CULTURE

18 Hilarious Photos Snapped By People In The Exact Right Place At The Exact Right Time

Winning the lottery once is pretty rare, and winning it twice is exceptionally unlikely. Chances are, you probably won’t run into your long-lost childhood friend half-way across the globe 30 years later either. Life is full of improbabilities—but where there’s a chance, there’s a way.

Man Puts An Empty Glass Over A Stick Of Butter With An Absolutely Magical Outcome

There are a ton of cooking tricks that are the culinary equivalent of a get-rich-quick scheme: they’re overly complicated and unlikely to be fruitful. Unless, of course, you already have the know-how to go toe-to-toe with chefs like Gordon Ramsay, and most of us aren’t.

Weird Diamond Mine Exhibits Strange Physical Properties That Puzzled Scientists For Years

It’s no secret that humans have gone to insane lengths to transform the world around us. We’ve leveled forests to build parking lots, flooded valleys to make lakes, dammed rivers to power homes, and even carved old men into mountainsides. Time and again, mankind has proven that it can shape and change the natural world with ease. But sometimes, the natural world fights back.

20 Mystical Places Of Legend Around The World That People Can Actually Visit In Real Life

Humans have always used myths and legends to explain everything from the weather to the afterlife. For centuries, these stories helped humanity have a better understanding of the world around us.

Old Wooden Chest With A False Bottom Exposes An Ancestor's Curious Past

You can learn a lot about a person based on the secrets they keep hidden out of sight. People will turn a photograph of an ex-partner face down on their desk or use safes to keep the things they love stowed away. That’s a lesson one young man learned when he inherited a family heirloom.

Weirdly Hilarious Photos Of Actors Filming Huge Movies Before CGI Came To Their Rescue

Digital effects, or computer-generated imagery (CGI), allow Hollywood to do the impossible: alter and manipulate reality. Computer programs project new environments onto green screens and transform humans wearing CGI suits into otherworldly beings, giving movies that magical feeling. But before digital effects are added?

11 Of The Most Common Lies That Teachers Tell Students Even Though They're Not Remotely True

History class is where we go for the truth of it all: names, dates, events. It’s the who, what, when, why, where of our planet, with facts straight from the record books and people who lived what we now call history. So of course, everything you took from your history teachers is the bonafide truth, right? Maybe not…

The Chilling Story Behind The Notorious 'Vampire Clan' And The Dark Crimes It Committed

Plenty of perfectly ordinary people are enthusiastic horror fans who love watching movies that send chills down their spines. It may be strange that someone would seek out things that scare them, but all things considered, it’s totally harmless… usually.

16 Famous U.S. Tourist Attractions That Are Actually Super Disappointing In Real Life

Peppered throughout the United States’ purple mountains and amber waves of grain are some of the most iconic tourist attractions on the planet. From the Lincoln Memorial to the Golden Gate Bridge, America’s best can really draw a crowd. But sometimes, even the most popular attractions aren’t all they’re made out to be.

Researchers Say There's Evidence That Could Prove Many Biblical Events Actually Took Place

For Christians around the world, the Bible is considered to be a sacred text. Even for people who aren’t religious, the Bible contains stories that have become touchstones for many. But how much of what’s written inside of its pages is the truth?

31 Of The Most Unusual Places In All Of North America That People Can Actually Visit

The itinerary for a typical sightseeing trip to North America typically includes a few of the same old hot spots: Canada’s National Parks, the United States’ historical landmarks, and Mexico’s beaches. But scattered throughout the continent are some unusual sights even you won’t find in a travel guide!

Weird Structures Hanging Off Cliff Hold A Frightening Sight For People Brave Enough To Visit

Whenever you visit another country, you need to consider its cultures and customs. Of course, it’s great to try unfamiliar foods and take in the spectacular sights, but it’s important to remember that they’re all connected to the unique history and lifestyle of the local culture… and sometimes, their traditions can be difficult to understand.

Man Digging In His Garden Uncovers A Frightening Sight That Sends Him To The Police

For the most part, gardening won’t kill you. Bending over for long hours might put a few nasty kinks in your back and facing the hot sun’s rays could give you a serious burn, but the job doesn’t exactly collect hazard pay. Recently, though, a man from England had an experience that proved otherwise!

Covert Government Project Was So Hazardous It Had To Be Conducted Deep Underneath A Mountain

The 70 years during which Russia was known as the Soviet Union were frightening—not just for so many Russian citizens, but throughout the world. Many Americans in particular were afraid that the Soviet’s development of nuclear weapons meant the imminent destruction of the country.

20 Forbidden Places That Are So Off-Limits They Can't Even Be Viewed On Google Maps

The advent of Google Earth provided Internet users with a front-row seat to all corners of the globe. It was, quite literally, like having a map of the entire world at your fingertips no matter where you were. With it, you could zoom in on any place you wanted at the click of a button. Well, almost any place…

20 Fascinating Photos Of Historic American Landmarks While They Were Under Construction

Whenever we think of certain historic landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty or the Golden Gate Bridge, we get a clear image in our head of exactly what they look like. The pictures are ingrained in our minds, and for good reason. They tell fascinating stories of our country’s history.

Flight Attendants Share Fascinating Details About Airplane Travel That Few Passengers Are Aware Of

Thousands of commercial flights transport passengers all over the world every day. And while soaring through the sky at hundreds of miles an hour seems like a dangerous way to get from one place to another, the men and women who work onboard these flights are highly trained to handle any type of emergency.

20 Fascinating Photos Of Everyday Objects That Were Gradually Worn Down Over A Long Time

We’re often fascinated with things that are brand-new and the pristine: everything from shiny gizmos and gadgets to a freshly paved neighborhood street can catch our eye—and appreciation! But while “new” may be a status symbol and a target for envy, it doesn’t last forever.

23 Rarely Seen Photos Of André the Giant That Showcase His Ridiculous Size In Real Life

Had you seen André René Roussimof in person, you might have thought you were staring at a character ripped right from the pages of a fairy tale. The man more commonly known as André the Giant stood at seven feet and four inches tall and weighed about 520 pounds. Still, numbers and descriptions could never truly capture the essence of this larger-than-life legend.

After Getting Sick Every Morning For Months, Woman Uncovers Dreadful Sight In Her Coffee Pot

We all have a morning routine that helps us to start our day. From modeling the perfect outfit to listening to Alexa update us on the morning traffic, we perform these seemingly mundane tasks day in and day out without so much as a second thought. But as one woman found out, perhaps we should be paying more attention…

9 Little-Known Ways Google's 'Flights' Section Can Save People A Fortune

There’s no other moment that’s as exciting as taking a vacation! You work hard all year-round, and now it’s time for you to finally take a well-deserved break from the daily grind. Yet, as relaxing as it is to be on vacation, booking one is a different story entirely.

Strangely Affordable Ranch On The Market Comes With One Big Eerie Catch

When you’re looking for a new home, it can feel like a thrilling adventure—but it’s also a lot of work. You need to consider your price range, make sure the home accommodates all of your needs—and, of course, “location, location, location!”

20 Rare Historical Photos That Show Just How Different The Past Really Was From Modern Life

As the world around us changes rapidly, it can be difficult to picture what life was like many decades ago. Society has gone through such enormous evolutions in the relatively short time humans have inhabited the Earth, but we often get too wrapped up in our own lives to notice.

Man Causes Controversy By Building His 'Mountain Villa' On Top Of A Skyscraper

At some point, you’ve dreamed of designing your perfect home. Most likely, your vision included some surprises, like a zany, one-of-a-kind contraption that would make your house the talk of the town. One man in China had the same desire—but he might have gone a bit too far.

'Wheel Of Fortune' Audience Is Confused By Woman's Bad Picks Until They Realize Her End Game

Game shows have been a television staple for decades. Audiences love playing along and watching lucky people win extravagant prizes, so what’s not to love?