HISTORY-CULTURE

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 regligious, the Bible contains stories that have become touchstones for many. But how much of what’s written inside of its pages is the truth?

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 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.

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.

Convicted Felon Was Volunteering At Local High School Without Anyone Being Aware Of Her Crimes

Many parents don’t just see school as a place to send their kids in order to learn. Rather, they’ll play an active role in school life by volunteering and interacting with other students, teachers, and parents. Maintaining a good relationship with your kids’ professors and other parents is an important part of being engaged with the community, after all.

20 Wild Historical Artifacts That Were Uncovered At Construction Sites Completely By Accident

When a construction project kicks off, it’s exciting for everyone involved. Whether it’s a simple home renovation or a massive undertaking involving large crews, knowing the final product is going to look amazing has everyone ready to put in the legwork to get it done.

10 Banknotes With Strange Symbols And Images Concealed In Plain Sight

Paper money, in and of itself, is far from a modern invention. It was introduced by China in the 7th century, and many other nations have adopted it ever since, establishing their own designs and incorporating iconic markings. Yet there’s something about these symbols that are often quite mysterious.

Classified Details In The World's Most Famous Landmarks That The Public Shouldn't Know Exist

From Machu Picchu to the Great Pyramid of Giza, the world is dotted with important landmarks and monuments. Millions of people visit these historic sites every year. So how is it possible that there are actually aspects of these extremely famous places that remain a mystery?

34 Fascinating Facts About The U.S. Secret Service And What Really Goes On In The White House

Most of us are aware of the existence of the Secret Service—the government agency best known for providing security detail for the President of the United States. For that reason, it may seem silly to call it a “secret” when it’s so well-publicized.

Someone Accidentally Uncovered A Secret Government Facility And The Photos Reveal Our Worst Fears

Whether it’s a dollar bill or a lost winter glove, finding something on the cold cement of a parking garage floor isn’t likely to change your day all that much. Still, every now and then, a seemingly worthless item can turn into something so much more—just ask Garrett Graff.

Here Are The Most Unsettling Ways People Have Tried To Lose Weight Throughout History

Losing weight is rarely easy, but the science behind it is always simple: if you eat well and exercise regularly, weight, more often than not, will drop. While today’s diet and exercise plans certainly help people find solutions that work for them—and don’t feel like torture—that wasn’t always the case!

20 People Who Somehow Survived Being Lost At Sea Against All Odds

While the ocean is undoubtedly beautiful, it is also incredibly dangerous. It doesn’t matter if you’re a full-time fisherman with years of experience or a novice just starting out; between mechanical failures, unexpected weather, and even sea creatures, sometimes things just go very wrong.

Here Are 15 Of The Most Upsetting Child Ghost Stories That Have Ever Been Told

For as long as there have been campfires, people have gathered around to swap scary stories. Some of the most popular ones are, of course, ghost stories. There’s just something perfect about snuggling up with your friends and family and trying to scare the wits out of each other!

Fascinating Facts About Osama Bin Laden's Family Members That Most People Never Knew

Osama bin Laden, former leader of the terrorist organization al-Qaeda, was one of the most recognizable people in the world before his death in 2011. After the 2001 bombing of the World Trade Center, most Americans knew all about this Islamic extremist’s beliefs… but what about where he came from? Who were the people close to him, and what kind of lives did they lead?

There Are Dimes In Circulation Worth Almost $2 Million And This Is How To Spot Them

Most of us don’t think much about the type of currency we use. Still, as our society has evolved, so has the way we pay for things. For instance, it seems like we hardly ever need to deal with loose coins. But sometimes that change rattling around our pockets is worth more than the metal they’re made with.

15 Disgusting Meals That People In The Middle Ages Actually Loved

A lot has changed since the Middle Ages, and that’s putting it mildly! Advances in healthcare, technology, and more have increased the lifespan of the average person by more than forty years since then. Suffice to say, things are a lot better now.

Amateur Treasure Hunter Metal-Detecting On A Farm Makes The Discovery Of A Lifetime

Every so often you hear about a lucky person discovering a rare artifact that makes them instantly rich. Sure, it may seem like the plot of a fairy tale, but these things can—and do—happen. Just take what happened to one man from Bridport, England.

Man Captures Eerie Footage While Out Alone On Lake Superior

You can hardly light a campfire without someone immediately launching into their favorite ghost story. But for every believer out there, there are just as many skeptics. After all, evidence of the paranormal is often scarce and inconclusive… or is it?

10 Unsolved Mysteries From The Middle Ages That Still Baffle Experts Today

It’s safe to say that everyone loves a good mystery once in a while. From pondering the meaning of life to uncovering details along with our favorite true crime podcasts, we can’t get enough of what we don’t know. Still, some of the most compelling mysteries of all are those from the Middle Ages!

Weird And Downright Ridiculous Medicines That Were Once Completely Acceptable In Society

There’s no question that today’s medical science is more advanced than ever before. While there’s still plenty to be discovered, you’re certainly better off seeing any modern doctor than you would’ve been hundreds—or even decades—ago.

Turns Out There's A Secret Vault Under The Vatican That Might Be Concealing Explosive Information

The Vatican has been the home of the Roman Catholic Church for centuries. Its ancient roots and inherently secretive nature has long inspired the imaginations of passionate conspiracy theorists. But it’s what’s inside the Vatican’s top-secret vaults that catches most of their attention.

Mysterious Box Discovered In Grandparents' House Holds A Decades-Old Secret Nobody Saw Coming

Even though cluttered garages and overstuffed attics can be nightmare fuel for the planet’s tidiest people, there’s no denying that some awesome stuff hides within those mounds of sentimentalized junk. One Imgur user recently discovered exactly that while exploring their grandparents’ home.

Astronaut Who Discovered Treasure Up In Space Managed To Keep It Secret For Almost 50 Years

Even before the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union turned into a full sprint, space exploration was providing us with loads of new information about the universe. The smartest minds in science scrutinized and analyzed every single discovery, big and small. Yet there was one astronaut who discovered something so massive, he didn’t want to share it.