HISTORY-CULTURE

Farmer Knocks Over A Stone And Uncovers The Hidden Entrance To A Thousand-Year-Old Secret

Like the rest of its European compatriots, Scotland is steeped with a colorful, complex history. And no, it isn’t all just the brutal head-lopping found in Bravehart—though there is a great deal of war in the country’s rearview mirror.

Woman's Basement Floor Suddenly Collapses And Reveals The Secret Hidden Underneath

Everyone wonders what sort of history their home is hiding. After all, some people have found amazing artifacts and treasures in their basements and attics, so why would your house be any different?

10 Controversial Artifacts That Could Change The Course Of History

As Indiana Jones once wisely said, artifacts “belong in a museum.” And whether you’re a history junkie or just someone who likes taking a peek at the old and ancient, you have to tip your hat to the Indys of the world who know how to handle hot-ticket artifacts.

21 Top-Secret Facts About The Secret Service That Very Few People Know About

It goes without saying, but the United States Secret Service is a rather secretive group. It’s understandable, though, when you have to protect the president and other high-up government officials; you can’t exactly risk people knowing the ins and outs of your work.

Family Finds A Strange Sphere On Their Property That Starts A Scientific Frenzy

Unexplainable phenomena, like Area 51, the Bermuda Triangle, and even the origin of Stonehenge, have captivated us for centuries. When we don’t know the origins of these mysteries, it’s bound to spark our interest.

Jackie The Baboon Earned The Medal Of Valor For Fighting In The Trenches During WWI

It takes a brave person to stand on the front lines of war and help defend a country. When you enlist in the military, you’re well aware that when you get deployed oversees, you may very well not make it back alive.

After Old Woman Is Killed In A Plane 'Crash,' Agents Make Suspicious Discovery In Her Luggage

When commercial airliners crash, there’s usually an easy explanation to help investigators. The accident is, more often than not, found to be the result of either a malfunctioning piece of equipment or an error by a pilot.

Massive Spiral Fossils Known As 'Devil's Corkscrews' Have The Strangest Origins

Science can help explain a lot about the natural wonders of the world, but it doesn’t have an answer for everything. Sometimes, experts are left scratching their heads at how certain structures came to be.

12 Harrowing Stories From People Who Survived The Sinking Of The Titanic

In 1912, the world’s biggest cruise ship, RMS Titanic, set sail for its maiden voyage from England to New York City—but it never made it. A collision with an iceberg sent the ship and over 1,500 passengers to the bottom of the ocean. It was one of the deadliest commercial disasters in history.

23 JFK Assassination Facts Even The Biggest History Buffs Aren't Aware Of

While we like to think we know our presidential history pretty well, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy is certainly a topic that has long been shrouded in doubt.

12 Underwater Discoveries That Are Too Bizarre To Be Believed

It’s no secret that the ocean is a treasure trove full of amazing objects and hidden gems just waiting to be uncovered. Plenty of fascinating things have already been discovered in the open seas, after all, and there are surely many more to come.

Escaped Convict Evades Police For 50 Years Until It All Came Crashing Down

For the most part, if you commit a crime, you’re supposed to appear before a jury of your peers and face the punishment that the judge deems most suitable. However, some who do the crime simply refuse to do the time.

How British Soldiers Used The Game 'Monopoly' To Escape Nazi Prison Camps In WWII

For more than a century, one of the most popular board games in the world has been, undoubtedly, the real estate-inspired Monopoly. Though it rose to popularity after the Parker Brothers released it in the 1930s, the successful game was actually invented by a woman named Elizabeth Magie, and it was originally dubbed “The Landlord’s Game.”

No One Has Touched This Strange Old Camper Since The 1950s For A Very Good Reason

Normally, it takes a lot of work to maintain any big investment over the years. From a house to a car, decades of being exposed to the elements tend to take their toll.

Old Photo Bought For $2 May Actually Be Have The Power To Change History

In this day and age, photographs are everywhere. Not only is it easier than ever to take a picture, but just every one of them in existence ends up on the internet in one way or another.

Insane Kayaker Finds An Abandoned Ghost Ship And Actually Goes Inside

For most, kayaking goes something like this: you rent a kayak from a dirty beach-side hovel, lug it out to the water, and spend about 45 sweat-filled minutes trying to coordinate paddle strokes until, ultimately, you just park it on a sand bar and tan.

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.

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.