POSTS BYSTORIES BY TOM CARLSON

Man Puts An Empty Glass Over A Stick Of Butter With An Absolutely Magical Outcome

There are a ton of cooking tricks that are the culinary equivalent of a get-rich-quick scheme: they’re overly complicated and unlikely to be fruitful. Unless, of course, you already have the know-how to go toe-to-toe with chefs like Gordon Ramsay, and most of us aren’t.

Strange Tooth Just Washed Up On The Beach In North Carolina With Truly Frightening Origins

On a good day, a walk along the beach might net you a view of beautiful sunset, a handful of brilliant seashells, and more sand in your shoes than you thought possible. But after a slew of storms rocked the coast of North Carolina, residents and beachgoers started finding some strange—and unsettling—souvenirs.

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.

Woman Spots A Wild Animal In Her Home And Proceeds To Make The Biggest Mistake Imaginable

Animals can really bring a household together. If you live alone, a cuddly kitten to curl up in your lap will make those cold nights a little warmer; if you’ve got kids, a dog barking at the front door can make you feel protected. But when it comes to animals in the home, not all are created equal.

Snake Is About To Eat Baby Rabbits Until A Hero Charges In To The Rescue

While nature is always evolving, some aspects of it, like the relationship between predators and prey, are destined to remain the same. After all, the food chain exists for a reason, and it’s worked out that way in harmony for eons. But just because a predator is stronger than its prey does not mean it’s bound to overpower them every time…

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.

Student Who Went Missing 14 Years Ago May Have Been Found In The Most Unlikely Place

Traveling abroad is usually a positive experience. You have the ability to learn about different cultures, taste foreign foods, and meet people from all walks of life. That said, it can be intimidating, especially with possible language barriers and culture clashes—or worse, as one American family recently found out.

The Differences Between These Tricky Sets Of Two Pictures Are Nearly Impossible To Spot

From games of “I Spy” to Where’s Waldo? books, we all enjoy challenging ourselves with optical illusions and visual puzzles. It’s rewarding to solve them because it takes such a keen eye to get the job done!

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.

Woman Whose Husband Vanished 6 Weeks After Their Wedding Learns The Truth 70 Years Later

World War II devastated the planet. Not only did countless families around the globe lose loved ones, but the carnage was so vast and widespread that some never even learned the truth about what really happened to the people they cared about. Such was the case for a Texas woman named Peggy Seale.

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.

17 Totally Bizarre Devices Our Ancestors Actually Had To Use Back In The Day

It’s safe to say that what sets Homo sapiens apart from the rest of the animal kingdom is our ability to invent stuff. From the wheel to the iPad, we don’t just use the tools we’re given—we make better ones! On the other hand, humanity has also had its fair share of trial-and-error moments.

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.

Pilot Taking Photos From The Cockpit Of His Plane Captures The Craziest Scenes Down Below

Even from our viewpoint down here on the ground, we know that we live on a stunningly beautiful and infinitely diverse planet. Still, there are some views that the average human simply can’t reach.