possible. There are even government agencies dedicated to the task, and some of the most common practices in our own kitchens are geared to keep our food clean. Its in our nature. Still, we have free will and we can choose to […]
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It can be hard to find that special someone. Fortunately, history is here to help. Whether you are looking for "the one" or want to become a real Casanova, these dating tips are guaranteed to help you out. (Disclaimer: Not actually a guarantee.) 10 Use A Fan For Subtle Flirting Fans have been around for […]
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Egypt was one of the first great civilizations on earth. They lived at the dawn of history, in a time that was very different from the world we live in today. One of those differences was their gods. The Egyptian gods had the heads of animals. That might seem like a tiny detail, but it […]
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Disneyland has been open since 1955 and gets millions of visitors a year. It is known as a place for clean, family fun. But here’s a list of some known and not so known facts about Disneyland. 10Black Sunday After two decades of planning and a year of construction, Walt Disney transformed a 160-acre orange […]
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The conditions that create modern mummies are odd—sometimes in the extreme. Sometimes, they are the victims of violence, but more often these are cases of the elderly, suicide victims, and the tragically alone. In some cases, these modern mummies are created by family members, who through mental illness or religious devotion cannot give up the […]
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Throwing around theories can only get the experts so far. For the more hands-on type of researcher, nothing beats being able to recreate something from history, bringing back to life the machines, words, technology, and even foods that sustained our ancestors. Recreations can link the past with the present, and sometimes, the knowledge that returns […]
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Infamous convicted murderer Charles Manson has spent nearly five decades imprisoned since his death sentence in 1971 was commuted to life. Suffice it to say that his peculiar behavior behind bars is far from that of a model prisoner. The following 10 facts take a glimpse into the life of a caged madman as well […]
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Nowadays, typos are an extremely common blunder. Who doesn't make a typo when texting, writing a paper, or even sending out a resume? Typos can be found in beloved books, celebrity tweets, and even newspaper articles. We’re used to them, but they never fail to amuse us when pointed out. Below, we have a list […]
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On August 15, 1945, Emperor Hirohito announced Japan’s surrender to the Allies. The Second World War was at an end. For the millions who heard his voice, this was a profound moment. For some, it was a relief after a long, painful war. For others, it was a betrayal. Some refused to believe it. Some […]
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Let’s say you have a problem with one of your senses. Who would you go to? Otolaryngologists deal with your ears, nose, and throat (which is why they're often just called ENTs). Ophthalmologists deal with your sense of sight. If you have problems with hearing, smell, taste, or sight, you just go to one of […]
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Listverse readers who have been here since our inception nine years ago will remember a regular feature we used to have called “Your View”. Basically we propose a question, answer it ourselves, and then ask you to tell us what you think. I have decided this week that we will bring this feature back to […]
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Most books are either written to convey information and evoke understanding or to entertain while inspiring emotions and wonder. And they almost always do just that. But some written works, if true, imply very interesting and intriguing mysteries. These mysteries can relate to the metaphysical origins of the works as well as the paradigm-shifting conclusions […]
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For millennia, people have lusted for ivory. The creamy white substance is derived primarily from the tusks of elephants. However, mammoths, walruses, whales, hippos, and warthogs have all contributed to the ivory trade. Ancient hunter-gathers used ivory for tools as well as their most sacred objects. Since then, countless other cultures have carved ivory into […]
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Today is the big day! The Honorable Donald Trump (and yes, that is the official title of the president-elect) will be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States of America. It has been a long and troubling road to the White House for Mr. Trump, and the citizens of America (in fact, the […]
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Few things are more dangerous than exploring caves. For the men and women who travel into the depths of the Earth, the risks are incredible. As they squeeze through narrow pathways, climb down steep chasms, and dive into freezing subterranean waters, they play a dangerous game with their lives. On a good day, these people […]
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Over millennia, we developed a complex and nuanced pharmacopoeia to deal with our ailments. Today, modern medicine is beginning to embrace these ancient cures. Researchers and archaeologists are working tirelessly discover these age-old remedies and develop new treatments from time-tested medicine. 10Anglo-Saxon Eye Salve Photo credit: Wikimedia In 2015, scientists recreated a ninth-century Anglo-Saxon treatment […]
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Casting choices can affect a movie more than we realize. We have ideas about the actors in Hollywood that affect how we see them, and we read certain things into their demeanors. The little differences in how we see every performer can completely change the experience of seeing a film. If some studio executives had […]
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The history of the US presidency is full of well-known oddities, scandals, and moments of heroism. But there are also lesser-known moments that deserve recognition. Some of those moments were full of guano, shocked the nation, or had the potential to change the course of US history. 10 Grover ClevelandIllegitimate Child Photo credit: Library of […]
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Stretching over 10,000 kilometers, the Silk Road extended from the Mediterranean in the west to India in the south, and China in the east. It was formally established in the third century as the principal route linking the East and West. However, there are accounts of trade along this trail going back much further. Constant […]
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For much of history, homosexuality has been hidden away—if not in closets then in the privacy of people's homes. Because of social stigma or cruel punishment, people were unable to live their lives openly. Yet history is littered with people who have formed strong same-sex relationships, whether sexual or not. It may be that some […]
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Death is difficult for some to take. There are countless cases of people living with the remains of their loved ones months or even years after death. Often, these are tragic tales of the elderly and mentally ill who fear that reporting a death will have terrible repercussions. Sometimes, they are unaware of the presence […]
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