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10 Legendary Pranksters From Before The Age Of Television

Asked to name a favorite prank, many people would cite the time that Sacha Baron Cohen (while dressed as his Bruno character) invited Paula Abdul to sit on furniture made from living people. They’d probably even mention how Abdul went...
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10 Things You May Not Have Known About The Land Of Pangaea

10 Things You May Not Have Known About The Land Of Pangaea

When we first learned about Pangaea in school, it seemed like a mystical world where land went on forever and animals and plants inhabited places we could not even imagine. Just thinking about all the continents fitting together like a...
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Top 10 Weird Feats And Facts About Water

Water may look placid, but its capacity for strangeness seems unlimited. Unique among Earth’s liquids, water has quirks that make scientists and weathermen love their jobs. It inspires awe with massive and bizarre storms, swirls, clouds, and even strange...
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10 Facts That Show Why Caligula Was Rome’s Craziest Emperor

Every Roman emperor has a few crazy stories under his belt, but none of them compare to the tales of Caligula. He’s the one Roman emperor historians are fairly sure was certifiably insane. Six ancient Romans wrote about Caligula’s life,...
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10 Mind-Blowing Things That Happened This Week (6/22/18)

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 significant, unusual, or just plain old mind-blowing stories each week. It’s a sign of just how...
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10 Little-Known Stories About How Slavery Ended Around The World

We talk about slavery almost as if it was something that only happened in the United States. Slavery is treated as a distinctly American legacy and American shame—but that couldn’t possibly be farther from the truth. Nearly every country in...
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10 Strangest Unexplained Phenomena In Our Solar System

Space is so mind-bogglingly vast that it can become easy to see the solar system as the astronomical equivalent of our backyards: ordinary, close at hand, and containing very few black holes. However, the truth is quite different. There are...
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