CULTURE

Dad Whose Family Can't Afford An In-Ground Swimming Pool Has A Brilliant Trick Up His Sleeve

A backyard pool can be the ultimate source of endless summertime fun. It can also be really, really expensive. In-ground pools can cost thousands of dollars, and compromising with an above-ground pool often feel like a cheap half measure.

The Case Of The Bell Witch Haunting Is More Terrifying Than Any Horror Film

Most of us learn at a relatively young age that supernatural spookiness isn’t real. Sure, it’s fun to watch and read about tall tales, but there aren’t too many parents telling their kids that there might actually be a monster under their bed.

Crazy Video Reveals What Really Happens When People Try To Pour Water Over The Hoover Dam

Visually stunning and often fantastically engineered, dams are proof that man can indeed tame nature. By controlling the flow of water, cities are able to generate electricity and effectively manage resources.

Miners Uncover A Stunning Underground Treasure Trove Full Of Bizarre Glowing Rocks

Usually when you think about an underground mine, you only really imagine what comes out of them. Sure, mines may be where we go to retrieve coal and diamonds, but there’s a lot more to mining as a profession than many of us realize.

Here Are The Strange Meanings Behind These 12 Common Gravestone Symbols

When a loved one passes away, their family members typically select a headstone design for the cemetery burial. It’s always sad to lose someone, but the headstone is a nice way to forever remember them in a beautiful way.

Freakishly Lifelike Animal Ski Masks Bring Out The Inner Beast In All Of Us

Winter is almost here, which means the wind is picking up and our winter gear is coming out of storage. Pretty soon, it’ll be the perfect time to hit the slopes.

12 Weird Things That Our Ancestors Used To Do All The Time

Our ancestors love to remind us how much “better” things were back in their day. From buying a gallon of milk for five cents to wearing clothes of a higher quality, they’ll be sure to let us know that the way things operate these days is just no good!

Family Discovers An Unexpected Piece Of American History While Renovating Their Basement

Your standard home renovation isn’t likely to turn up any major surprises. Outside a few budget-bending snafus, you aren’t likely going to find something that makes your coworkers’ jaws drop when you rehash the renovation experience at the water cooler.

Anyone Thinking Of Throwing Out An Old Water Heater Should Follow This Guy's Lead Instead

From copper pipes to entire appliances, we’ve all tried to relieve ourselves of junk while cleaning the house—and maybe make a profit from it, too. But have you ever considered giving it a second life? One man did, and his DIY project might just make you take a second look.

Couple's 'Genius' Tipping Method Just Infuriated Half Of The People On The Internet

How many of us have struggled to calculate the tip every time we go out for dinner? In addition to the math involved (shoutout to places that put the percentages at the bottom of the receipt!), you have to factor in the service itself.

16 People With Such Bad Luck They Must Have Upset A Wizard

Everyone knows someone who seems to be constantly followed by disaster. It’s as if there’s a rain cloud of bad luck hanging over their heads wherever they go.

People Freak Out After Dad Posts A Photo Of His Son Playing Next To A Mysterious 'Buoy'

There’s nothing better than spending a day on the beach in the summertime. Whether you prefer to splash around in the cool water or lying out on the sand just soaking up the warm rays, you know you’re going to enjoy it. Of course, if those options don’t suit your fancy, you can always go hunting for treasure!

One Amazing Thing Nobody Realizes They Can Actually Cook On The Grill

There are few things more divine than a pizza. Amazingly, the mouth-watering cheesy goodness that offers a subtle crunch and a hint of sweetness makes for not only the perfect dinner, but lunch and breakfast as well.

20 Incredibly Unsettling Vintage Halloween Costumes

Among other things, Halloween is the time of year where people can really express their creativity. Whether it’s carving pumpkins, baking desserts, or putting together eye-catching ensembles, there’s a chance for everyone to show their artistic sides.

Santa Claus Is Real, And These Archaeologists Think They've Found His Tomb

Just about every child learns about Santa Claus at a young age. And though it’s fun to pretend that a jolly old man with a big white beard surprises them with gifts under the tree every Christmas morning, there comes a day when they learn, sooner or later, that he’s not real. (Spoiler alert!)

14 Trippy Photos That Will Seriously Warp Anyone's Brain

Every time you take a picture, you’re hoping to capture a single moment in time. Happy memories like weddings and birthdays are great examples, as are other, more unpredictable events.

Guy Lays A Bunch Of Old Windows Out On His Lawn Only To Blow Everyone Away A Few Days Later

Few things are as satisfying as making something with your own hands. When the project you’re tackling is where you live, that satisfaction can reach a whole new level.

Impressive Sculpture Makes People's Jaws Hit The Floor When They Get A Closer Look

Remember the time you successfully finished your first origami crane or a paper airplane as a child? The first time you manage to accomplish something like that is when you feel like a real artist.

People Are Stunned That Mom Sends Her Daughter To School Like This Every Day

Shelley Gifford of Melbourne, Australia, has been a huge fan of braiding hair for as long as she can remember. When her daughter, Grace, expressed interest in styling her hair this way, Shelley was more than happy to oblige. She adorned her little girl’s hair with lovely French and Dutch braid designs and a tradition was quickly born.

Here Are The Most Secure Places To Wait Out A Zombie Apocalypse

When it comes to supernatural threats, it doesn’t get much scarier than zombies. Sure, they might not be particularly smart or agile, but their relentless hunger for braaaains is enough to send a shiver down anyone’s spine.

9 Genius Ways To Reuse Old Plastic Bottles Around The House

Countless plastic bottles are consumed every single day around the world. They’re a regular part of modern life—in fact, about one million plastic bottles are purchased every minute—but that doesn’t mean they can’t still cause problems.

What's Hiding Inside This Old German Air Hangar Is The Last Thing Anyone Would Expect

If you plan a trip to the central European nation of Germany, you’re certainly not expecting to see any pristine tropical beaches or picturesque waves. You’d have to visit a locale closer to the equator if you’re seeking that kind of vacation. Or would you?

Man Inherits His Great Uncle's Safe And Finds The Treasure of A Lifetime Inside

Not only does sifting through a relative’s old belongings offer a great opportunity to learn about their past, but it allows us to uncover hidden secrets, too.

19 Of The Most Controversial Photographs Ever Taken

It’s no wonder why people say “a picture is worth a thousand words.” A photograph captures a moment in history, preserving that moment in time forever. From there it can be admired and studied by countless generations to come.

Man Who Buys A Dresser For $100 Finds A Secret Drawer With Something Astonishing Inside

While everyone would love to make some decent cash from their used valuables, it’s often more convenient to just give them away. That’s part of the reason why garage sales and yard sales are such great places to find decent items at bargain prices.