Scientists Studying A Group Of Penguins All Begin Feeling Mysteriously Ill

By Alicia Silvestri

It’s hard not to love penguins. Small, round, flightless creatures that waddle when they walk? Sign us up. Among the charming balls...

87-Year-Old Millionaire Buried A Fortune In The Mountains With A Single Hint For Treasure Hunters

By Cody Mauro

Admit it: You secretly dream of finding buried treasure. The idea of finding that proverbial X denoting that thousands, if...

The Ghastly Story Behind Mary Toft, The Woman Who 'Gave Birth To Rabbits'

By Emma Patterson

Truth be told, history is chock-full of freaks. In fact, the modern-day world we enjoy was built by people with weird ideas and...

19th-Century Man Thought He Took First Photos Of Stars, Scientists Uncovered His 'Trick'

By Olivia O'Hara

During the early days when photography was newly invented, it was anyone’s game. The medium was a fresh frontier, ripe for...

The Aftermath Of The 1918 Pandemic Was Far Stranger Than People Understood

By Emma Patterson

A small group sat at a circular table in a darkened room, clasping hands and bowing their heads. They were waiting for someone — or...

20 Of The Most Foolish Moments In History That Can't Be Undone

By Emma Patterson

Behind every achievement is a stupid mistake…and another stupid mistake…and even one before that. The history books you...

The Titanic Is Posing A Weird Problem That Experts Can't Solve

By Emma Patterson

When you think of “landmark,” images of the Eiffel Tower and Stonehenge probably pop into your mind. We visit these places because...

Dark Details About Life In Colonial America Are Turning People's Stomachs

By Olivia O'Hara

In many circles, people tend to think of the dawn of the United States of America as “the good old days.” Our forefathers, the...

The Story Behind America's 'Lost State' Of Franklin Has Been Buried For Years

By Dan Fitzpatrick

Even the youngest American student knows that the country has exactly 50 states — plus the territories of American Samoa, Guam, the...

20 Historical Figures With Extremely Strange Traits That People Weren't Aware Of

By Emma Patterson

If there’s something every community has without fail, it’s a town eccentric. We all know one: The man who walks down the street...

Rare Photos Reveal A Different Side Of Mardi Gras

By Matt Castoral

Parades, beignets, and a whole lot of beads — this is Mardi Gras. The French-Catholic holiday has served as the pinnacle of...

Clues Unearthed In Ancient Castle Provide Evidence Of Secret Societies

By Lucy Greider

There’s something inherently compelling about secret societies. Are the Illuminati really out there? What goes on at...

Woman Spends Decades Searching For Her Identity Only To Learn The Dark Truth

By Jordan Donohue

When someone stole Axton Betz-Hamilton’s identity, she did not take it lightly. Instead of accepting her circumstances, she...

The Mexican Tourist Attraction That Has Visitors Questioning Its Morbid Origins

By Liz Collins

They stand up on a platform, draped in eye-catching clothing, striking an impressive pose — but rarely do we really look at the...

Students Stumble Upon The Fortune Of A Lifetime In The Most Unlikely Place

By Dan Fitzpatrick

We like to imagine that thrift stores are overflowing with great finds — vintage clothes, valuable antiques, cool records — but...

Wild Facts About The Potoo That Prove They’re One Of The Strangest Creatures On The Planet

By Maggie Watson

There are an estimated 8.7 million species on the planet: that’s a lot of very different animals. From chipmunks to elephants,...

24 Futuristic Gadgets That Are Already Changing People’s Everyday Lives

By Valerie Mulder

Are you somebody who always wants to stay up to date with the latest technologies? Or maybe you’re searching for a gift for...

People Are Now Sending Dolls To Australia For A Peculiar Service

By Dan Fitzpatrick

Everybody had a favorite childhood possession — a love-worn teddy bear or a special blanket. Even well into adulthood, these items...

20 Other-Worldly Sights That Must Go On Everyone’s Bucket List

By Dan Fitzpatrick

There are so many beautiful places scattered across the Earth, so how do you choose which to visit? Crowd favorites like the Eiffel...

China’s Massive Underground Tunnels Now Serve A Very Strange Purpose

By Matthew Castoral

“Better safe than sorry” has been the motto of preparedness advocates for centuries, and despite the hysteria and paranoia...

Man Finds A Brilliant New Way To Cope With His Extreme Anxiety

By Valerie Mulder

Will we get sick? Will our families be okay? Will we have enough money? Will we end up all alone? It is only human to be scared of the...

20 Staggering Details That Prove Being The Pope Is The Wildest Job

By Francesca Rea

The pope, the supreme pontiff, the Bishop of Rome. Whatever you call him, the titles all mean the same thing: he’s the head of...

20 Everyday Items That People Should Replace Sooner Than Later

By Dan Fitzpatrick

Nothing lasts forever, but that doesn’t stop certain people from holding on to stuff for way too long. While they may avoid...

Ancient Roman Landmark Serves A Much Different Purpose 2,000 Years Later

By Liz Collins

Steeped in history, Rome has so many of the world’s most important monuments and stunning ancient structures. The Vatican, the...

Penguin Couple Starts Collecting Pebbles Before Caretakers Uncover Their Real Motives

By Valerie Mulder

When we’re young, we receive love from our families, and as we grow older, we begin to seek it from a special someone. But what...