clown
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A Ukraine Real-Life Pennywise The Clown Risks Spending 5 Years in Prison

A mysterious prankster who has been dressing up as Pennywise the evil clown from the popular “It” films and trying to scare passers-by has been getting a lot of attention in Ukraine, including from prosecutors who think the people behind…

monsters
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The Origins Of Our Favorite Monster Myths

These days, monsters feel as American as apple pie. They star in our movies, and turn our Six Flags theme parks into Fright Nights. Tom Cruise fights them, and Kristen Stewart gets freaky with them. We treat them like a…

alien abduction
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The Most Bizarre Alien Abduction Stories Of All Times

Alien abduction claims have become a godsend for science fiction writers, bored reporters, and stand-up comedians since the early 1950s. First-hand accounts of alien abductions number in the thousands, and it would seem that a sizeable majority of alien abductees…

Chuck Norris
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False Facts About Chuck Norris That You Always Thought Were True

Chuck Norris is one of those celebrities whose life in the spotlight isn’t all that far removed from the life he really lives. That makes it super-hard to separate Chuck Norris the man, from Chuck Norris the myth. Ready to…

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Psychoanalysis: Sigmund Freud

The Man Sigmund Freud is the father of psychoanalysis. He was a physiologist, medical doctor, psychologist and influential thinker of the early twentieth century. He initially worked in close collaboration with Joseph Breuer. Freud formed the theory that the mind…

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Greenbrier Ghost: Meet Elva Zona Heaster, The One And Only Ghost Who Solved Her Own Murder

You’ll never know what’s in store for you when you hear the true story of The Greenbrier Ghost. It is a remarkable case in which the victim’s spirit testified about its own violent death, and named the murderer! At the…

prison break
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Hilarious Attempts To Break Out Of Prison That Failed

Nobody wants to be in prison — if they do, then the prison’s doing it wrong. Plenty of prisoners have dreamed of escaping and living out their lives in freedom, but rarely do they get very far. In cases like…

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Happy Animals That Will Make You Smile

These happy animals will make your smile! The animals that look like they’re smiling are bound to warm even the stone-cold jaded hearts among us. However, the scientific jury is still out on whether or not animals can/do actually smile….

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Latvian Artist Aniko Kolesnikova Creates Stunning Fairytale Book Covers

Elaborate book covers have been Aniko Kolesnikova’s passion since 2009. The Latvian designer-artist, working under the name Mandarin Duck, specializes in creating dragon-, animal-, bird-, fantasy-, and nature-inspired polymer journals. She occasionally takes custom orders, too. Here is a fantastic collection…

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South Korean Beauty Captured By These Stunning Reflecting Landscapes

The South Korean Beauty by Jaewoon U. He is a landscape photographer based in Seoul with a great eye for finding stunning landscapes reflected in mirror-like lakes and rivers. The reflections in his photos make for beautiful, harmonious compositions, but…

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What Would’ve Happened If We Had A Flat Earth?

Flat earth. One of the great lies told to schoolchildren is that the whole round-earth thing was first proposed by Christopher Columbus, sailing toward the edge of the Earth in hopes of encountering India. The truth is Columbus knew exactly…

dangerous railways
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These Are The Most Dangerous Railways In The World

Dangerous railways. Nobody is actually really scared of trains, are they? Air travel, sure, and you wouldn’t be too surprised to meet someone who gets a bit nervous crossing oceans or driving on tight roads or even getting on a…

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Yes, You Can Actually Visit A Fairy Tale World!

Have you ever wished for a fairy tale world to escape to? Well, if you’re furiously nodding at your screen right now then you’ll be glad to hear that it is in fact entirely possible to do so. We have just…

artificial intelligence
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A Vision of the Future Of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence, defined as intelligence exhibited by machines, is on everybody’s lips nowadays. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has made many changes in our day to day life and has touched every industry, business, consumer and household in a meaningful way. Let’s…

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The Truth About The Dark Side Of Selfies

The dark side of selfies. Our social media feeds are full of self-shot photos of our friends and family looking better than we do, doing things that are more exciting than the things we do, and just generally proving to…

Area 51 Outside Of The Little A'le'inn In Rachel, Nevada
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The Strange Folklore And Atmosphere In Nevada’s Desert Around Area 51

Ryan Koopmans tells the story:   GQ Magazine assigned us to photograph the atmosphere and culture around Area 51, a highly secretive and much talked-about US airforce institution located in the desert of Nevada. We met with local business owners and…

Culture Characters
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This Guy Inserts Pop Culture Characters Into Old Thrift Store Paintings

Dave Pollot is a painter in the US who brings new life to old and forgotten thrift store paintings by adding pop culture characters. He uses these old paintings to combine his interest in painting with his love for popular…

HOTTEST PLACE dallol
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Hell Will Freeze Over Before An Agreement On The World’s Hottest Place

The specific point on Earth that reigns as the planet’s hottest place turns out to be a very complex, loaded question. What defines ‘hottest’ exactly? Do we mean the place that reaches the highest temperature? The place with the highest…

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Snow Artist Walks All Day In Siberia To Create Giant Snow Dragon Mural

Simon Beck, who bills himself as “the world’s first and most famous ‘Snow Artist,’” is back with a new work of unique art – a massive snow dragon that he drew by walking in the heavy snowfall near Yakutsk, Siberia….

Alone With Their Thoughts
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This Study Shows That People Are Terrible At Being Alone With Their Thoughts!

Alone with their thoughts. In 1654, scientist and philosopher Blaise Pascal wrote: “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” Now, there’s some science behind that statement. A study was conducted by the…

Saurian Monster - also known as Thoracosaurus
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And Then There Was The ‘Saurian Monster’ That Terrorized New Zealand In The 1880’s

The Saurian Monster must have left a ghoulish sight in the wake of his macabre stride. It all started in October 1886 when workers found a sheep picked clean to the bones at the Frankton Junction slaughter yards, near Hamilton…

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Cuteness Overload! Baby Animals That Will Make You Go ‘Aww’

Be strong and withstand this cuteness overload! Our parents can probably not wait and are probably relieved to see us grow up!  But in all honesty, our furry counterparts could please just stay babies forever – giving us a cuteness…

Times Square Lights
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Gritty New Cityscapes By Jeremy Mann

Jeremy Mann (American, born in 1979) is a painter best known for his moody, dark cityscapes. Mann graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Fine Art painting, and later attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Working…

unlucky people
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Unbelievable Unlucky People In The Course Of History

Unlucky people. Have you ever got a sneaky suspicion that the universe is sometimes trigger-happy to assassinate you? However, you haven’t met Ann Hodges. She wasn’t particularly special but she was still in the universe crosshairs. Ann Hodges She lived…

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Will Your Brain Evolve Or Regress In The Future?!

Brain evolve or regress. There has been speculation about THE BRAIN as long as we remember. It has been prodded, poked and has been subject to just plain head-scratching ever since our thoughts started to function on a higher level….

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Some Of The 30 Winning Pictures Of The 2019 Nature Photographer Of The Year!

The winners and runners up of the 2019 Nature Photographer Of The Year were announced recently. The standards were incredibly high, as usual. The award was presented at the Nature Talks Photo Festival in the Netherlands and over 14,000 images were…

wolf-like creature
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Actual People Accused Of Being Monsters – Peter Stumpp

Peter Stumpp (alternately spelled Stumpf, Stubbe or Stuppe) was a mid-16th century German farmer who was executed on Halloween in 1589. Unfortunately, we only have one surviving account of what happened in the town of Bedburg that autumn, but it’s…

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The Untold Truth About Hypnosis

Everyone knows of hypnosis because of four infamous words: “You’re getting very sleepy.” But aside from old Hollywood films and sideshow parlor tricks, hypnotism is viewed by many psychiatric professionals as a credible form of therapy when added to standard…

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The Grey Wolf Triumphantly Returns To Southern France

The grey wolf. The battle between wolves and farmers has been going on since the beginning of time, and has been largely uninterrupted over the course of American history. Western Europe, over the course of the twentieth century, has hunted…

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Designer Skyscraper Rises Up Like A Mountain In The City

Beijing-based MAD Architects earned themselves a place on the shortlist of the Southbank by Beulah competition with a green skyscraper that towers over the city of Melbourne. Twisting up as a single tower, the skyscraper is a multipurpose vision that spreads visitors across multiple…