SCIENCE

20 Of The Absolute Weirdest Things To Have Ever 'Rained' Down From The Sky

No matter what type of climate you live in, sooner or later you’re going to have to deal with bad weather. For many people, this means putting up with a lot of rain. Usually, we all grin and bear it, because we know that rain is good for the planet, but precipitation of any kind is mostly an inconvenience.

Man Left His Life And Family Behind To Live In The Wilderness But Made One Fatal Mistake

Christopher McCandless is considered by many to be something of a modern-day folk hero. His decision in the early 1990s to abandon the comforts of modern life and “live simply” has inspired others to reconsider how they spend their own lives.

19 Weirdly Brilliant Deodorant Hacks That Aren't Just For Armpits

Nothing makes us self-conscious quite like smelly, sweaty armpits. Luckily, products like antiperspirants and deodorants are sufficient tools in fighting the pungent odors and the yellow stains on our clothing that normally come with sweaty pits. But believe it or not, deodorant and antiperspirants don’t need to be relegated solely to pit duty.

Man Accidentally Uncovered A Secret Facility That Reveals Our Biggest Fear

Whether it’s a dollar bill or a lost winter glove, finding something on the cold cement of a parking garage floor isn’t likely to change your day all that much. Still, every now and then, a seemingly worthless item can turn into something so much more—just ask Garrett Graff.

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!

Mom Is Baffled By Sons' Migraines Until She Sees Alarming Pictures From Their School

When you’re a parent, there is nothing more thrilling then sending your kids off to school for the first time. There is also nothing more terrifying! While you quickly get used to the routine and most of that fear melts away, there’s still a nagging fear of what could happen when your child is out of your line of sight.

Wrong-Headed Medical Myths That Never Seem To Go Away

Everyone knows that apples don’t really keep the doctor away. However, that doesn’t stop people from believing plenty of other old wives’ tales. What began as well-known myths have somehow been mistaken for medical facts. What’s more: these falsehoods are so pervasive that most of the population has no idea they aren’t remotely true!

How to Turn Old Socks Into A Powerful Remedy For One Of The Most Common Problems Around

Anyone who has ever suffered from an earache knows there’s really no other pain quite like it. Not only does your ear hurt, but it can result in major headaches and even vertigo. When ear woes turn ugly, they can mean a guaranteed trip to the doctor—and no one wants that. In other words, earaches can be serious business.

Couple Who Built Their Home Inside A Greenhouse Is Living A Dream Life Now

Heating a home can be expensive, especially in places like Sweden where it’s cold for long stretches of the year. And with our reliance on coal and oil for energy, staying warm is very rarely a “green” or environmentally friendly decision.

11 Popular Companies That Are About To Be Gone Forever

There’s no question that Amazon is a business juggernaut. From its humble beginnings as an online bookstore to its current form as the company responsible for 43 percent of all online sales, it appears to only be getting more and more powerful. Except, its world-conquering successes don’t mean great things for other businesses.

We've All Been Charging Our Smartphones The Wrong Way And It's Costing Us Big Time

In the not-too-distant past, we were able to go about our days without burying our noses in our cell phones. (Tough luck trying to achieve that now, right?) Unfortunately, all that overuse comes with a cost… in the form of an eternally low battery charge.

Homeowners Confront Repairman After A Hidden Camera Catches His Outrageous Behavior

Having a good relationship with a repairman requires trust. Not just because you’re letting a stranger into your home, but because you’re at least partially reliant on their knowledge of the issue to accurately gauge the (potentially hefty) cost of the repair.

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.

2-Week-Old Baby Contracts Meningitis From Common Item Most People Don't Realize Is Dangerous

There’s not enough paper in the world to handle a list of all the things you have to worry about when you’ve got a newborn at home. (Think: sharp corners, dirty diapers, and choking hazards, just to name a few.) Recently, one Iowa mother found that out the hard way.

20 Little-Known Tricks That Can Turn Anyone's Yard Into An Instant Paradise

In terms of hobbies, there’s nothing quite as fulfilling as growing your very own beautiful garden. Seeing your fruits, vegetables, and flowers sprout—and then using them for food and decorations in your home—only makes it all the more worthwhile. But like all great things in life, a beautiful garden doesn’t come easy.

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. Yet there was one astronaut who discovered something so big, he didn’t want to share it.

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?

NASA Has Been Keeping A Secret That Could Change Everything We Know

Since its founding in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration—or more commonly known as NASA—has done incredible things to ensure that the United States remains a key player in the study and exploration of outer space. From high-tech rovers to sending people to the Moon, it’s sometimes hard to believe their technology could get more advanced.

Shadowy U.S. Spy Hub In The Heart Of Australia Is Source Of So Many Twisted Rumors

It’s no secret that certain branches of the military and government need to operate with an extreme level of confidentiality. An all-too-common byproduct of this secrecy, however, is that people tend to dream up all sorts of outlandish theories as to what really goes on inside the most protected bases.

Devastating Photos Of Pollution In China Show Just How Much We've Destroyed Planet Earth

Though we all know that pollution—whether caused by something as obtrusive as a towering smokestack or an abandoned soda bottle—is a bad thing, it can be difficult to visualize the true toll it’s actually taking on our poor planet. That’s why it’s so important to pay attention to some of the most egregious examples.

Two Rescuers Go Above And Beyond To Give Unresponsive Little Girl A Chance To Survive

While grown-ups have to deal with a lot of challenges, a child’s biggest concern should be whether or not her friends will want to play tag or jump rope at recess. But on one autumn night in 2017, kindergartener Janessa Sims had far more serious worries on her mind.

Why Ramen Could Spell Disaster For People's Bodies, No Matter How Good It Is For Our Budget

People do all sorts of things to save money on food when their bank accounts start nearing the red. Few options, however, are as ubiquitous as instant ramen. From college students and any other individual living on a strict budget, these cheap noodles are practically essential.

World's Largest Meteorite Weights Over 100K Pounds But No One Knows Where It Came From

Very few people realize this, but every day, hundreds of pounds of space rock—we’re talking asteroid pieces, iron, rock, and nickel—falls to the Earth from outer space. By the time it lands, however, it has largely disintegrated, which is why we never see it. At least, that’s what’s supposed to happen.

Exterminator Making A House Call Uncovers A Nightmare Not Even He Was Prepared To Deal With

Snakes get a bad reputation for being scary creatures. Movies and television usually paint them in this negative light, and people just tend to have an aversion to animals that move in such a creepy way. Not to mention that many species of snake carry deadly venom that we’re naturally fearful of! While snakes are undoubtedly more afraid of humans than we are of them, that doesn’t mean stumbling across one isn’t going to induce a certain level of panic.