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  • 10 Quirky Facts About The IRS

    Another April 15 has just gone by. People who have filed their taxes can heave a sigh of relief while they await any tax refunds. People who have yet to file their taxes and haven’t requested an extension may be too late to avoid the interest and late payment penalties of the IRS. However, there […] More

  • 10 Nonexistent Things We ‘Discovered’

    Human history could be said to be one of ever-increasing knowledge. Overall, we know more today about a great many things than people did in centuries past. That doesn’t mean, however, that there weren’t a number of missteps along the way. You wouldn’t think it’d be that easy to “discover” something that doesn’t actually exist—because […] More

  • 10 Brutal Facts About The Most Humane Method Of Execution

    Mankind has likely practiced executions since before recorded history. But only relatively recently have we turned our attention toward developing more humane methods. In 15th-century Europe, the suffering of the convicted was an important feature of justice. But as time went on, people began to seek something less brutal. The lethal injection was first introduced […] More

  • Top 10 Weird And Wonderful Facts About Hair

    There is more to hair than growing and harboring dandruff. Strands have superpowers, like a sense of smell and helping some creatures to hang by their hair. Biological wonders aside, there is the fascinating world of hair archaeologists who investigate the enigmatic bobs and weaves that once were fashionable in long-dead cultures. Hair can also […] More

  • 10 Fascinating Facts And Finds Involving Temples

    Human history is dotted with temples. Today, their ancient walls often hold strange relics, some of which are the only evidence that missing temples once existed. Not all places of worship are dusty ruins-and-pottery affairs, though. Many are still in service or the products of new religions. While the classic oldies tell tales of biblical […] More

  • 10 Facts About The History Of Prosthetic Limbs

    Unlike the gecko and the octopus, humans, unfortunately, can’t regrow lost limbs after they’ve been severed. That’s why prostheses, artificial limbs, have such a long history in engineering and medicine. From the horrors of war to the devastation of disease, history has provided ample opportunity for innovation. Today, thanks to the imaginations of inventors, amputees […] More

  • 10 Facts About The Boeing 737 MAX Air Crashes

    On October 29, 2018, Lion Air Flight 610 slammed nose-first into the ocean soon after takeoff from Jakarta, Indonesia. All 189 passengers and crew on board were killed. A similar incident occurred on March 10, 2019, when Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed, killing all 157 passengers and crew aboard soon after takeoff from Addis Ababa, […] More

  • 10 Moments In The History Of Heroin

    If there’s one drug that has earned its infamous reputation, it’s heroin. Heroin has become a major problem worldwide and enjoys a vast trade infrastructure of black markets and seedy street dealers that continues to fund its existence. Within the past decades, drugs created with the intention of replacing heroin or heroin-like drugs have inadvertently […] More

  • 10 Astounding Facts About Extremely Low Temperatures

    Over the past 150 years, scientists have developed a number of methods for reaching extremely low temperatures. Fluids like liquid nitrogen and liquid helium, both of which have significantly low boiling points, have been put to use across numerous fields. More recently, laser cooling techniques have also been deployed. These methods have given rise to […] More

  • 10 Surprising Facts About Japan’s Railway System

    Japan has one of the busiest and most efficient rail systems in the world. This might be surprising, given that high passenger volume and efficiency don’t always go hand in hand. That efficiency is achieved in some ways you might not expect, and train companies employ a wide variety of tactics to keep things operating […] More

  • Top 10 Facts And Mysteries Revealed By Chromosomes

    Inside every organism are molecules called chromosomes. These threadlike structures hold genetic instructions, and every human cell normally has 23 pairs. Under the microscope, so to speak, these molecules can prove the history books wrong and solve long-standing mysteries about impostors. They reveal rare conditions, where talent comes from, and even ancient massacres. Perhaps the […] More

  • 10 Beautiful But Toxic Flowers

    It’s kind of a paradox: Plenty of people fantasize about having a “secret garden” backyard, with flowers blooming throughout the year. How many of those people have the time and will to properly tend to such a garden, however, is another story. At the very least, many people have a favorite flower—even if that flower […] More

  • 10 Times Memes Got People In Trouble

    Memes are humorous. That’s the idea. If you’ve been on the Internet at any point ever, you’ve probably come across one. Maybe you’ve even made a few of your own and reveled in your own creative wit. But memes don’t always turn out well for everyone involved. Several people have helplessly watched their lives ruined […] More

  • 10 World-Class Liars Who Just Didn’t Know When To Stop

    We all lie sometimes. Studies have shown that, on average, humans lie 1.65 times a day, and it is believed that this is a conservative estimate.[1] In other words, the participants in the survey lied about how much they lie! Some people, however, take lying to a whole new level, either because of the scale […] More

  • 10 Best Radio Hoaxes You’ve Never Heard Before

    If we read or hear something today that sounds a little strange, all we have to do is check the facts. But before we all had access to Google in our back pockets, people relied on the truthfulness of reporters. This was even more impactful when radio was one of the only news sources. This […] More

  • 10 Best Radio Hoaxes You’ve Never Heard Before

    If we read or hear something today that sounds a little strange, all we have to do is check the facts. But before we all had access to Google in our back pockets, people relied on the truthfulness of reporters. This was even more impactful when radio was one of the only news sources. This […] More