flat earth
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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…

fairy tale world featured
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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…

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Will Future Technology Be Able To Bring The Dead Back To Life?

Future technology. Resuscitation is one of those topics that is regularly discussed in the world of science. Resuscitation is highly unlikely at present due to the lack of the needed technology for success. However, it might be possible in the…

selfies 1
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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…

very hottest place
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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…

snow-dragon-FEATURED
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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….

changed history
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The People That Changed History With Their Disastrous Mistakes

Idiots that changed history. Yes, it happened to us all at one point or another. We’ve all felt the slow burn that comes with the realization that we’ve done something horribly wrong. Whatever you did, chances are good that you…

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…

Panda-Ant
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This Cute Panda-Ant Is Actually A “Cow Killer” Wasp

Cute panda ant. The panda-ant may look cute, but its sting is painful! Technically not an ant but a wasp, its colors and patters are aposematic, warning other predators to stay away. Only the female is wingless, and despite sometimes…

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This Store Sells T-Shirts With Hilarious Incorrect Quotes!

Hilarious incorrect quotes. It’s safe to say that almost everyone has a t-shirt or two with their favorite band, tv show or a movie. So, if you ever feel like wearing a t-shirt with a logo of your favorite band…

false facts about the titanic
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Facts About The Titanic That’s Not True

False facts about the Titanic. The sinking of the Titanic was a disaster on a monumental scale, ending with the deaths of 1,500 passengers in the frigid Atlantic Ocean. It’s been elevated to one of those moments in history that…

Vietnamese People Have the Same Last Name
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Why 40% of Vietnamese People Have the Same Last Name

Vietnamese people with the same last name. The existence of last names in Vietnam dates to 111 BC, the beginning of a lengthy thousand-year occupation of the country by the Han Dynasty in China. Before this time, nobody really knows…

spiders can hear you
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Spiders Can Hear You ‘Walking And Talking’

Spiders can hear you ‘walking and talking’. If you’re already scared of spiders, you’re not going to like this next part. A new study published Thursday in Current Biology found that spiders — specifically a species of jumping spider — can hear sounds…

human eye
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How Many Megapixels Is the Human Eye? The Answer Is Complicated

The human eye. According to scientist and photographer Dr. Roger Clark, the resolution of the human eye is 576 megapixels. That’s huge when you compare it to the 12 megapixels of an iPhone 7’s camera. But what does this mean,…

A 5,000-Year-Old Toy Chariot Was Found!
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A 5,000-Year-Old Toy Chariot Was Found!

A 5000 year old toy chariot was found! The ancient settlement of Sogmatar, which thrived 5,000 years ago, back to the Bronze age, might seem like a world detached from our own. By legend, this is the place where Moses…

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What Life Actually Was Like For A Real Pirate

What life actually was like for a real pirate. In between bouts of pirate-talk and rocking out to Alestorm (or Lazy Town, whichever you prefer), you may have wondered what life would’ve been like if you actually were a pirate….

fire ants
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How Fire Ants Form Towers More Than 30 Ants High

How fire ants form towers more than 30 ants high. Fire ants may not be cute or cuddly, but they have some pretty cool tricks. They can form rafts to survive floods, and researchers have now figured out how they form towers…

digital age
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Scientists Warn That We Are Entering A Digital Dark Age

We are entering a digital dark age You may think that those photos on Facebook or all your tweets may last forever, or might even come back to haunt you, depending on what you have out there. But, in reality,…

missing cat clive cat living in food factory default
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Owner Finds Her Missing Cat After A Year, Now Twice The Size

Missing Cat. Clive, a Norwegian Forest cat, disappeared from his home in December 2014 and left his owners Tanya and Jonathan Irons devastated. The couple launched an appeal on Facebook and put up posters around their neighborhood but unfortunately, to…

Adorbs Baby Opossums Hanging From Branch
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Those Times When Adorable Opossums Were The Unsung Heroes Of Cute

Adorable opossums. Instead of caving to the portrayal of possums as terrifying rat-like trash burglars, this collection of adorable possum pictures will change your mind. The cute possums of the world may carry their young around with them, but they are not carrying disease….