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Liquid ivory? This lost craft is among the oddballs of history that nobody saw coming. More surprises lead to unknown kingdoms, bizarre corpses, and deadly weapons made from people. Top 10 Fascinating Discoveries Involving Fluorescence 10 A Mummy Full Of Grasshoppers In 1937, a mummy turned up in Texas. The man died between 1,400 to
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Dozens of cover songs flood radio stations every year. Sometimes cover versions happen on the spur of the moment during a live concert and other times covers are thoughtfully put together with the hopes of either reviving a band’s popularity or in tribute after the original singers pass away. Many cover songs have been recorded
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We have completely transformed our world through the immense amount of buildings we have constructed, leaving only a few places untouched by man. While many buildings exist for the purpose of serving food, selling things, or living in, there is actually a very rare yet interesting type of building that has been designed to keep
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Anyone who’s had a pet dog, cat, or other animal is well aware of their amazing abilities. A dog can smell scents and odors imperceptible to people, and a cat’s fantastic balance and nimble coordination are greater than those of the most gifted acrobat or gymnast. Animals that aren’t usually kept as pets also exhibit
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With the rise of internet sleuths, true crime podcasts and videos, and discussion forums, it’s safe to say that many people love speculating about real-life mysteries. Social media has allowed people from around the world to connect and share ideas on bizarre occurrences that have puzzled investigators. From murderous birds to jellyfish rain, here are
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Some movie scenes have such a huge impact the first time around, that they warrant a re-watch, or you know, 30 re-watches. These include the shower scene in Psycho, the “you are a toy” scene from Toy Story, the “he slimed me” scene from Ghostbusters and the training montage in Rocky. Often, awesome lines punctuate
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What makes a nation? Over the years, sovereign states have taken many forms and enjoyed widely disparate levels of international recognition. Some were forged by war, others as refuge from it. Some were influential kingdoms, others makeshift micronations. But whether credible or simply incredible, nations that are no more often have fascinating backstories. Here are
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We live in an age of mind-blowing medical breakthroughs. Modern doctors can make the blind see, regrow, or attach totally dismembered organs, or even rouse patients who’ve been in a coma for a long time. However, every now and then, seasoned medical practitioners come across spontaneous recoveries where the patient had little to no chances
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Although cult experts and everyday people still differ in what makes a religious group a cult, most definitions of cult—or “new religious movements,” as sociologists call them—are either too narrow or too general. This is why cult leaders have an easy time recruiting unsuspecting members into their religion-masked followings.  Despite the controversies surrounding cults, they
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Everybody dies eventually. That’s just how life goes. But some people have stared Grim Reaper in the eye, gazed upon him unflinching, and lived to tell the tale. Even when everything went wrong, every possible scenario that should lead to your demise—somehow, these people found a way. Whether through pure skill and talent, timely help from others,
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Sausages are amongst the most culturally ubiquitous foods on the planet, with different versions ranging from South America to the Far East. Living alongside ever present rice dishes, noodle-type things and cakes all over the world, you’d be hard pressed to find a region that doesn’t have some form of minced-animal-filled intestinal lining. But for
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Despite centuries of study, the universe remains largely mysterious, as does the planet we call home. The unknown inspires both wonder and curiosity, which, in turn, often prompt questions. Seeking answers, we gather facts, form hypotheses, and conduct observations or experiments. Sometimes, we remain puzzled. The causes of unlikely phenomena, of seemingly impossible developments, and
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Stories of mythical creatures are never in short supply. According to common folklore, most have ridiculous features and characteristics that may make it impossible to believe in their existence. The fact that we often lack verifiable evidence to prove they are real does not make their situation any better. However, as we are about to
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Just because they’re famous, doesn’t mean they’re not weird sometimes. Or, you know, all the time. From bizarre antics to weird videos and the odd witches’ brew or two, the celebs on this list have done it all. Top 10 Celebrity Scandals Misrepresented By The #MeToo Movement 10 Suicide solidarity  Marilyn Manson is the shock
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Have you ever considered how weird it is that humans have created a multi-billion dollar industry out of finely sliced, deep fried potatoes that often don’t taste like potato? The potato chip, and many other mass produced foodstuffs, can be whatever you want them to be nowadays; anyone who prefers ‘plain’, ‘vanilla’, ‘original’ or ‘ready
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For most of human history the hunt for food was central to daily life. The struggle to get enough to eat was, and for some people still is, a very real one. It is only very recently that some people in wealthy societies find themselves chronically overfed. So one of the best ways for wealthy
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Stanley Kubrick remains one of the greatest directors of all time. Kubrick, an uncompromising perfectionist, would often make the cast and crew endure hours of reshoots. The filmmaker once made the legendary actor Adolphe Menjou perform 17 different takes of a single scene. Manjou exploded in a fit of rage, insulting Kubrick’s parentage and directorial
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What on Earth is Blockchain technology? More like what on the Internet. Blockchain is a system in which several computers linked in a peer-to-peer network maintain cryptocurrency transaction records. Simply put, blockchain technology is a decentralized, distributed ledger recording the source of digital assets. Its incredibly transparent and fraud-safe reputation makes it a desirable advancement
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Many drug users and those struggling with a specific activity addiction find themselves uncomfortable and unable to manage the addiction. Addiction does and most likely will ruin an addict’s life if they use narcotics or continue their desired activity for an extended period. Every year, millions of drug users and activity addicts in America become
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Whether it’s ghost hunters communicating with trapped spirits, or shadowy figures spotted in desolate gravesites, everyone loves to hear about supernatural occurrences caught on camera. The internet is filled with real paranormal stories backed up by scary images and videos that make you want to leave the lights on at night. Footage from around the
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As the phrase ‘witch hunt’ still shows, the Witch Craze of the early modern period is now an infamous byword for superstition, hysteria and irrational cruelty. Yet witch beliefs and persecutions remain surprisingly misunderstood. When people talk about ‘witch burning Puritans’ for example, they wrongly assume that Puritans killed more witches than did High Anglicans
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