CULTURE

Bizarre 1980 Plane Crash That Left A Nation Stunned Is Still Baffling Experts Today

Finding closure after a tragedy is a necessary part of the healing process, but what if that isn’t possible? For the loved ones of missing persons—or those with cases that have long gone cold—the questions they ask themselves can haunt them for a lifetime.

Mastermind Murderer Escapes Capture For Decades While Taunting Police The Whole Time

Getting a roommate is a great idea for those who want to save a little bit of money on rent. It’s also nice to have somebody to share the responsibilities around the house. Unfortunately, finding the right match can sometimes be a complete nightmare.

22 Items That People Should Never, Ever Put In The Microwave Under Any Circumstances

Leftovers—an effort-free encore to a delicious dinner—are practically as good as it gets when you’re feeling a bit lazy and don’t want to make dinner. Still, as with most sequels, leftovers rarely manage to recapture the magic of the freshly-cooked, original meal. But, it doesn’t have to be that way!

Why Ramen Could Spell Disaster For People's Bodies, No Matter How Good It Is For Our Budget

People do all sorts of things to save money on food when their bank accounts start nearing the red. Few options, however, are as ubiquitous as instant ramen. From college students and any other individual living on a strict budget, these cheap noodles are practically essential.

Mysterious Journal Might Reveal The True Origin Of A Long-Forgotten Grave

History is full of unsolved mysteries. Over the years, archaeologists and researchers have managed to explain some of them, but plenty of answers remain unknown to this day. Luckily, dedicated groups of researchers and scholars have made it their mission to uncover the truth.

World's Largest Meteorite Weights Over 100K Pounds But No One Knows Where It Came From

Very few people realize this, but every day, hundreds of pounds of space rock—we’re talking asteroid pieces, iron, rock, and nickel—falls to the Earth from outer space. By the time it lands, however, it has largely disintegrated, which is why we never see it. At least, that’s what’s supposed to happen.

Terrifying Unexplained Photos That Might Be Proof Something Is Out To Get Us

When something can’t be explained, it takes on an eerie quality that tends to make most of us feel uneasy. For some, that means looking for alternative explanations, while for others, it means embracing the fear of the unknown.

Local Man Is Stunned When His Collapsed Driveway Reveals A Secret Room Under His House

From the costly to the back-breaking and everything in between, there are a million miserable ways for a homeowner to spend a Saturday. One weekend the living room might need repainting. The next, there are weeds that require pulling or gutters to be cleaned.

Mysterious Object Was Unearthed On The California Shore After Days Of Violent Storms

It’s not uncommon for big storms to take over media outlets for weeks on end. When hurricane season rolls around, everything from NBC to the Weather Channel packs in wall-to-wall coverage knowing that people all over the world will be glued to their screens. In other words, this weather is must-watch news!

Disturbing Legends And Conspiracy Theories Surrounding The Hoover Dam

Built from enough concrete to stretch across the entire country and used to bring power to 1.3 million people across three states, the Hoover Dam is undeniably one of the greatest examples of human engineering. Yet, aside from being an incredible piece of history, the famous dam has also been the subject of some controversy over the years.

Drone Reveals Bizarre 4,000-Year-Old 'Mole Town' Where People Live Entirely Underground

With a few notable exceptions (looking at you, scientists on Antarctica), humans civilizations tend to center on easy-to-reach areas. Most of the greatest cities in history sprouted up along major waterways for a reason, after all. This is part of what makes one secretive, 4,000-year-old Chinese town so fascinating.

11 Totally Dumbfounding Photos That Seem To Have No Logical Explanation

Seeing is believing… until you see something unbelievable, like an optical illusion. By definition, optical illusions are images that differ from their impartial reality. Sometimes, the most popular illusions are those that simply require another perspective—and their secrets are actually hidden in plain sight.

27 Historical Icons Whose Mysterious Deaths Went Unsolved For Centuries

It should come as little surprise that activists, legislators, and other political leaders are often the victims of violence. When you spend so much time in the public eye, and especially in the world of politics, you’ll inevitably make some enemies. Yet some political figures pay the ultimate price for their work…

Wild Optical Illusion Photos That Almost Nobody Notices At First Glance

Let’s face it: most of us miss a lot of the little details in life. We’re so busy with our day-to-day tasks that we often overlook the things that are right in front of us. This is even true when performing tasks that require our full attention, like solving puzzles!

Here's What Authorities Never Told Us About The Only People Ever To Die In Outer Space

Space is often considered the crossroads of science, exploration, and life itself, and it’s chock-full of mystery; there is a reason why we call it “the final frontier,” after all. Not surprisingly, those courageous enough to venture beyond Earth’s atmosphere and into the Great Beyond face almost inconceivable dangers.

13 Bizarre Ways People Used To Test If Women Were Secretly Witches

Most of us know that the stories of witches throughout history were, largely, based on myths. Unfortunately, the people involved in the Salem witch trials of the late 17th century didn’t think so at the time, and dozens of lives were tragically lost because of this mass hysteria.

43 Bizarre Historical Artifacts That Still Can't Be Explained To This Day

The world is full of mysteries that will never, ever be solved. And that’s what makes the world so exciting; you never know what strange discoveries await you beyond every corner!

The Deepest Hole Known To Man Goes So Far Down Nobody Even Knows What's At The Bottom

In school, we’re taught that beneath the Earth’s crust lies a mantle and core. However, some people theorize (and falsely so) that the center of the planet might actually be hollow or there are a species of reptilian aliens that live under the crust. While those theories are silly, they speak to our fascination with what we can’t see.

Genius 4th Grader Invents A Brilliant Life-Saving Device All For A School Project

A child’s mind is often capable of thinking outside the box and seeing things in a unique way that puts grown-ups to shame. More often than not, they apply their inventive imaginations to telling stories and playing games.

20 Of The Most Bizarre And Gravity-Defying Bridges In The World

The world is full of structural man-made marvels. Just go to any city or globally renowned landmark and you’ll see a plethora of architecture that’s as fascinating as it is functional.

Meet The Mysterious Woman Who Magically Escaped 3 Of History's Biggest Disasters

There are few things as riveting as a survival story. That’s why, after some kind of disaster, news reporters never fail to interview one or two people who inevitably stare into the camera and say, “I was there, and I survived.”

The Hidden Secrets Built Into Medieval Castles That Most People Never Knew Existed

When you look at a medieval castle, several different images probably pop into your head. It could be of a princess longingly gazing out of a window or perhaps a knight jousting atop his noble white steed.

Astonishing Drone Footage From 20 Forbidden Areas Around The World

When used properly, technology sure can be a real boon for humanity. For instance, the Internet alone makes information more accessible than previous generations ever thought possible.

20 Supernatural Events That Experts Still Struggle To Explain

Almost every event that has occurred over the course of history has some explanation behind it. Whether it’s the origin of a war, some kind of a social movement, or even the death of a loved one, there are traceable reasons for these events that we use to understand them, reflect, and find closure.

U.S. Soldier Defects To North Korea Only To Have A Forced Marriage Save His Life

On a cold night in January 1965, United States soldier Charles Jenkins finally had seen enough of the military. In a moment of desperation, he decided to flee his post at the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea.