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China’s Epic Traffic Jams Are the Longest in the World

Think you've been stuck in some ridiculous traffic jams? You won't believe what drivers in…

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10 Stubborn People Who Refused to Move Out

Home is where the heart is, and for these residents that meant the heart was…

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The Star-Spangled Banner’s Drinking Song Origins

You may stand to sing it now, but in its earliest form America's national anthem…

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Coffin Clubs Let Senior Citizens Embrace the Great Beyond in Style

These senior citizens are showing death who's boss by using their impending afterlife as a…

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The Great Depression Dance Marathons: Jiving Like Your Life Depended on It

In an era when food was a luxury for most Americans, dance marathons could mean…

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10 Bizarre Facts You Didn’t Know About Halloween

Halloween hasn't always been about kids collecting as much parental-sanctioned sugar as they can. It's…

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China’s Elaborate Copycat Cities Mirror Western Living for the East

In the '90s China wanted to bring the Western world to its home shores, beginning…

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The Top 10 Sporting Events Played in Unusual Places

The modern-age sports fan has been getting the stops pulled out for them when it…

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Too Much Work and No Sleep: A Disaster Waiting to Happen

All work and no sleep makes Jack (and Jill) not only exhausted but possibly dead,…

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The 10 Most Dangerous Foods From Around the World

If you are what you eat and you're regularly ingesting some of these deadly food…

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The Congo Dandies: Millionaire Style on One Dollar a Day

A well-made suit and colorful tie can go a long way, or so the Sapeurs…

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Christine Ren’s Surreal Underwater Artwork With a Global Message

Christine Ren is on an ocean conservation crusade, and she's using breathtaking imagery to help…

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Germany’s Moving Performance Art for Train Passengers

The Moving Land art project featured a sneaky shark and long-distance runners out-pacing a train…

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Top 10 Famous Protests in Sports

Major sporting events always have a spotlight on them, which is why they're prime locations…

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Pilots Take to the Sky to Rescue Dogs in Need of Forever Homes

Pilots N Paws is doing whatever it can to help out stray dogs in shelters…

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Umoja: The African Village Where Men Are Banned

An African village is offering local women fleeing sexual violence and abusive relationships a safe…

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10 Epic Adventures You Need to Add to Your Bucket List

Looking to add a little excitement to your daily routine? Here's our suggestions for casting…

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The High-Diving Horses That Risked Death Every Day to Entertain People

Animal cruelty had a different definition 100 years ago, as the immensely popular horse diving…

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Why We Need to Stop Telling Women to Smile

Interesting Shit's Amber Healy discusses the fine line women are forced to walk between smiling…

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10 Animal Heroes Of The Past And Present

A hero can come in many shapes and sizes, but as we like to point…

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10 Bizarre Food Phobias People Are Actually Suffering From

Food is something most of us enjoy—sometimes, a little too much. So it may be…

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10 Unique Sounding Languages

There's a lot of ways to vocally communicate on this planet of ours, but thanks…

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10 Things in Nature That Look Like A Penis

We're trying not to be dicks about this, but there's a lot of stuff in…

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Pablo Escobar’s Sex-Crazed Cocaine Hippos

Cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar’s legacy as a narcoterrorist has a bizarre side note to it…

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The World’s 10 Most Dangerous Festivals

Is being terrified really that fun? The debate is on about which is crazier: attending…

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10 Stories To Make You Feel Better Now

Wrapped up in all the negativity that's on the news right now? Here's a friendly…

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Tultepec’s Magically Dangerous Fireworks Festival

In the United States and Canada we love our fireworks like anyone else, but one…

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Calcio Storico: The World’s Most Violent Game

Picture a sport that is a cross between football, rugby, and an all-out street brawl,…

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10 Human Emotions You Didn’t Know Had Names

The general consensus is humans have six basic emotions, but within those recognized emotive states…

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Sweden’s Spooky Cemetery of Cars

The Båstnäs car cemetery in Sweden is a beautifully eerie forest where nature is sinking…

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Miracle Mike: the Headless Chicken Who Wouldn’t Die

Usually the term “walking dead” conjures a picture of horrible rambling zombies, but for a…

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Hong Kong’s Housing Cubicles of Shame

Hong Kong is in the midst of a crisis, and it’s one that often has…

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The Underground Orphans of Bucharest’s Sewers

Bucharest’s sewers are home to unfathomable secrets that come in the form of its drug…

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The Amputated Toe Cocktail and the Near-Miss International Incident

'You can drink it fast, you can drink it slow, but your lips must touch…

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10 Things In Nature That Look Like a Vulva

You can talk about the womanly side of Mother Nature and what she represents in…

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The Forgotten Fighters of the AIDS Epidemic

AIDS took no prisoners. It continues to be an unforgiving and heartless condition; stealing the…

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The MS-Suffering Wonder Woman of Marathon Running

For 47-year-old Annette Fredskov, when a 2010 Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis was given to her she…

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Nepal’s Kung Fu Nuns Are Using Martial Arts For Peace

You usually don’t hear the words ‘kung fu’ and ‘nuns’ in the same sentence, but…

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The Abandoned and Resurrected Gaya Land in South Korea

When our Bob Thissen visited Gaya Land in Gimhae, South Korea, it was an eerie…

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Cuba’s Culture of Recycled Inventiveness

Necessity is the mother of invention, a saying the nation of Cuba has embraced and…

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Beijing’s Rat Tribe of Subterranean Humans

Turning would-be survival bunkers into homes by choice and economics, Beijing residents are moving into…

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Cancer, Marathons and Terry Fox’s Legacy of Hope

Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope began with the dipping of his artificial leg in the…

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The Story Behind the Raiders of the Lost Ark Fan Adaptation Just Keeps Giving

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then the three pre-teen lads who did…

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Moscow’s Stray Subway Riding Dogs

What’s a dog to do when you don’t have a roof over your head and…

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10 Good News Stories to Brighten Your View of the World

The world has expanded access to fresh water, restored sight to four million blind people,…

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The Origins of Idioms: Where Your Favorite Phrases Were Hatched

So you’ve found yourself enjoying a morning bowl of your favourite bran-based breakfast cereal and…

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The 8 Tallest Abandoned Skyscrapers in the World

The skyscraper has long been the symbol of power and prestige. For generations humans have…

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Sadako Sasaki: Tragedy, Hope and 1,000 Paper Cranes

Sadako Sasaki — you might not know the name, but if you know anything about…

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Great Lakes Winter Surfing: Warm Wetsuits and Frigid Waters

Gale-force winds and snow squalls: two things that usually mean you're breaking out the shovel…

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Kopi Luwak: The Good and the Bad of Civet Poop Coffee

Any discussion on kopi luwak, some of the most expensive coffee in the world, must…

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Life Beyond a Gender Label: Is Male or Female Our Only Choice?

Some people might shrug it off as a fad; others take the path of self-righteousness…

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From the Top of the Cash Pile to the Depths of the Earth: Iceberg Houses

Proving there’s more to some houses than meets the eye, London’s upper crust are digging…

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Shakespeare Behind Bars Brings the Bard’s Words to Captive Participants

Prisons are not designed to be pleasant places. They are harsh, cruel, unforgiving. They can…

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In Japan Renting a Friend Turns a Hired Gun Into a Buddy

Anyone will be your best buddy if you pay them enough, right? Guess what? In…

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Museo Atlántico is Europe’s First Underwater Contemporary Art Museum

British eco-sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor is back again, this time with a massive new undertaking…

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15 Fearless Women of the Last 100 Years

These women risked life, limb, and liberty to achieve great things in the last century.…

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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Nikola Tesla. For Real.

The Internet loves him, and you've probably seen a few articles about his eccentricities, but…

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The True Story of Pocahontas Was No Disney Fairytale

Pocahontas wasn’t even her real name. Most kids who go to school in North America…

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The Nine Lives of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Author of The Little Prince

What the world needs now is more people of great skill and talent who write…

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The Man Who Walks Backwards to Help Move World Peace Forwards

No steps forward, approximately 76,650,000 steps back. Meet Mani Manithan, an India-born shopkeeper who believes…

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How a ‘Locked-in’ Man Dictated a Bestseller Using Only One Eyelid

Trapped in a body that almost overnight became a brittle shell of its former state,…

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Coral Castle is a One-Man Engineering Marvel

See that luminescent bouquet of soon-to-be wilting roses you have in your hand that you’re…

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15 Images That Will Blow Your Mind

We here at Interesting Shit still have that sparkle in our eye. Our universe is…

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The World’s Tallest Graveyard: Everest’s Toll

Climbing Mount Everest, the tallest peak in the world, is not for the weak of…

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5 Strange Things Uncovered in the Melting Permafrost

As ancient Arctic glaciers melt and retreat from their centuries old positions, the permafrost found…

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6 Unusual Foods Options for Dinner

Whether it be an office luncheon, dinner with the in-laws, or just a party with…

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Ota Benga: The Man Who Was Kept in a New York Zoo

Racism. Whether overt - like racial segregation, or the rambling comments of a certain American…

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Jason deCaires Taylor is Saving Coral Reefs by Creating Living Art

Go big or stay home. We’ve all heard the saying, but for British-born sculptor Jason…

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Tower of David is the World’s Tallest Slum

For eight years it stood, 45 stories of skewed symbolism casting long shadows over Venezuela’s…

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Las Vegas Keeps the Neon Lights On and the Homeless Underground

Welcome to the 300 or so miles of flood tunnels inhabited by approximately 1,000 homeless…

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The Strange Story of Sugarman

In the age of the internet, we tend to take knowledge for granted—especially when it…

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Residential Schools and Genocide in Canada

Some mistakes can be apologized for with a Hallmark card. Then there are the colossal…

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Luddites: 200 Years of Technology Innovation

Luddites. Everyone knows one. It might be your friend who is stubbornly and embarrassingly using…

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New York City and the Oyster. It’s Complicated.

Chef’s choice of twelve succulent bivalves paired with an Absinthe Drip at Williamsburg’s Maison Premiere...…

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Empire State Building

There aren’t many buildings more famous than the Empire State Building. It’s been featured in…