CULTURE

Woman Boils Whole Bananas With The Peel Still On Every Night Before She Goes To Sleep

On some nights, falling asleep can seem hopeless. Your body knows it’s time for bed, but your mind just won’t oblige. Sure, you could rely on medication to help you fall asleep, but would you believe there’s a better way? With this neat recipe, you can skip the meds and opt for solution that’s far more natural.

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.

Genius Trick Reveals That We've Been Eating Pineapples Wrong Our Entire Lives

When it comes to making a fruit salad, many people save the pineapple for the very end. It’s just so cumbersome to deal with, and with all of that prickly skin, there’s no other way to slice it: you’d have to be a wizard to cut a pineapple up properly and without any trouble.

Waterfront 'Home' Listed For A Great Price Comes With A Serious Catch

When most people think of waterfront property, they see heaven on Earth. Who wouldn’t want to live right next to the water, waking up to that view each and every morning? It’s almost as if you’re on an endless vacation!

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!

People Are Willingly Climbing Into Boiling Tubs Of Ramen To Keep This Outrageous Ritual Alive

When skies are gray or you’re suffering from a stuffy nose, nothing hits the spot quite like a bowl of piping hot soup. Grandmothers everywhere swear by the brothy remedy that does seem to have somewhat magical soothing properties. Recently, however, people across the globe have found another, more eccentric use for soup—specifically, ramen.

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!

American Student Who Went Missing 14 Years Ago Has Been Found In The Most Unlikely Place

Traveling abroad is usually a positive experience. You have the ability to learn about different cultures, taste foreign foods, and meet people from all walks of life. That said, it can be intimidating, especially with possible language barriers and culture clashes—or worse, as one American family recently found out.

Here Are The Weirdest Laws In North Korea That Everyone Has To Follow

North Korea is, arguably, the most mysterious country on the planet. Given the nation’s isolation from the outside world, there’s still much that we don’t know about it. And the things we do know are, quite simply, utterly bizarre.

The Differences Between These Tricky Sets Of Two Pictures Are Nearly Impossible To Spot

From games of “I Spy” to Where’s Waldo? books, we all enjoy challenging ourselves with optical illusions and visual puzzles. It’s rewarding to solve them because it takes such a keen eye to get the job done!

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.

21 Simple But Genius Ideas That Need To Be Implemented In Every Country Immediately

As advanced as the technology in the modern world may be, it has yet to solve each and every one of our daily frustrations. Sure, we have iPhones and wireless charging and all sorts of other fancy stuff, but that doesn’t mean we still couldn’t make tech even better.

Divers Exploring Notorious Flooded Prison Uncover A Haunting Story In Its Halls

One of the great joys of traveling the globe isn’t just getting to visit its major landmarks; it’s checking out destinations that don’t always make the tour books. These types of adventures are the ones that transform a trip into an experience you’ll never forget, no matter how much time passes.

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.

20 Surprising Foods That Are Completely Illegal In The United States

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for ensuring that the food we purchase at restaurants and supermarkets is safe to eat. While it’s generally a good idea to enforce strict guidelines to help keep harmful bacteria and parasites out of our kitchens, not every country operates in this way.

20 Eye-Opening Photos That Reveal Just How Terrifying The Ocean Really Is

You may not have heard of thalassophobia, but it’s possible you suffer from it. Defined as the fear of open water or the sea in general, it’s a pretty common condition. After all, bodies of water across the globe are full of mystery, and who can’t relate to the fear of the unknown?

20 Genius Hacks That Will Make Everyone's Time In The Car So Much Better

While road trips provide an opportunity for friends and families to bond over long stretches of open highway, they can be a bit of a pain in the butt (sometimes literally). Between boredom, discomfort, and everyday messes, these lengthy trips are often nightmarish—but they don’t have to be!