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20 Unusual Objects Washed Up On Beaches Around The World That Raise More Questions Than Answers

There are certain things you expect to find when you walk along the beach: colorful seashells, tufts of seaweed, or maybe even a chunk of coral reef. The ocean is home to such a thriving vibrant environment, so it’s not unusual for the sea to gift us with little bits of its beauty.

Babies And Dogs Meeting For The First Time Didn't Really Go As Their Parents Hoped

New parents sometimes worry about the risks of pairing their newborn tot with a dog. A high-energy pup might trample over the fragile young one, or an older, wiser canine might not respond so well to a baby’s hands-on curiosity. Their worries may be warranted—but not always!

Old Wooden Chest With A False Bottom Exposes An Ancestor's Curious Past

You can learn a lot about a person based on the secrets they keep hidden out of sight. People will turn a photograph of an ex-partner face down on their desk or use safes to keep the things they love stowed away. That’s a lesson one young man learned when he inherited a family heirloom.

'Radioactive' Boy Scout's Wild Science Experiment Forced 40,000 People To Evacuate Their Homes

When it comes to science experiments, there are certain things you shouldn’t try without the supervision of professionals. No matter how experienced you might think you are, combining dangerous chemicals can result in horrific outcomes.

22 Common Survival Myths That Are Way More Hazardous Than Helpful

For the average Joe, getting stranded in the wilderness is pretty much a death sentence. Still, there are those among us confident we’ve gleaned enough survival tips from television to hack it out in nature with nothing but the clothes on our back. The truth is, though, Mother Nature isn’t always so kind.

11 Of The Most Common Lies That Teachers Tell Students Even Though They're Not Remotely True

History class is where we go for the truth of it all: names, dates, events. It’s the who, what, when, why, where of our planet, with facts straight from the record books and people who lived what we now call history. So of course, everything you took from your history teachers is the bonafide truth, right? Maybe not…

5 Puzzling Disappearance Cases That Went Cold Before The Tiniest Clues Cracked Them Wide Open

When authorities have investigated every angle and avenue of a missing person’s case without finding answers, sometimes officials have to just call it quits on active searches. It would take too many resources to follow the cold trail. Unfortunately, that typically means the missing person isn’t getting found—but not always.

Real-Life Hermit Lived Isolated From Society For 27 Years Before A Foolish Mistake Ended It All

The desire to escape to solitude is all too common. With the immense stresses of everyday life, getting away from it all can certainly be appealing. While a week-long vacation will usually suffice, for others, not even a month or a year is enough. In some cases, it can take decades.

Heartbroken Mother Warns Other Families About Seemingly Innocent Ailment With Dire Consequences

Chickenpox, for many years, was considered so common and inevitable that it was almost a milestone in a child’s life. In some cases, parents would even throw “chickenpox parties” in an effort to expose their children to the virus early on and get things over with.

Repairman Unearths Chilling Sight In Ice Cream Shop Basement That Sends Him Straight To The Cops

Ice cream shops are popular and whimsical locations. Who doesn’t treasure sneaking off to the nearest creamery and indulging in a scoop or two of their favorite flavor? Ice cream parlors are nostalgic places that can help even the most stressed-out adult take a deep breath and savor the simpler things in life.

30 Years After His Adoption, A Man Sees His Own Face On A Missing Persons List

Family is one of the most important aspects of life, especially as a child. Without your parents, you would have had no guidance to mold you into the adult you are today. But what if you grew up only to find out that your whole childhood was a lie?

Chilling Message Left On A Dollar Bill Reignites A Kidnapping Case That Had Long Gone Cold

Authorities say you have about 48 hours to find a missing or kidnapped person before the task becomes more difficult. That’s because, after two days, perpetrators typically have plenty of time to wrap up their crimes, cover their tracks, and flee the scene. But in Mesa, Arizona, one 10-year-old missing persons case broke all the rules.

Baby Daughter That Vanishes Into Thin Air On A Camping Trip Causes Decades Of Controversy

Camping trips are a great way to enjoy a long vacation with your family at your own pace. Not only can you spend time in each other’s company, but you can do it while enjoying all that the great outdoors have to offer. It’s an experience that brings a family together like no other.

Family Dog Was Missing For A Month Without A Trace Before Their Other Pup Started Acting Strangely

There are few things as stressful as the moment you realize your pet has gone missing. Not only are you worried about the animal themselves, hoping beyond hope that they’re okay, but you may also feel some guilt over the idea that you didn’t do more to keep them safe. It’s every pet owner’s nightmare.

Homeless Man Is The Only Bystander Willing To Risk It All For A Cop During Arrest Gone Wrong

Whether they have to sort out the messy details of a domestic issue or confront a lunatic in an effort to keep the peace, police officers are thrust into difficult situations daily. But sometimes, even with all their training, they can find themselves outmatched—and in need of a helping hand.

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!

Mom Prevents Catastrophe One Year After Reading About A Little Boy’s Similar Heartbreaking Ordeal

As a parent, there is undoubtedly nothing scarier than when your child gets sick. Sure, kids pick up lots of colds and viruses, but it’s usually nothing serious. However, when they are, it’s imperative that action is taken quickly.

Brave Dog Gives His Life To Protect The Most Vulnerable Family Member In A Fire

Dogs are known to be incredibly loyal to their owners. If you’ve ever watched them interact with their humans, you can see their devotion immediately. However, very few people ever get to truly see their canine’s loyalty put to the test in actual life-or-death situations.

Man Gives Childhood Sweetheart A Neck Massage That Sets Off Heartbreaking Chain Of Events

They say that love can conquer anything, and when you’re in love it certainly can feel that way. However, no matter how head over heels you may be, the world doesn’t just stop—not even when you really want it to. It’s a painful reality that some tragedies can’t be avoided by even the strongest of relationships.

Making A Common Cleaning Product At Home Is Saving People A Fortune Every Year

Let’s face it: you touch a lot of dirty surfaces all day long. It’s important to make sure your hands are clean, but store-bought soaps often seem to flaunt their unique fragrances over their all-around effectiveness. Wouldn’t it be nice to find a soap that both works well and smells great?

Family Thinking Daughter Is Backpacking In Asia Uncovers Her Elaborate Deception

Many young students yearn to travel the globe. For some, scrimping and saving can allow them the opportunity to go on an epic adventure. Of course, traveling in style when you’re so young doesn’t always happen, and that’s why most students opt to go backpacking instead.

Dog Dumped In Parking Lot And Abandoned In The Rain Is Too Heartbroken To Move

Things are not always easy for the animals who are forced to live on the streets. While some manage to make it through relatively unscathed, feasting on scraps of food and finding shelter, there are many more who aren’t nearly as lucky or resourceful.

Man Whose Dogs Won't Stop Barking Freezes Upon Finally Looking Outside

Whether you live in a city or in the suburbs, it can be easy to forget that animals are almost always somewhere nearby. No matter what part of the world you live in, the critters native to that region have been there long before you—and it’s inevitable that you’ll run into them at some point.

Woman Wakes To Chilling Sound Just Days Before She's Set To Marry The Man Of Her Dreams

Sometimes when two people meet, they make a powerful connection with each other within seconds. “Love at first sight” might only be the case in fairy tales, but you can definitely tell when you’ve met someone who is going to be important in your life.

After Mom Of Two Goes Missing, Cops Note Important Step Her Husband 'Forgot' To Take

Most of us will never know what it’s like for a loved one to completely vanish; unfortunately, the families of missing persons have to deal with a dreadfully different reality. The longer that person is missing, the less likely it becomes that they’ll ever be found. What’s worse is all that waiting can make a family—or a community—feel frustrated and powerless. That’s when suspicion and speculation take center stage.