HISTORY-CULTURE

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.

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.

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!

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!)

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.

Two Boys Digging In Their Yard Unearth A Truly Incredible Discovery

What’s the most incredible or unusual thing you might find in your backyard? Say you pick up a metal detector and find an old coin, or perhaps you come across an arrowhead. Pretty neat, huh?

Ship That Was Submerged Underwater For Years Has A Haunting Secret Hiding Inside

Sailing the high seas used to be the only way people could travel to far-off lands, but it was almost always a dangerous expedition. People took their lives into their own hands when they set off, and they simply had to pray for safe passage.

The Real History Behind Pez Dispensers Will Come As A Huge Surprise

Childhood and candy seem to just about go hand-in-hand. Sure, it’s unhealthy, but that doesn’t change the fact that many kids out there really crave sweets. That’s why so much sugary stuff seems to be marketed to a younger audience.

Strange Object That Washed Ashore During A Hurricane Could Be Hundreds Of Years Old

When natural disasters strike, there is only so much a person can do to be prepared. You can stock up on supplies and move to someplace safe, but a hurricane can still leave tremendous damage behind.

Bizarre Ancient Structures In The Desert Were Used For The Coolest Purpose

History has blessed us with our fair share of puzzling structures. From the construction of the pyramids of Egypt to the mysterious origins of Stonehenge, countless amazing buildings and formations have left people scratching their heads.

Breathtaking Photos Taken Over 100 Years Ago Capture A Sight That Will Never Be Seen Again

Our perception of history might change slightly over the years, but much of it is seemingly fixed and it’s unlikely new evidence will change our perspectives. We all carry preconceived notions about certain aspects of history, and it is hard to shake those out.

The Incredible Story Of How 3 Allied Soldiers Tricked 15,000 Nazis Into Surrendering

As horrific as times of war are, they tend to bring out bravery in ordinary people. The intensity of battle is something very few of us can truly comprehend, but for those who have lived through it, they understand the courage that comes with being a soldier.

Backpacker Stumbles Upon An Abandoned WWII Airfield That's Beyond Creepy

Military battles have spanned dozens of countries, and there are still places today that contain haunting reminders of these terrifying times. Old remnants of past wars can be found scattered around the world, and when they are found, they’re a stunning sight to behold.

Construction Workers Make A Once-In-A-Lifetime Discovery While Digging Underground

Construction workers in the Chinese city of Taizhou were working to widen a road when they struck an odd object in the ground. Strangely, it didn’t appear on any schematics. Whatever it was, it was older than the city itself.

Creepy Ghost Ship Sails The World's Seas Unmanned For 38 Years

Tales of ghost ships haunting the open seas have been a staple of spooky storytelling for centuries. From the tales of the Mary Celeste to the Ourang Medan, these aren’t aren’t always reserved for the newest Pirates of the Caribbean film.

People Enter Apartment That Was Untouched Since 1939 Only To Find A Huge Surprise Inside

When the Nazis marched on Paris in 1939, many of people fled their homes and headed south. The vast majority of these families would never see their houses and belongings again, their family memories lost to the ravages of World War II.

17 Strange Things From The Past That Look Practically Unrecognizable Today

Technology is constantly changing at an exponential rate. With new products and innovations coming about almost every day, even the most high-tech computers and gadgets are likely to become outmoded not long after they’re released to the public.

Thousands Of Unused Nuclear Fallout Shelters Are Still Lying Beneath New York City

During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union faced off in a tense nuclear arms race. It was a terrifying time for the world’s citizens, who were unsure if the two countries were about to engage in a devastating war that could have destroyed the planet.

Two Men Claim To Have Captured Footage Of A Real 'Ghost' At The Gettysburg Battlefield

When it comes to paranormal phenomena, some people staunchly believe it exists, and others think it’s simply a figment of an imagination run wild. That is, until they experience it themselves.

See Inside The Oldest McDonald's Restaurant In The World, Operating Since 1953

Long before you could find the McDonald’s golden arches at just about every highway exit in America, the company was a small restaurant offering 15-cent hamburgers. As ubiquitous as the burger chain has become, few people know about its humble beginnings.