POSTS BYSTORIES BY MATTHEW CASTORAL

The Incredible Story Behind An Amusement Park Carny Saving Millions Of Lives

Believe it or not, we’re only a few decades removed from the days of the common cold being just as deadly as the flu. With medical knowledge at a premium back then, what were the parents of sick babies to do when it seemed like nothing they tried was working?

Boy's Small Act Of Kindness That He Forgot All About Is Repaid In Dramatic Fashion Years Later

Sure, a pat on the back or a simple “thank you” is usually the standard for a job well done, but what if a single compassionate act could change your life along with someone else’s? Doing good for others is often a reward in and of itself, but sometimes our generosity comes back to us in ways we never imagined.

20 Incredibly American Photos That Are Bringing Out The True Patriots Around The Country

Baseball! Apple pie! Fireworks! It seems like almost everyone has an opinion on what it means to be an American. Yes, a little good-natured disagreement is never a bad thing, but there’s one thing every true American can agree on: loving this country runs in our blood.

Elderly Man's Daring Act of Kindness Spares A Group of Children From A Brutal Fate

Chances are you’ve walked past a homeless person without a second thought. It takes no effort to ignore someone in need, after all, especially those who are strangers. But what if, when faced with helping someone you didn’t know, one simple act could save his or her life?

Louisiana Millionaire's Steep Fall From Grace Lands Him Behind Bars For Life

Striking it rich is something many folks dream about, but what they don’t think of is just how hard it can be to hold on to that money once they’ve made it! Temptations lurk around every corner when you have wealth to spare, and for those without enough self-control, a pocket stuffed with dollar bills can become the recipe for a destructive downward spiral.

Two Hikers Make a Discovery In The Snow And Unlock Centuries of Lost History

Mountain climbing isn’t for the faint of heart, and any seasoned mountaineer will tell you to always expect the unexpected. A simple shift in the weather can prove disastrous for a hiker, and one misstep can mean the difference between making it home and ending up at the bottom of a chasm.

19 Times People Found The Most Unexpected Things

Is there anything more intriguing than finding something hiding where it doesn’t belong? From a dollar bill in the coat that you haven’t worn since last winter to digging up a rare coin on the beach, finding something out of the ordinary can feel even more exciting when it happens during a totally ordinary day.

20 Common Careers That Will Soon Become A Distant Memory

Cleaning out gutters, fixing toilets, getting up at the crack of dawn to sell newspapers, it’s a tough job but somebody’s got to do it, right? Turns out, maybe not! While we thought these standby gigs would be around forever, it appears that isn’t anywhere close to being the case.

Man Removing Bricks Discovers A Huge Hidden Surprise Behind Them

Ask around, and it seems like every homeowner has a complaint about their living space. The front door is too squeaky. The bathroom floor is tilted. But as time goes on, it’s these little quirks that really make a place feel like home… unless, of course, that quirk turns out to be something living.

Song Cuts Out During Newlyweds' First Dance For A Wild Twist That Floors Everyone

Weddings are supposed to be one of the happiest days in a couple’s life. The moment the two exchange vows is an experience like none other, and those lucky enough to attend have the privilege of sharing this special moment. While you may plan out your big day to the very last detail, unexpected surprises still have a funny way of popping up.

17 Secret Facts About The White House That Only True Patriots Know

Whether you’re from America or not, chances are you know a thing or two about the White House. It’s big, it’s white, and it’s the home of the President of the United States. What else is there? As it turns out, a 200-year-old house that’s seen some of history’s most powerful figures walk through its doors may hold more secrets than you think.

Friends Break Into An Old Rock Star's Abandoned Mansion And Learn It's Not Empty

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but most of the other curious minds out there seem to be doing just fine. It’s only natural to want to explore the unknown, even if it means breaking a few rules to get there. After all, what harm could a little good-natured mischief really do?

Cold Case Takes A Wild Turn After New Tip Leads Investigators To The Desert

The human spirit craves adventure, and those brave enough to journey beyond the comforts of mainstream society to experience the natural world are often rewarded with memories that last a lifetime. Sometimes, however, these risks may prove to be far too great, and the results can be deadly.

Man Takes His Metal Detector To The Woods And What He Finds Leaves Him With More Questions

Most people don’t consider men and women combing fields with metal detectors to be even remotely in the same league as, say, Indiana Jones. Although these enthusiasts may not crack a whip quite like Harrison Ford, the treasures they unearth would put even the great Dr. Jones to shame.

Archaeologists Uncover Object That Unlocks Lost Past Of Ancient Culture

Before the advent of science, many cultures had legends and rituals to explain the inexplicable. But just because there are concrete scientific explanations for many ancient beliefs, that doesn’t mean that there still aren’t mysteries to be solved.