POP-CULTURE

25 Things Nobody Realizes About Notorious Cult Leader Charles Manson

The deeds of Charles Manson and his “family” will forever hang like a pall over history: A cult leader and Messiah figure in the eyes of his followers, Manson directed the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders, which saw a pregnant Sharon Tate dead and her blood smeared on the walls around her.

12 Of The Craziest Conspiracy Theories Floating Around The Internet

Plenty of conspiracy theories throughout history have tried to explain the “real” backstories of some very monumental events. The moon landing, the assassination of President Kennedy, and even the tragic terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, have all been the subjects of supposed government cover-ups (at least, according to conspiracy theorists).

2 Women Took Their Dog On A Walk In A Jungle And Years Later Experts Still Don't Know What Happened

There’s often some sort of risk involved with traveling anywhere—that’s a given. Still, while all places each have their own set of dangers, that shouldn’t stop people from going on adventures!

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.

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.

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.

20 Spectacular Photographs That Show Why Social Media Photos Aren't Trustworthy

The old saying goes that seeing is believing, and for the most part, that axiom still holds water: you’re far more likely to be convinced of something’s reality if you see it with your own eyes. Stats lie, but your eyes don’t.

China's New 'God Of War' Statue Is Unlike Anything They've Ever Built Before

Over the past century, China has become known for its towering skyscrapers that make for an impressive skyline. These gigantic buildings draw tourists from all around the world and offer them the chance to see architectural beauty up close.

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.

10 Little-Known Secrets Hidden In Decks Of Playing Cards

Packs of playing cards are sold just about everywhere, and nearly everyone has played a card game or two in their life. There’s go fish, poker, blackjack, and literally hundreds of others.

Woman Opening Her Rented DVD Finds A Note Inside That Almost Makes Her Scream

The world can be tough and life is almost never easy, so keeping a positive mindset is crucial to getting through. When it comes down to it, though, sometimes simply sitting down with a good movie can do wonders for the soul.

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.”

There Is A Haunting Mystery Behind This Photo That No One Has Been Able To Solve

Normally, when a serial killer is apprehended and put behind bars, it means the end of their atrocities and their stranglehold on our minds. But, sometimes, the misdeeds of some killers continue to haunt us.

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.

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!)

People Are Calling Out This Classic Children's Show For Its Twisted Hidden Message

Kids’ television is usually packed with positive messages and insights into understanding the people around them. The shows often aim to teach universal lessons that help kids build a solid foundation for morality.

Lucky People Who Kept Their Old Disney VHS Tapes Could Make A Fortune

A lot of professional collectors are on the lookout for items that are guaranteed to become more profitable over time, like coins, stamps, and baseball cards. But sometimes, the most valuable objects aren’t exactly what you’d expect.

Headless Body Washes Up Days After Reporter Mysteriously Disappears On A Man's Submarine

Many young people dream about what they would like to become when they grow up. While some people’s aspirations change as they get older, there are some who just won’t rest until they’ve got the job of their dreams.

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.

Friends Who Break Into Michael Jackson's Abandoned Old Home Find The Last Thing They Expected

While Michael Jackson is widely regarded one of the greatest performers and recording artists in human history—he was the King of Pop, after all—his story was not without its dark chapters. A slew of controversies, including a number of serious allegations, sullied what was otherwise a long and highly influential career.

Nostradamus Predicted Donald Trump's Presidency 500 Years Ago And It Doesn't Look Good

While the Donald Trump administration continues to forge its path—for better or for worse—through American history, the world is still wondering how so few saw his 2016 election victory coming.

These Were Considered The Most Beautiful Women Of The Edwardian Era

Beauty standards are constantly changing. The most beautiful people in the present-day United States, for example, might not have been able to get a modeling contract if they were to be transported to, say, ancient Greece!

Nearly Everything We Thought We Knew About Pocahontas Is A Lie

America’s fascination with the story of Pocahontas is understandable. Although, common perceptions of the famous, real-life historical figure have been shaped largely by representations like Disney’s 1995 film.

Elvis Presley's Favorite Foods Offer A Unique Glimpse At His Wild Life Of Excess

When Elvis Presley broke into the music scene he very quickly became known as the “King of Rock.” The people just couldn’t get enough of the country boy’s swinging hips and delicious velvety croon.

15 Fascinating Facts Unearthed In Famous People's Death Records

It’s no secret that the public at large is, mostly, enamored with the glitz and glamour that surrounds the lives of celebrities. This isn’t just a recent phenomenon, either; it’s been the case for centuries!