POSTS BYSTORIES BY MAGGIE WATSON

20 Fascinating Photos Of Everyday Objects That Were Gradually Worn Down Over A Long Time

We’re often fascinated with things that are brand-new and the pristine: everything from shiny gizmos and gadgets to a freshly paved neighborhood street can catch our eye—and appreciation! But while “new” may be a status symbol and a target for envy, it doesn’t last forever.

23 Rarely Seen Photos Of André the Giant That Showcase His Ridiculous Size In Real Life

Had you seen André René Roussimof in person, you might have thought you were staring at a character ripped right from the pages of a fairy tale. The man more commonly known as André the Giant stood at seven feet and four inches tall and weighed about 520 pounds. Still, numbers and descriptions could never truly capture the essence of this larger-than-life legend.

Everyday Things That Expose Us To Way More Radiation Than Anybody Thinks

You’ve probably been warned about the cancer-causing effects of radiation; these are energies with scary-sounding scientific names like gamma rays, alpha particles, and ultraviolet light. Indeed, over time, radiation can take a serious toll on our bodies. But at least it’s something confined to places like Chernobyl, right? Well…

10 Genius Science Experiments That Families Can Safely Create Right At Home

Teaching your kids about science can feel like a Sisyphean feat. Sure, you can let Google do the grunt work, but then you still need to boil down the complex topics you read about into lessons a five-year-old kid can grasp. Maybe you should just leave science to the professionals, eh?

22 Treasures That People Uncovered In The Most Ridiculous Places Imaginable

Our ideas of hidden treasure usually all look the same: we imagine briefcases stuffed to the brim with hundred-dollar bills, old chests so full of gold their lids can’t close, or jewel-encrusted goblets fit for a king. But not all treasures are the sort that make us insanely rich…

25 Expert Life Tips That Make Accomplishing Everyday Tasks So Much Easier

The number of inconveniences, big and small, that can pop up on any given day is pretty overwhelming. You don’t exactly get handed an instruction manual on life the second you arrive on Earth. Luckily, we’ve all found life tips that make living just a touch easier.

Russian Fugitive Accused Of Poisoning Woman That Looks Exactly Like Her

Those who commit to a life of crime aren’t always rotten to the core. Some are good people who made a few bad decisions until crime and chaos became the norm. Others, though, almost seem to take pleasure in indulging in bad behavior…

20 Ingenious Duct Tape Hacks That Everyone Needs In Their Lives Right Now

Invented during World War II, duct tape started with a simple purpose: keep water out of ammunition cases. Today, most people probably couldn’t tell what the intended purpose of the stuff is. But somehow that hasn’t stopped it from becoming one of the most useful instruments around.

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.

Someone Accidentally Uncovered A Secret Government Facility And The Photos Reveal Our Worst Fears

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!

People Are Willingly Climbing Into Boiling Tubs Of Ramen To Keep This Outrageous Ritual Alive

When skies are gray or you’re suffering from a stuffy nose, nothing hits the spot quite like a bowl of piping hot soup. Grandmothers everywhere swear by the brothy remedy that does seem to have somewhat magical soothing properties. Recently, however, people across the globe have found another, more eccentric use for soup—specifically, ramen.

DNA Reveals The Truth About A Vietnam POW Found Alive In The Jungle 40 Years Later

It’s been decades since the Vietnam War came to a close, but its legacy has lingered in the minds of Americans for countless reasons. Many mysteries from America’s most infamous campaign have remained unanswered, too, and that was no more apparent than with one Vietnam veteran.

The Story Of The Mysterious 'Bottomless Pit' That People Claim Has Magical Powers

Anyone who listens to a lot of radio shows (or is prone to getting lost in a YouTube rabbit hole) knows there’s a glut of programs dedicated to the paranormal and the conspiratorial. Whether or not they believe them, people everywhere just love getting caught up in zany theories. But rarely do stories take off like the one told by a man named Mel Waters.

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.