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  • 10 Offbeat Stories You Might Have Missed This Week (5/26/18) - A lot of things can happen in a week, and nobody can be expected to stay up-to-date with everything. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Click here, and you can find out about all the important goings-on in the world. In this list, we focus more on the strange and distinct....
  • 10 Iconic Characters Who First Appeared In Ads - For many viewers, commercials are easily the biggest downside of watching television. They always seem to pop up at the worst possible time, whether immediately following the shocking third-act twist on a basic cable drama or after a snarky reality show host utters the dreaded words, “Right after a word...
  • Top 10 Modern Cases Of Corpse Theft - Body snatching, the more apt term for corpse theft, reached its height between the 17th and 19th centuries, when a whole industry emerged around stealing corpses from graves and selling them to medical schools. The reason for this was not far-fetched. More medical schools were opening, and they all needed...
  • 10 Legendary Treasures Still Waiting To Be Found - What could be more exciting than searching for lost treasure? You might think that the concept is antiquated and has no place in today’s modern world, but you would be wrong. There are plenty of hidden treasures still out there, waiting to reveal their secrets to intrepid explorers. Indeed, the...
  • Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Periodic Table - You’ve probably seen the periodic table of the elements before. Perhaps it still haunts your dreams, or maybe it came off as nothing more than requisite visual background noise meant to make a science classroom look more sophisticated. There’s a lot more to this seemingly random collection of blocks, however,...
  • Top 10 Fresh Finds Proving Space Is Stunning And Strange - The night sky appears static, but the universe is a busy monkey. Cutting-edge science follows its trail, and increasingly, the pickings are unusual and spectacular. Sometimes, answers are given with a flourish or mysteries throw back a couple of sticky wrenches. From the smallest diamond on Earth to the biggest...
  • 10 Plans Scientist Have Already Proposed For Colonies In Space - Until recently, the idea of living on another planet has been little more than science fiction. Lately, though, we’ve had the chance to see one of wildest dreams slowly unfold into reality. SpaceX and Mars One have started projects to colonize Mars, the European Space Agency has been talking about...
  • 10 Secret Rooms Inside The World’s Most Famous Landmarks - Millions of people travel across the world to experience the beauty, grandeur, and heritage of some of the planet’s most popular landmarks. However, there is often more than meets the eye to many historic attractions, things most tourists will never realize are there. For example, many famous landmarks house hidden...
  • 10 Early Hackers From Before The Invention Of The Home Computer - Hackers have been around for a lot longer than you might think. It didn’t start with the Internet—people have been breaking codes and hacking into networks for as long as it’s been possible. Long before computers, hackers were already around, breaking into phone networks, punch-card machines, and even into telegraphs....
  • 10 Bone-Chilling Facts About The Catacombs Of Paris - Graveyards—there’s something inherently hair-raising about them, and to many, they’re some of the creepiest and most taboo places on the planet. What’s scarier than your typical, run-of-the-mill cemetery, though? How about one that houses the remains of millions of Parisians and is located directly underneath France’s capital? Yeah, probably that....

Bizarre

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10 Weird Realities Of Aerial Combat In World War I

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I (1914–1918). By 1914, the airplane was barely a decade old but it already held the potential to revolutionize warfare. Air combat during those brief f...

10 Mind-Bending UFO Encounters From South Africa

While South Africa undoubtedly has a long, rich, and intriguing history, it also has an equally rich collection of UFO and alien encounters that rival almost anywhere in the world. Furthermore, these sightings have seemi...

10 Offbeat Stories You Might Have Missed This Week (5/5/18)

Another week is in the history books, so it’s time to take a gander at some of the notable news you may have overlooked. Of course, if it’s anything truly momentous, you can probably read about it here. Otherwise, pr...

10 Of The Most Amazing And Crazy Claims About The...

“Somebody built the Moon.” This is one radical theory supported by many UFO investigators and ancient astronaut theorists—but one some surprisingly smart people are also supporting these days. Now, before scoffing ...

Top 10 Bizarre Robots We Have Made

Robotics and artificial intelligence are the “in thing” these days. We are seeing so much advancement in both fields that it is becoming difficult to keep up. It is already obvious that we will develop robots to do p...

Entertainment

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10 Iconic Characters Who First Appeared In Ads

For many viewers, commercials are easily the biggest downside of watching television. They always seem to pop up at the worst possible time, whether immediately following the shocking third-act twist on a basic...

10 Celebrity Death Hoaxes That Almost Had Us Fooled

It’s a well-known saying that all publicity is good publicity, and this may be the case for many celebrities nowadays. But imagine checking your social media feeds to find out that you’re actually p...

10 Predictions From ‘The Simpsons’ That Weren’t Predictions At All

There are many reasons why The Simpsons is rightly considered one of the greatest sitcoms (and one of the greatest TV shows period) of all time. It has remained at the forefront of pop culture due to its legacy...

General Knowledge

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Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Periodic Table

You’ve probably seen the periodic table of the elements before. Perhaps it still haunts your dreams, or maybe it came off as nothing more than requisite visual background noise meant to make a science cla...

10 Bone-Chilling Facts About The Catacombs Of Paris

Graveyards—there’s something inherently hair-raising about them, and to many, they’re some of the creepiest and most taboo places on the planet. What’s scarier than your typical, run-of-...

10 Letters From Everyday People On The Other Side Of...

History rewrites the past. It doesn’t just record what happened—it changes it. With a sweep of the pen, it labels whole nations of people as monsters and villains. It reduces soldiers on the other s...

Lifestyle

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10 Secret Rooms Inside The World’s Most Famous Landmarks

Millions of people travel across the world to experience the beauty, grandeur, and heritage of some of the planet’s most popular landmarks. However, there is often more than meets the eye to many historic...

10 Foods We Eat That May Lead To Poisoning Or...

Many consumers take advantage of the foods often found at local grocery stores. We assume that they would never deliberately sell us toxic products. We also believe that commonly encountered ingredients could n...

Top 10 Plants That Led To Useful And Lifesaving Drugs

Med students have to learn about a vast amount of drugs in medical school and are expected to know about them. You might be surprised how many medicines were actually derived from nature. Many know that aspirin...

Science

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10 Offbeat Stories You Might Have Missed This Week (5/26/18)

A lot of things can happen in a week, and nobody can be expected to stay up-to-date with everything. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Click here, and you can find out about all the important goings-on in t...

10 Legendary Treasures Still Waiting To Be Found

What could be more exciting than searching for lost treasure? You might think that the concept is antiquated and has no place in today’s modern world, but you would be wrong. There are plenty of hidden tr...

Top 10 Fresh Finds Proving Space Is Stunning And Strange

The night sky appears static, but the universe is a busy monkey. Cutting-edge science follows its trail, and increasingly, the pickings are unusual and spectacular. Sometimes, answers are given with a flourish ...

Society

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Top 10 Modern Cases Of Corpse Theft

Body snatching, the more apt term for corpse theft, reached its height between the 17th and 19th centuries, when a whole industry emerged around stealing corpses from graves and selling them to medical schools. The reaso...

10 Of The Most Bizarre Baptisms

In April 2018, Pope Francis made an announcement about the importance of baptism in Christian life. The baptismal process, he commented, represents a significant change in a person’s life. Many Christians celebrate tha...

10 Failed Terrorist Plots

Terrorism has been a buzzword for people in the media and the government ever since the infamous September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001. According to Merriam-Webster, a terrorist is defin...

10 Disturbing Facts About President Erdogan Of Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is not well-known outside of Turkey yet. But he is becoming notorious for his violent and radical actions as leader as well as for his increasingly bellicose nature on the world sta...

10 Outlaws Of The Public Enemy Era Almost Forgotten By...

The term “public enemy” first began being used in the United States during the 1920s. The FBI later adopted the term in its early days to describe wanted criminals. Add to this the fact that Prohibition and the Great...