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  • 10 Things That Will Make You Die Laughing

    Laughter is said to be the best medicine, but, as with all drugs, overprescription is a dangerous thing. For most people, the most significant side effect of laughing is a pain in the ribs and perhaps some damp underwear, but for a few people, there is a real risk of overdose. Some people have underlying […] More

  • 10 Apocalypses That Didn’t Happen This Century

    Mankind has always made predictions about the future, and quite a few people throughout history have claimed to know what lies ahead. Even during the 20th century, sci-fi writers made some surprisingly accurate predictions about the computerized 21st-century space age. Then there are the doomsday prophets who, over the centuries, have repeatedly predicted the end […] More

  • Top 10 Unusual Shoreline Finds

    Every day, the oceans crash upon countless beaches. More often than not, oddities arrive between the usual flotsam of shells. There is always the mandatory monster’s carcass and real species so surprising that few can recognize them. The most bizarre shoreline finds are usually man-made. From large pieces of foreign harbors to hundreds of Garfields, […] More

  • 10 Weird Things That Make Earth Science Fascinating

    Earth science is an umbrella term for the disciplines studying our world. They include geology, meteorology, and oceanography, to name a few. Within these fields, researchers recently found things that should not be there, processes that work when they should not, and an epic global event that everyone missed. From NASA confusing mud to a […] More

  • 10 Wacky Australian Fundraisers

    Australians are known for their larrikin sense of humor. We are also a generous lot and like to raise money for our local community organizations. Raffles, lamington drives, and charity balls tend to become a little boring, and community fundraising committees are always on the lookout for new and interesting money-raising ideas. So, combine humor, […] More

  • 10 Rude-Sounding British Places With Unbelievable Backstories

    The British Isles are home to some of the most lavish and historic landmarks, many of which are famous all over the world. Think Big Ben or the Houses of Parliament. But perhaps not as famous are the unbelievably named towns and villages found strewn throughout the land. When we say “unbelievably named,” we actually […] More

  • 10 Strangely Specific Burial Requests

    As sure as we all are born, we will someday die, and when that day comes, something is going to have to be done with our remains. People are generally content to be interred in a cemetery or to have their ashes occupy a treasured place on a loved one’s mantle. But sometimes, the deceased […] More

  • 10 Interesting April Fools’ Day Pranks We Saw In 2019

    Another April Fools’ Day has come and gone. Like every other year, we saw people and corporations come up with elaborate April Fools’ pranks. Some were so well-thought out that many actually fell for them. Some of these successful ruses were even unveiled before April Fools’ Day to make them look more truthful. Other pranks […] More

  • 10 High-Profile April Fools’ Jokes

    April 1 marks the day when pranksters come out of the woodwork for an annual joke fest. Young and old join in the fun, coming up with pranks to fool or embarrass their friends, family, and colleagues. Some Aprils Fools’ jokes have become a bit stale; others miss the mark. Some have even been known […] More

  • 10 Victorian Explorers Into The Paranormal

    It is well-known that the Victorians were keen on science, engineering, and mad inventions. They had a morbid fascination with death, but they had a spiritual side, too. So it was only a matter of time before they became obsessed with spiritualism and the paranormal. In doing so, they approached the unknown like any other […] More

  • 10 Surprising Facts You Didn’t Know About Flat-Earthers

    Flat-Earthers, as the name suggests, are people who believe the Earth is flat, despite all the evidence to the contrary. Flat-Earthers believe statements that the Earth is round to be some conspiracy promoted by governments, space agencies, and private corporations. Interestingly, however, they do believe Mars is round. Trying to prove that the Earth is […] More

  • 10 Weird Laws And Why They Were Passed

    There are many weird laws around the world today. The majority of them were passed centuries ago and have never been repealed, although they’re not currently being enforced. Still, many of them are on the books, and plenty of people can unknowingly commit crimes for various odd reasons, though they probably won’t actually get in […] More

  • 10 Bizarre Things You Didn’t Know People Can Get Addicted To

    We think of addiction as something that must be detrimental to one’s health. However, in reality, many of us are addicted to various things that may not hamper our lives in any way. These addictions are still quite real as well as essential for our day-to-day functioning. It may be coffee for some, cleanliness for […] More

  • 10 Weird Ways People Got Back At Their Rivals

    There’s nothing wrong with a little healthy competition. Of course, it’s much more interesting when the competition is unhealthy. People will sometimes go to extreme lengths to get back at their rivals. Dedicated one-uppers have erected statues in clear view of their rivals, built fences around their homes, and even built towers named after their […] More

  • 10 Things Surprisingly Controlled By Our Genes

    Our genes do more than just determine our characteristics. They also influence other unbelievable things like our lifestyles, spending habits, eating preferences, and smelly armpits. That sounds weird, but it’s true. This is the result of the way that evolution works. People with the most favorable genes survive, while people with unfavorable genes die off. […] More

  • 10 Real Objects With Alleged Supernatural Powers

    Human beings have always been fascinated with magic and myth. We like to believe that we might stumble on something that will make us extra special, be it alien parents or scientific experiments with unforeseen consequences. Sometimes, we like to believe that ordinary objects are imbued with supernatural powers that will heal the sick, curse […] More