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17 Totally Bizarre Devices Our Ancestors Actually Had To Use Back In The Day

It’s safe to say that what sets Homo sapiens apart from the rest of the animal kingdom is our ability to invent stuff. From the wheel to the iPad, we don’t just use the tools we’re given—we make better ones! On the other hand, humanity has also had its fair share of trial-and-error moments.

Former Beauty Queen Stalked Her Mormon Crush For Years Only For It All To End In Tragedy

Most relationships develop slowly over time, but on rare occasions, couples will meet in rom-com-worthy scenarios, connect on a physical level, and, by the third date, start talkin’ baby names and wedding details. It’s true—sometimes, romance just clicks. Joyce McKinney’s 1970s romance started out that way… before everything changed.

23 Of History's Most Infamous Objects And Where They Finally Ended Up

Have you ever wondered where some of history’s most important artifacts are kept? From the rifle used to assassinate John F. Kennedy to Anne Frank’s diary, it’s natural to assume they’re being kept safe in museums and the like. Still, memorable pieces of the past could be closer to your home than you think!

The Story Of The Wealthy Heir Who May Have Been Eaten By Cannibals Is Almost Too Weird To Be True

When you’re the son of a governor, the great-grandson of the world’s richest man, and the heir to a massive fortune, you don’t really need to lift too many fingers to get by in life. Nonetheless, plenty of wealthy heirs attempt to carve out their own legacy—but it doesn’t always end well.

20 Of The Craziest Things That People Really Believed Back In The Dark Ages

Never before  has it been so easy to find information. Thanks to Google and iPhones, nearly everything is just a simple click away. For the majority of human history, however, this hasn’t been the case, and that frequently led to the propagation of some really weird ideas.

Police Take One Look In Arson Victim's Freezer And Realize She Isn't Who She Says She Is

Fires can tear apart your life; they claim everything you own, impose harm upon your loved ones, and leave you in a haze of confusion as you wonder how the heck it all happened. For most homeowners, they’re essentially the worst case scenario.

Creepy Life-Sized Doll People Call 'Robert' Might Be The Most Haunted Toy In History

For years, horror movies have portrayed dolls as spooky playthings just waiting to be possessed by ghosts or evil spirits (hello, Chucky!). Whether it’s due to their frozen expressions or a creepy backstory involving their previous owners, dolls have solidified a place in our culture as the stuff of nightmares.

Bizarre 1980 Plane Crash That Left A Nation Stunned Is Still Baffling Experts Today

Finding closure after a tragedy is a necessary part of the healing process, but what if that isn’t possible? For the loved ones of missing persons—or those with cases that have long gone cold—the questions they ask themselves can haunt them for a lifetime.

Mastermind Murderer Escapes Capture For Decades While Taunting Police The Whole Time

Getting a roommate is a great idea for those who want to save a little bit of money on rent. It’s also nice to have somebody to share the responsibilities around the house. Unfortunately, finding the right match can sometimes be a complete nightmare.

Woman Returns Home From Vacation To Find That Uninvited Guests Have Completely Taken Over

Unless you’re saddled with small children or a packed-tight itinerary that would make a doctor’s schedule look relaxed, vacations should be a time of peace and rest. That’s all Crystal Taylor wanted—and didn’t get—when she packed her bags for a trip south.

Motel Owner Hid A Terrible Secret For Decades That's Leaving His Former Guests Horrified

Any traveler in search of a hotel has an unspoken checklist before agreeing to stay the night. They need to make sure the price is fair and the linens are clean, of course. It’s also important to know if the hotel is located in a safe neighborhood. At the end of the day, all anyone wants is to relax and know they’re taken care of.

Terrifying Unexplained Photos That Might Be Proof Something Is Out To Get Us

When something can’t be explained, it takes on an eerie quality that tends to make most of us feel uneasy. For some, that means looking for alternative explanations, while for others, it means embracing the fear of the unknown.

'Perfect' Couple's Vacation Cruise Ends In Horror After Everybody Misses The Major Clues

A wedding anniversary is meant to be a happy occasion—and it’s a reason to celebrate your union with your partner. Unfortunately, like any of the most celebratory moments in life, there is always the potential for the unexpected and, sadly, even disaster.

Disturbing Legends And Conspiracy Theories Surrounding The Hoover Dam

Built from enough concrete to stretch across the entire country and used to bring power to 1.3 million people across three states, the Hoover Dam is undeniably one of the greatest examples of human engineering. Yet, aside from being an incredible piece of history, the famous dam has also been the subject of some controversy over the years.

Drone Reveals Bizarre 4,000-Year-Old 'Mole Town' Where People Live Entirely Underground

With a few notable exceptions (looking at you, scientists on Antarctica), humans civilizations tend to center on easy-to-reach areas. Most of the greatest cities in history sprouted up along major waterways for a reason, after all. This is part of what makes one secretive, 4,000-year-old Chinese town so fascinating.

Little Girl Finds A Secret Room In Her House That Leads Into An Even Wilder Surprise

When preparing to welcome a new arrival into the family, expecting parents will take all sorts of steps to ready themselves and their home. They’ll read all of the baby books, childproof the house, buy more diapers than they can count, and paint the nursery.

11 Totally Dumbfounding Photos That Seem To Have No Logical Explanation

Seeing is believing… until you see something unbelievable, like an optical illusion. By definition, optical illusions are images that differ from their impartial reality. Sometimes, the most popular illusions are those that simply require another perspective—and their secrets are actually hidden in plain sight.

Teen Vanishes Into Thin Air Under Suspicious Circumstances At A Local House Party

Realizing that a family member or a close friend has gone missing is one of the worst situations imaginable. The nagging uncertainty over where they are—and what could have happened to them—just further proves how crucial it is to trace there whereabouts and bring them home safely.

How One Girl's Heroic Escape Saved Her Chained And Starving Siblings From Their Parents

Ask just about anyone who has a tight-knit family and they’ll tell you it’s the absolute best. While some people yearn for their independence the moment they turn 18, some people simply can’t imagine life without their family members. From the outside, the Turpins of southern California felt the same way.

27 Historical Icons Whose Mysterious Deaths Went Unsolved For Centuries

It should come as little surprise that activists, legislators, and other political leaders are often the victims of violence. When you spend so much time in the public eye, and especially in the world of politics, you’ll inevitably make some enemies. Yet some political figures pay the ultimate price for their work…

Man Takes Revenge Against The Man Who Destroyed His Family After Plotting For 30 Years

It should go without saying, but most parents would do just about anything to protect their family. So, you can bet that in the face of tragedy, they would go to great lengths to be sure that justice is served to those who wronged their loved ones.

Self-Proclaimed 'Prophet' Abducts His Own Children As Police Race To Save Them In Time

In a healthy marriage, you should be able to trust no one more than your partner. Ideally, you’d be able to confide in each other about everything. And once kids enter the equation, it’s important to know you can lean on one another to keep your family safe and happy.

Wild Optical Illusion Photos That Almost Nobody Notices At First Glance

Let’s face it: most of us miss a lot of the little details in life. We’re so busy with our day-to-day tasks that we often overlook the things that are right in front of us. This is even true when performing tasks that require our full attention, like solving puzzles!

Fishermen Reeling In A Massive Catch Start Freaking Out When They See What It Looks Like

There isn’t much that can surprise an experienced fisherman out in the water. Sure, it can be exciting to make a big catch, but for the most part, you always know what you’re up against. But even these fishermen in Zhoushan, China, must have been shocked when they reeled in one strange haul.

Couple Who Hear A Loud Crash Make An Unnerving Discovery Underneath Their Garage

A strange noise in the middle of the night is something that can make even the bravest homeowner a little nervous. Most of the time, it’s just the house settling or the family cat fussing around in the litter box. Other times, however, it’s something more threatening…