20 Weird Little Everyday Items We Had No Idea There Was An Actual Name For

While speakers of the English language have come up with names for most of the objects, ideas, or actions they encounter in daily life, there are still countless, seemingly unnamed objects out there. Usually, we just give a blank look when referring to these anomalies, snapping our fingers and stuttering some form of “you know… that thing!” But believe it or not, most of these items do have names; the average person just doesn’t know it.

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 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!

Twins Who Look Just A Little Different At Birth Are Unrecognizable 18 Years Later

Once you’ve had a few kids, you’ve probably seen it all; the antics of your young ones likely don’t surprise you anymore. Then again, there are always exceptions—and one mom from England recently had a different experience.

Distraught Mother Confronting Her Son's Killer In Court Has An Unusual Request For The Judge

Courtrooms are rarely the venues for intrigue and emotional outbursts that TV and film make them out to be. Rarely is there a surprise witness brought in at the last minute or a piece of forgotten evidence dramatically introduced before closing statements. Recently, though, one Cincinnati mother managed to stun an entire courtroom to a cinematic degree.

How A Person's Zodiac Sign Can Reveal The Scariest Thing About Their Personality

When life and love get messy, people often look to astrology for comfort. According to astrology, your personality is influenced by the positioning of the sun at the time of your birth, and it can determine your fate (or, at least, your next steps). Are you a lonely Leo looking for love? Don’t worry—there’s a social Sagittarius out there waiting for you!

Couple's Neighbor Asks For Their Help But They Realize Too Late What She's Really After

As the Ten Commandments suggest, it’s important to love thy neighbors—and this goes double in small Southern towns, where everyone knows your name. You see them just about every day, after all! Unfortunately, love is blind, so they say… and one South Carolina couple found that out the hard way.

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.

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.

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.

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.

22 Items That People Should Never, Ever Put In The Microwave Under Any Circumstances

Leftovers—an effort-free encore to a delicious dinner—are practically as good as it gets when you’re feeling a bit lazy and don’t want to make dinner. Still, as with most sequels, leftovers rarely manage to recapture the magic of the freshly-cooked, original meal. But, it doesn’t have to be that way!