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  • Geography

No One Can Stop This American Town From Burning

An accidental fire in an underground coal mine has been burning since 1962, forcing residents…

  • Culture

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…

  • Culture

Tultepec’s Magically Dangerous Fireworks Festival

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

  • Culture

Calcio Storico: The World’s Most Violent Game

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

  • Culture

Miracle Mike: the Headless Chicken Who Wouldn’t Die

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

  • Culture

Hong Kong’s Housing Cubicles of Shame

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

  • Culture

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…

  • History

Space Farts: Flatulence Knows No Boundaries

New forms of propulsion in space are usually welcomed by NASA, but the flatulence-power behind…

  • History

London Witches Cast Spells on Hitler to Keep the Nazis Out of England

The idea of witches taking on Nazis sounds like the kind of thing you would…

  • History

The Mysterious, Free-Roaming Zebras of Hearst Castle

It’s a perfect California day: bright sunshine, a light breeze, warm enough to drive with…

  • Culture

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…

  • History

The Female Pope: Stoned, But Not Forgotten

The shattering of Hillary’s glass ceiling would have been quite the pioneering achievement for womanhood,…

  • History

10 Bizarre Medical Practices From History

What would you do if you couldn’t trust your doctor? The medical profession wasn’t always…

  • Culture

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…

  • History

The Pilgrims Were Welcomed to America in English With a Special Request

The pioneers that we now know as the Pilgrims were anxious, given many tales of…

  • Geography
  • Places

The Birth of Africa’s Brand New Ocean Can Be Witnessed Right Now

Politics and country borders change all the time, but the actual physical layout of the…

  • Culture
  • People

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…

  • Science
  • Technology

3D Printed Human Organs: Making Future Transplant Wait Lists Shorter?

Over 120,000 people in the United States need a life-saving organ transplant. Every day, 22…

  • Technology

5 Astounding Metal Detector Discoveries

Ever since Alexander Graham Bell attempted (unsuccessfully) to use a primitive metal detector in 1881…

  • Technology

The Maha Nakhon is One Massive Chunk of Boomeranged Reality

For digital natives, the online realms have become more familiar than aspects of the ‘real’…

  • Culture

6 Unusual Foods Options for Dinner

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

  • History

The Bear That Went To War

World War II was an expanse of awful. Millions killed, displaced and separated from their…

  • History

Brooklyn in the 50s: Where Dope Was a Weed That Grew Everywhere

If there is a stoner heaven, a place where space cowboys like ‘the Dude’ from…

  • Culture

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…

  • History
  • People

The Woman Who Survived a 10,000 Foot Fall

As far as holiday airport mayhem goes, chances are the 92 occupants (86 passengers and…

  • History

The Industrial Revolution’s Peashooting Human Alarm Clocks

This list is a short one of people who enjoy having to wake up bright…

  • Nature
  • Science

Hardcore Drugs For Kids? These Popular Products All Had Them

In the mid-1980s a pair of pastel suit wearing, five o’clock shadow sporting, socks-are-for-suckers-thinking crime…

  • Nature
  • Science

The Simultaneous Kidney Pancreas Transplant: You Want to Stick That Where?

Should you ever find yourself in the position of facing a simultaneous pancreas kidney transplant…

  • Technology

Google’s PlaNet Makes Identifying a Photo So Easy a Machine Can Do It

Google. Don't let the cutie-pie name fool you. Since way back in 1998 we've used,…