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Human beings are an ever-evolving species. Once, we carried spears and created fantastic works of art on the walls of French caves. Today, we carry smartphones and trip over things because we…VIEW STORY
J.K. Rowling Confirms a Hermione Theory We Suspected All AlongHarry Potter fans have spent countless hours mulling over the books and film franchise and have devised some pretty spellbinding theories about the world of witchcraft and wizardry, some of which…Respected Historical Figures Who Were Actually Terrible PeopleNobody's perfect, but some people aren't even close…We Finally Understand What the End of 'District 9' Really MeantThere's a lot going on in this uncommonly smart sci-fi hit, especially in the final act. Did you come away wondering what really happened and what could end up happening next? Not to worry…Why Dogs Stare at You & Other Canine FactsThe bonds we have with our canine companions are unlike any other friendships or relationships we have. Some of us love our dogs like children, and it's no wonder. There's an unconditional…This is What The Avengers Should Actually Look LikeIt's fair to say that the Marvel Cinematic Universe's version of Iron Man is pretty much on point, in a very broad sense. Without Iron Man being true to the comics, the whole Marvel movie world…Movies That Are Practically FlawlessFilmmaking is an insanely difficult process. There are so many people involved, each with their own creative vision, that it can be hard getting everyone on the same page. Plus, you've got to deal…This Insane Conspiracy Theory Will Keep You Up All NightThe truth is out there—except it's probably not nearly as complicated or terrifying as some people would like to think. Modern life is challenging enough without introducing insane conspiracy…The History Channel Has Been Lying to Your FaceAhh, the History Channel. Old timers might remember the History Channel as a stream of World War II documentaries, but a lot has changed at the History Channel. The new History is a cranky old…Insane Stunts That Ended in TragedyScientists Think They've Solved the Bermuda Triangle MysteryIt stretches from Bermuda to Puerto Rico to Florida, and it has supposedly swallowed up over 1,000 ships and planes since the 1600s.  Some call it the Devil's Triangle, but it's better known as…What Happens When a Man Grows a Beard, According to ScienceBeards are in. The bearded look was once reserved for mountain men and lumberjacks, but just about anyone can rock a beard these days. But what does all this scruff mean for men's faces? Here are…The Bizarre Rule All Area 51 Employees Are Required to FollowArea 51 is most commonly thought of as the place where the government keeps UFOs and alien secrets, but no one outside the highest levels of government knows the truths that hide in the top secret…Stuff That Happened on Classic Film Sets That'd Be Illegal NowThere's a reason Hollywood sets aren't like classic film sets were. That's because producers and directors used to take such extreme liberties that they routinely endangered everyone's lives…The Worst Part of Pompeii's Destruction Wasn't What You ThinkYou might think the most disturbing part of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii was that the people had no warning. But while Pompeii's destruction was awful and tragic…Places on Earth That Are Still Totally UnexploredAdventurous people out there have the resources to explore the furthest reaches of the Earth. But while it seems every last spot will get explored, researched, and photographed, there do remain…The Scary Secret of the Spanish Inquisition People Don't KnowMany, many awful things have been done in the name of religion. For Christianity, the Spanish Inquisition is near the top of the list. The Spanish Inquisition was terrible, but the worst part…Horrible Things That Really Happened in Ancient GreeceAncient Greece is often remembered nowadays as a civilization driven by enlightenment. To many, the Ancient Greeks' world was progressive, democratic, and peaceful, and there's a lot of truth…Famous Historical Events That Were Totally Made UpThe ancient Greek writer Herodotus had two nicknames, "the father of history" and "the father of lies," and the people who called him by these names used them to mean the same thing. History as we…The Trail of Tears is More Messed Up Than You ThoughtThe story of the Trail of Tears is pretty simple. In the 1830s, the Cherokee people were forced from their land by the U.S. government and forced to walk 1,000 miles.Horrifying Discoveries Made While Away from Other HumansMost people today live in cities and just escape to the great outdoors when they're feeling reckless. There are plenty of reasons to avoid the great outdoors, like the fearsome power of Mother…Here's What Nobody Told You About Noah's ArkThe story of Noah's ark is one of the most beloved Old Testament tales. Noah built that ark for a long time, then there was the great flood, and all the animals boarded two by two and so on. But…The Untold Truth of Kari Byron From 'Mythbusters'Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman might be the poster boys for MythBusters, but Kari Byron's light has arguably shined just as brightly as theirs. Kari Byron brought a lot of flair, personality, and…Messed Up Things Most Don't Know About Europe After WWIIHistory textbooks paint the end of World War II as the end of the atrocities of the time, but World War II's effects were just beginning. Some seriously messed up stuff happened in the aftermath…On-Set Photos That'll Change How You Watch Horror MoviesHorror movies have been freaking out audiences at least since 1896's Le manoir du diable, using lighting, mood, and special effects to try to incite terror, suspense, and dread among their…The Biggest Scandals to Ever Hit the History ChannelLong ago, when the internet was young and facts still had meaning, there was a television network known as the History Channel. It featured shows about history. That version of the History Channel isSecrets Scientists Wish They Had Never DiscoveredWe all do things we later come to regret, but for most of us that means a bad investment, poor decision, or even drunken behavior. Some members of society are in a position where their actions…Mysteries of Ancient Rome That Remain Unsolved to This DayWhoever murdered this child 1,800 years ago totally got away with it. They buried the body beneath the floor of a third-century Roman fort near Hadrian's Wall, and it was only discovered when…The Most Awful Part of a Viking Raid Wasn't What You'd ThinkThe Vikings were renowned for their brutality and the devastation their longboats brought. History and legend are filled with tales of the destruction they left in their path, but as historians…Idiot Mistakes That Totally Changed the Course of Human HistoryMistakes happen. Sometimes, idiot mistakes happen. And sometimes those idiot mistakes have awful consequences, like centuries of persecution and racial hatred. But other times, idiotic mistakes can…The Peculiar Trait That Connects Most Serial KillersOne of the things that terrifies us the most about serial killers is randomness. Serial killers choose victims at random, and they seem themselves to be somewhat random — many people who have…These Bodies of Water Are Too Dangerous to Even TouchAndalusia, Spain's Rio Tinto is a toxic mix of heavy metal mining byproducts and acid drain-off. Since about 3,000 BC, the areas around the river have been mined for their rich deposits of gold,…The Story of Christopher Columbus Just Gets Weirder and WeirderChristopher Columbus is a complex figure nowadays, especially in the U.S., where he basically used to be considered a Founding Grandfather. He didn't land where he planned…Royals Who Went Missing and Were Never FoundIt's good to be the king. Who wouldn't want to rule an entire nation, be subject to no one else, wear purple robes, and get to eat whole peacocks with their feathers still attached for dinner…Why You Should Probably Skip These Popular Tourist Traps1001 Places to See Before You Die. Top 10 Must-See Sights in Asia. 50 More Incredible Places for the Pantsless Tourist … we've all seen these articles, and others like them, plenty of times…The Most Disturbing Part of the Black Death Isn't What You ThinkThe Black Death was really messed up, and everyone knows it. One of the worst parts had to be the, well, death. And there was a lot of that, but it may not have been the worst part.These Once-Popular Tourist Traps Are Now Ghost TownsGhost towns aren't just reserved for former gold bust villages and other places that look like low-rent sets for Westworld. Cities all over the globe love letting buildings go to rot, including…Chilling Photos That Were Taken Moments Before Tragedy StruckYou can't possibly know when you're seconds away from being part of a historical catastrophe. Many of the most frightening incidents of the last century have happened without warning, seemingly…The Worst Part of the Chernobyl Disaster Isn't What You ThoughtOn April 26, 1986, there was a catastrophic accident at the USSR's nuclear power plant near Chernobyl. Despite the deaths caused by the explosion at Chernobyl, other effects of the disaster are…Everything You Thought You Knew About Expiration Dates Is WrongHow many times have you checked the expiration date on something, checked the calendar, and then chucked a half-full container in the garbage? This is a problem on a massive scale, and it's so big…You Should Never Let Your Pets Sleep in Your Bed. Here's WhyHaving a pet can be wonderful for your health. That wagging tail when you walk in the door not only makes you feel good — it probably encourages you to live a healthier lifestyle. No matter the…7 Nuts You Should Stop Eating NowScience Reveals What Women Find Most Physically AttractiveShiny shoes. Clean-cut clothes. Well-groomed hair. Once all these artificial coverings are stripped away, what exactly about a man is attractive to women? A new study has revealed substance wins…This Is the Real Difference Between Wild and Farmed SalmonIt's no secret — Americans love their salmon! From restaurants to wildlife to culture, salmon is a surprising superstar. Second only to shrimp, salmon consumption in the U.S. is on the fast…You Should Never Put a Lemon in Your Drink. Here's WhyWith all the tough decisions we face in life, your beverage should be a simple one. Unfortunately, that's not always an easy choice, either. What you add to your drink could be not only ruining your dYou Should Never Get the Fries at McDonalds. Here's WhyAs a nurse and mom of young children, I like to keep my distance from McDonald's. It's no surprise that the food is full of fat and sugar. We all remember watching Morgan Spurlock completely…Huge Scandals That Will Always Haunt CostcoCostco has had some pretty large-scale scandals in the headlines. They've centered around everything from their pharmacy, to their hiring practices, and their hot dogs, but their customers have…Things at McDonald's Even the Staff Won't EatMcDonald's employees might have the whole menu at their disposal when it comes time for them to order their own meals, but what do they skip? These are the items that McDonald's employees won't…Never Buy These Foods at AldiWe're all looking for ways to save money on our grocery bills, and if there's an Aldi near you, that might be the way to go. With Aldi hitting a growth spurt in the US market, you're more likely…You Should Never Reheat Chicken in the Microwave. Here's WhyThe microwave is something of a wonder appliance, but it's not always the best option when it comes to reheating foods. Before you zap last night's chicken dinner, find out the real reason why reheatiWe Finally Understand Why We Shouldn't Drain Pasta in the SinkIt doesn't matter if you're making a quick meal for yourself or a Thanksgiving feast where your extended family decides to come over for a free meal (and free wine). When it comes time to clean…Dangerous Food Trends You Should Absolutely Never TryWe live in an era of social media, and it's no secret that food trends are huge. Some rise and fall in a relatively short time, others we remember for their utter weirdness, and we're always…Don't Eat at Golden Corral Again Before Reading ThisWherever your feelings about Golden Corral lie, on the spectrum from blecchh to bring it on, there are quite a few fun facts you might never have suspected about this temple to all-American…These Optical Illusions Prove You Can't Always Trust Your EyesBack in 2015, the nation—nay THE WORLD—came together to furiously debate an issue that would have—until very recently—been considered completely absurd: What color is this dress?Here's Why You Should Stop Charging Your Phone OvernightMost nights, the last thing I do before I close my eyes and drift off to dreamland is scroll through my phone and charge it by my bedside overnight. If you are like me, your phone battery won't…The Real Reason Cats are Scared of CucumbersIf you’re a feline owner, then you’ve probably seen the viral videos of cats being scared of cucumbers. We tapped a vet to find out what’s going on.New Evidence Suggests Grim Reality About Titanic WreckageNewspaper reports have claimed new pictorial evidence which suggests human remains may still be on board the Titanic, one hundred years after it sank.Terrifying Sounds That Were Recorded in Space"In space, no one can hear you scream," reads the tagline for the original Alien movie. And that's true: for the most part, interplanetary space is just a big bag of nothing. But that doesn't mean…Science Says You've Probably Already Seen a GhostBelieve in ghosts? You're not alone. While there's no scientific evidence that ghosts really exists, there is plenty of evidence to explain why so many people think they do. Here's what's going on.The Most Dangerous Countries for Women to VisitIt would undoubtedly be a better world if everyone were free to travel safely, but unfortunately, some places remain dangerous for women. That doesn't mean you can't (or shouldn't) go. It just…Girl Makes Head-Turning Discovery at the BeachA middle school girl stumbled upon a buried treasure while spending her spring break on a beach in North Carolina. Avery Fauth and her family love to scour the sand for shark teeth whenever they’reScience Says This Body Type Is the Most Attractive NowBeauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it seems all the fitness influencers on Instagram have triggered a cultural shift.Israel May Have Solved One of The Bible’s Biggest MysteriesAn archaeological discovery announced on Sunday in Israel may help solve an enduring biblical mystery: Where did the ancient Philistines come from?The Freaky Truth About Water BearsScientists Say They May Have Found an Alien ProbeScientists discovered a strange interstellar object, called Oumuamua, late last year. Now, the research team speculates that it could be alien in origin. What's the truth?Why Robert F. Kennedy Thinks JFK Was Really KilledRobert F. Kennedy had his own suspicions regarding the assassination of his brother, President John F Kennedy, in 1963, and may have felt partly responsible.  He also uttered the prophetic words…The Truth About Why There Aren't Any Snakes in IrelandLegend tells it that in addition to introducing Christianity to Ireland, St. Patrick banished all the snakes from the Emerald Isle, chasing them into the sea from atop a cliff where he had…Scientists Discover Evil People Share 'Dark Triad' of TraitsPsychopathy, egoism, sadism and narcissism are among the traits considered to be a part of the dark side of humanity — and new research has found people who exhibit these traits all share a common…Study Reveals After You Die, Your Brain Knows You're DeadYou’ve probably heard about how those who have died and come back to life say they saw light at the end of a tunnel.Words Irish People Use That Totally Confuse Americans“Listen, I'm going to slap on me runners and leg it down to the chipper!” If you understand this sentence then you’re well on your way to understanding how the Irish use the English language and…The Bathroom Experience You Need to Know About Before TravelingYou’ve put together your packing list, double checked your important documents, and you’re confident you’re all set for your next trip. But are you? Your travel agent might not share this, but I…Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities in the WorldGangs, drugs, politics, crooked police… Here are 10 cities where you need to watch your back.Theory Says Men Nearly Caused Human Extinction 7,000 Years AgoGenetics can reveal many buried secrets. An extramarital dalliance. The origins of our ancestors. In this case, it may have revealed that men almost exterminated themselves some 7,000 years ago.The Sports Photo That Rocked Australia Turns Into a Money FightThe photo that rocked Australia last week is back in focus — this time in the form of a T-shirt that’s been banned on intellectual property grounds, according to an online retailer hoping to cashTwo Snakes Devour Each Other in Terrifying VideoA man taking a hike through his property in Ballandean, Australia, came upon a horrific scene: two snakes trying to eat each other. According to him, the larger snake eventually prevailed, and…NASA Stunned by Mysterious 'Creature' in Jupiter's CloudsSpace enthusiasts have spotted what they claim is a mythical “creature” hidden in the swirls of Jupiter’s cloud system. NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently revealed a new…Missing Sub That May Have Brought Nazis to South America FoundA missing German submarine said to have taken the defeated Nazi leadership to South America has been discovered after being lost at sea for nearly 73 years.Those Cute Labradoodles Mask a Dark, Disturbing TruthWith its cutesy curls and plaintive eyes, it’s no wonder the labradoodle became America’s second-favorite dog in 2010. But the man who first invented the breed by crossing a Labrador with a poodle…Scientist Eaten Alive by Massive Crocodile During FeedingA scientist was eaten alive by a 17-foot long crocodile after being dragged into its enclosure while she fed it on Friday. Deasy Tuwo, 44, was feeding the croc named Merry early on Friday morning…Ex-Workers Reveal One Item You Should Never Order at McDonald'sReddit users who claim to be McDonald’s past and present employees have revealed the menu item you should never order from the fast food restaurant and why.Another Advanced Species May Have Existed on Earth Before HumansOur Milky Way galaxy contains tens of billions of potentially habitable planets, but we have no idea whether we're alone. For now Earth is the only world known to harbor life, and among all the…Couple Defends 'Dangerous' Instagram Train Stunt PhotoWhile some of their 211,000 followers called the shot “epic” and “perfection,” others blasted the pair from Brussels — whose bio says they're on an “indefinite honeymoon” — for setting a risky…The Chilling Selfie Teens Took Before a Tragic Bridge CollapseThree young women – including two teenagers – suffered multiple fractures after falling more than 30 feet off a rundown bridge as they posed for selfies…Tourists Destroy Massive Louvre Installation Within HoursThis is why we can’t have nice things. On the evening of Friday, March 29, a massive collage was installed around the glass pyramid in the Napoleon Court of the Musée du Louvre. It was a tributeNorth Carolina Officials Cast Spotlight on 'Zombie Snakes'Parks officials in North Carolina is alerting the public about a“zombie snake,” a mild-mannered critter indigenous to the state that often plays dead to defend itself from predators.Testing the Popular Tennis Ball Unlocking HackLife hacks are all the rage these days. Unfortunately, most of the tricks found across the web aren't actually very helpful. While using dental floss to cut a birthday cake might be a decent party…14 Secret Code Words You're Not Meant to KnowThese phrases are meant to sound like random letters and numbers, but in certain situations, they can be signs of a serious emergency.Why You Shouldn't Kill Spiders in Your HomeChances are, you react to seeing a spider in your home in one of two ways: You either let it be or kill it with fire. Of course, most people don't prefer creepy-crawly insects getting cozy in theWhat a 30-Day Break From Smoking Marijuana Does to Your BrainCannabis is now legal in Canada and several U.S. states, but its effects on the brain aren’t fully understood.What Would Happen If You Eat Avocado Every DayNew York Times best-selling author Frank Lipman, MD, says, “Avocados are truly one of nature’s little miracle foods and I encourage you to enjoy them several times a week.” From adding it to your…The Surprising Truth Behind Costco's 5-Dollar Rotisserie ChickenNo trip to Costco is complete without eating your way through all the delicious samples and walking out with the retail chain's signature rotisserie chicken in hand.Stonehenge Gives Up Another MysterySpring Allergy Capitals: Which City Ranks the WorstAre you sneezing through spring? Find out if your city is on this list of the most challenging places to live with spring allergies.The Best Places to Live in the WestLies You Were Taught About Other PlanetsSpace, said Douglas Adams, is big. Really big. That's the best definition we can think of, and we're pretty sure it's not wrong. There are, however, a whole bunch of space things you think you're…Bizarre Facts You Never Knew About St. PatrickSt. Patrick's Day is all about the Irish and our beautiful country Ireland but did you know that there are many aspects of the big day that we can not claim as our own invention? Such as the St. PatriThe Budget-Friendly Travel Destination You Should Visit SoonLatvia and the whole Baltic region are not as popular among travelers as they deserve to be. Architectonical beauty and low prices make it a paradise…Man Breaks Into Crocodile Enclosure, Goes as You'd ExpectThe Florida Times-Union reports St. Augustine police responded Tuesday morning to reports of vandalism at the Alligator Farm Zoological Park. Police say officers found blood and clothing in the…Rare 'Corpse Flower' Returns to Stink up NYC This Summer"The corpse flower has begun to open," says New York Botanical Garden's Director of Glasshouse Horticulture Marc Hachadourian in a video posted posted on Facebook. The stinky flowers take…Guy Tries to Pet Fox, Ends How You'd ExpectA man filmed his encounter with a red fox on a street in Port Adelaide, South Australia, in a funny new video. When the man offered his hand to the fox, the creature predictably took a little nibble.Ravens Have Personality Quirks Just Like HumansHumans have very advanced brains — or at least we think that’s the case based on what we know about life from an admittedly small sample size of a single planet — but we’re not the only…U.S. Neighborhoods and Cities With the Lowest Life ExpectancyThe bottom 50 cities and neighborhoods all have a life expectancy at least 13 years or less than the national average.Hypoallergenic Cat BreedsLost for Over 75 Years, Found 14,000 Feet DeepDeep sea explorers find a WWII aircraft carrier sunk in 1942 deep beneath the South PacificAstronaut's DNA No Longer Matches Identical Twin After SpaceAstronaut Scott Kelly had an identical twin brother when he ventured into space and set the record for most consecutive days spent in orbit, but not anymore.These States Have the Biggest Home Price IncreasesHome prices are on the rise in several states, while others are experiencing little to no change. The folks at RefiGuide.org compiled data from Zillow on the states that have seen the biggest…Eerie 'Ghost' Spotted on Top of Irish MountainAn incredibly eerie “mountain ghost” has been caught on film at the top of an Irish mountain. The rare phenomenon, known as a Brocken Bow, was captured at the summit of Croagh Patrick in…Cat Accidentally Hitches Ride From Utah to FloridaA pet cat from Utah went on a real-life “Incredible Journey.” An animal rescue group in Marianna, Fla., posted a picture of the lost feline on its Facebook page, along with the animal’s…US Government Offers $1K to Adopt a Wild HorseIn an effort to control the population of wild horses, the U.S. government is offering $1000 for anyone who adopts the majestic animals, CBS reports.The Safest Places to Wait Out a TornadoIf a tornado were headed towards your home, would you know which room to go to for shelter? According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the United States gets an average of…Young Girl Playing in Puddles Dies After Falling Into ManholeA 3-year-old Chinese girl died while playfully jumping in puddles — and accidentally falling into a rain-filled manhole. The girl fell into the open sewer on June 11 as she played games while…Ireland's Amazing Disappearing LakeBack in 2010, the summer drought in Ireland led to fears that a major lake would once again disappear overnight. On Monday, November 22, 1955, Lough Funshinagh in County Roscommon completely…You Probably Don't Know the Entire Truth About Typhoid MaryMary Mallon should have lived the American dream. But when this chef found typhoid outbreaks following everywhere she went, Typhoid Mary's life changed forever. Here are facts most people don't…7 Fun Things To Do In AtlantaAtlanta is known for its comfort food and civil rights history. But here are 7 things you may not know.Would Mars or Venus Kill You First?Deep Sea Divers Find Plastic Bags While Exploring Uncharted ZoneThe dive, which broke a record previously set by "Titanic" director James Cameron in 2012, uncovered a depressing detail: plastic bags and wrappers floating in the deepest depths.This Is the Uncomfortable Truth About Christopher ColumbusTime to recognize other great Italians on Columbus Day and not a founding father of the slave trade responsible for over 3 million deaths.Did a New Study Just Reveal the Loch Ness Monster?Scotland's Loch Ness monster myth is nearly a century old…but a New Zealand scientist claims he may have found proof she exists. Here's what you need to know.This Is How a Regular Bee Becomes a QueenA honey bee hive contains different types of bees, all with important roles to play. However, the most important – and longest living – bee is the queen bee, as she is the only sexually developed…Ohio Cop Lures Runaway Pig Into Car With PizzaThis little piggy may have run away, but all it took was an Ohio police officer offering up some leftover pizza to get him back home. It was not immediately clear if he went “wee wee wee”…World's Biggest T-Rex Found by Canadian PaleontologistsThat’s one gigantic dinosaur. Paleontologists at the University of Alberta recently reported the world’s largest Tyrannosaurus rex, and the biggest dinosaur skeleton ever found in…Scientists Catch Chimpanzees Cracking Open and Eating TortoisesBERLIN — Scientists have observed wild chimpanzees tucking into an unusual snack: tortoises, whose hard shells they crack against tree trunks before scooping out the meat.Divers Have Unbelievably Close Encounter With Monstrous SharkThe Aloha Scuba and Diving Company had a one of a kind experience when they were approached by a massive shark while swimming near Oahu. What's Really Keeping People From Going ElectricMore than a third of drivers in the UK say they will not switch to electric cars until the prices fall to the same level as those of petrol or diesel cars…Teens Save 8-Year-Old Boy Dangling from Ski LiftA group of teenagers came to the rescue of an 8-year-old boy who nearly fell from a chairlift onto the hard snow during a heart-stopping ordeal at a Vancouver ski resort.11 Ways to Use Your Old SmartphoneSmartphones! Everybody loves 'em. In fact, they're an absolute necessity in today's information age. We don't do anything or go anywhere without our little magic pocket slabs. But here's the…Three in Four People Prefer Driving Over Flying, Here's WhyDo you get a familiar pang of dread anytime you have to go to an airport? You’re not alone. In fact, the average American would happily add six and a half hours onto their traveling time if it…Bomb Cyclone Kills 2, Cripples Travel in Colorado, Great PlainsHere are the latest impacts from Winter Storm Ulmer.Storm Chaser Captures Rare Sighting in the SkyRare upside-down lightning has been captured in slow-motion footage by a storm chaser. Freak weather in Texas produced the backward lightning flashes, which lasted about half a second in real time buThe Common Sign That Your Dog's Secretly StressedIs your dog acting unusual? Perhaps he or she seems overly anxious or depressed. Stress is more common in dogs than you may think. Even worse, stress can negatively impact your dog's health.Top Things To Do At Komodo National ParkVisit Komodo Island and see Komodo dragons in their natural habitat during your trip to this stunning national park…The World's Cheapest and Most Expensive Cities RevealedMercer conducted an annual survey comparing the cost of living and rental accommodation and created a list of World’s cheapest and most expensive cities…An Entire Universe May Exist Inside Every Black HoleMost experts agree that the universe started as an infinitely hot and dense point called a singularity. Wait a minute. Isn't that what people call black holes? It is, in fact, and some physicists…This Picturesque Montana Lodge Looks Like a PostcardWhether you prefer skiing in the winter or hiking and fly-fishing in the summer, this Montana rental is a perfect year-round destination. With 6 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, and boasting amenities…Video of Spiders Emerging From Egg Will Haunt YouTo some, just one spider is enough to give them the creeps. But this next video is what nightmares are made of.How to Rack up Millions of Frequent Flyer Miles Without FlyingThis couple got $29,000 in plane tickets for just $15. Here’s how they did it.These Ancient Ticks Were Found Full of Dinosaur BloodResearchers working with ancient amber thought to be nearly 100 million years old have discovered something that sounds like the beginning of a new chapter in the Jurassic Park franchise: a host…The Disturbing History You Should Know About This 'Death Island'"Koh Tao" literally means "turtle island", but this picturesque divers' haven just off the coast of Thailand has developed a reputation for something else in recent years: mysterious deaths…Places to Stay at With the Most Iconic Views in the WorldThese 10 vacation rentals from TripAdvisor offer some of the best views of the world’s most notable landmarks—right from your window.The Creepy Reason You Should Bring a Post-It on Every FlightRecently, passengers on Singapore Airlines and American Airlines flights noticed something odd about the in-flight entertainment screens in front of them.The Island of the Dolls Has a Murky and Terrifying HistoryYou may have noticed that we have a thing for spooky places here at the Curiosity offices. There's just something really thrilling about a place with a dark and mysterious past. It's even betterWorld's Largest Waterfall Isn't What You ThinkBuried far underneath the water's surface in the Denmark Strait between Greenland and Iceland hides the largest waterfall known to man. Underwater waterfalls, known as cascades—or, when they're…11 Incredible Winter Wildlife Encounters in the WestThe natural world is teeming with wildlife activity in winter—don’t miss out on the experience of a lifetime.Mysterious White Light Spotted on MarsOldest Strain of Plague Found in 5,000-Year-Old Human RemainsScientists have unearthed an ancient strain of plague that may have had a hand in wiping out some of our early ancestors. A young woman who died 5,000 years ago was struck down by a previously…You Might Have the Most Common Form of SynesthesiaWe've already told you all about synesthesia and how rare it is, but one thing we didn't mention was that there's actually a pretty good chance that you experience it. Not everybody has a sensory…Rare Lynx Spotted in Michigan Puzzles Wildlife ExpertsA video of a mysterious feline traipsing through snowy woods in Lexington, Michigan, in February captivated locals who pondered what the animal could possibly be. Monique Touchette-Soper, whose son…The Deadly Toxin That Lies Inside 'the Suicide Tree'The cerbera odollam is a medium-sized hardwood tree, endemic to India and southeast Asia, that can grow up to 32 feet (10 meters) tall. Nothing remarkable there. It's not like this tree is trying…Adorable Bears Caught Playing Peek-a-Boo, Stealing KissesMost bears slow down during winter, but the colds of Scandinavia didn’t keep this bear family from an adorable frolic in the forests of eastern Finland. Photographer Valtteri Mulkahainen, 59, was…15 Things You Should Never Do in a Hotel RoomYour health and your wallet will thank you.The Most Mysterious Shipwrecks in HistoryWe are fascinated by shipwrecks, probably because of sunken treasure and pirate legends. When no one can tell the stories of these shipwrecks, the explanations get weird and mysterious and creepy…Incredible Waterfalls You Have to See to BelieveFrom the highest falls in the world to cascading clear waters over the lush rainforest, these five waterfalls are something you have to see to believe…'Swarmageddon' of Over 1,000 Earthquakes Rocks CaliforniaA “swarmageddon” of more than 1,000 small earthquakes rattled parts of California over the past three weeks, according to a new report. For some, the bout of seismic activity affecting San…Everything You Were Taught About the Great Wall is WrongIt's a colossal mass so big it stretches across international time zones. A collection of matter so unimaginably huge tourists from round the world flock to see it. 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