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Bluetooth: Wireless Technology from a Medieval Norwegia...

July 20, 2018

The statue of a Viking King is displayed at International Antalya Sand Sculpture Festival (Photo by Okan Ozer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) If you have ever tho...

The Most Dangerous Airport in the World

December 30, 2017

Lukla Airport is one of the world's highest airpport and the gateway to Mt. Everest. Credit: WordlTV

Library of Congress: The World's Largest Libray

December 30, 2017

If you can read it, hear it, see it, think it, there’s a good chance The Library of Congress has it. With a collection of over 160 million items, it’s the largest library in...

This Meteorologist Spent The Past 30 Years Living Alone...

December 18, 2017

Vyacheslav Korotki, lives on the barents sea, in a century old wooden house that became a meteorological station in 1933, where he was sent by the Russian state t...

This City's Wall Building is Filled with Poems and Equa...

December 10, 2017

Scattered throughout the city of Leiden, in The Netherlands, are more than 100 poems artfully hand-painted on the exterior walls of buildings. These include the w...

The Impressive Sea Stack of Dun Briste

October 30, 2017

Towering 126 feet above the sea, the striking sea stack of Dun Briste, called the Downpatrick Head, stands about 5km north of the village of Ballycastle in Mayo county. The name Down...

Mysterious Underground Cave Network Found Beneath Shopp...

October 13, 2017

Many people in Thanet, Kent, England have been shopping in Primark - which first opened in 2011 - with absolutely no idea that a network of secret war tunnels, po...

Rare Footage of Some Extinct Animal Species

October 4, 2017

Once they're gone, there's no bringing them back. Full Report Here

90-Year-Old Grandma Turns Small Village Into Art Galler...

October 4, 2017

Remember the little Polish village where every house is covered with painted flowers? Well, one 90-year-old resident of Louka, Czech Republic, is aiming to make h...

Soon-To-Be-Released Government Documents May Reveal Who...

October 2, 2017

More than five decades have passes since Pres. John F. Kenneday was assassinated, yet the truth behind his death is still mired in secrecy... and everyone from th...

Photographer Recreated Some of History's Iconic Portrai...

September 30, 2017

66-year-old photographer Laura Hofstadter came up with a series of black and white self-portraits emulating classical paintings. The project, titled , was a way o...

When Asked for Advice on How to Deal with Grief, This O...

September 22, 2017

Someone on reddit wrote this heartfelt plea: A lot of people responded. Then there’s one old guy who gave a comment that stood out from the rest… H/T Reddit

75 Year-Old Veteran Saved 16 Kids From A Knife-Wielding...

September 17, 2017

Two years ago, 75-year-old James Vernon, a former Army veteran, put himself between 16 terrified kids and a knife-wielding teen determined to kill at an Illinois ...

New Documents Reveal that Titanic Rescuers Tossed Bodie...

September 10, 2017

After the Titanic sunk, rescuers on the Mackay-Bennet ship were tasked to recover the body, they were to be the main body-recovery ship. Overwhelmed by the number...

The TRUE Story Behind The Boy Who Chained His Bike to a...

August 9, 2017

The photo below is one we've seen so many times in the internet. The story goes like this... A young boy left his bike leaning on a tree as he goes off to war in ...

Massive Emerald Weighing More Than 700 Pounds Unearthed...

August 8, 2017

A massive emerald rock, estimated to worth £238million, was discovered in a gem mining field in Brazil and is currently being kept under heavy security in a secre...

Couple Has Been Dressing in Matching Outfits Every Day ...

August 6, 2017

Donald Featherstone, who hit it big after inventing the plastic pink flamingo lawn ornament in the late Fifties, and his wife Nancy, have dressed alike every day...

20 Forbidden Photographs Smuggled Out of North Korea

August 4, 2017

North Korea, ruled by Kim Jung-un portrays itself as prosperous, self-sufficient and well-governed… but the truth is far from it. In order to give us a unique glimpse i...

98-Yr-Old Man Becomes Multi-Millionaire Thanks To Stock...

July 1, 2017

In 1923, 4-year-old Russ Gremel moved into a new home with his family in the Jefferson Park area of Chicago. The street lamps had to be lit at night and people ro...

Man Finds £2 Million Worth of Gold Bars Hidden In An Ol...

June 16, 2017

Given the fact that tanks are primarily designed for front-line combat, it's hard to imagine why a private citizen would buy a 36-tonne tank. However, this is wh...

It's Been Over 70 Years, But This Drone Footage of Ausc...

June 7, 2017

"One minute in Auschwitz was like an entire day. A day was like a year. A month, an eternity." ~Roman Kent, Holocaust survivor It's been over 70 years since the d...

Michael Jackson and His Gravity-defying Shoes...

May 28, 2017

When Michael Jackson did the epic 45-degree lean in the video for “Smooth Criminal” it completely blew everyone’s minds, so he wanted to recreate the dance routine in his l...

Magnificent Libraries Around the World

May 22, 2017

Handelingenkamer Tweede Kamer Der Staten-generaal Den Haag Iii, Netherlands Biblioteca Real Gabinete Portugues De Leitura, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil George Peabody Library, Baltimore...

La Rinconada: The World’s Highest City

May 18, 2017

High in the Peruvian Andes lies an old gold-mining settlement that has, over the years, grown to the status of a city. More than 30,000 people live in this mountainous city five ki...

Welcome to Japan's Sacred, Men-Only Island

May 14, 2017

Okinoshima is a speck of land off the coast of Kyushu, Japan. What's so unique about this island is that you’ll see no female faces here. Only men are allowed to visit the island...

Man Found $2.4 Million-Worth Of Gold Bars In an Old Tan...

May 5, 2017

When Nick Mead purchased an ex-military tank on eBay for $37,000, he thought he was getting a decent deal. Little did he know, there were five gold bars worth $2...

Then and Now: New York in 1873 vs 2014

May 2, 2017

The video below shows before and after photos of New York City taken between 1872 and 1887 compared to 2013 - 2014 photos shot in the same location. Credit: Jordan Liles | For more...

Photos Show What the US Navy and Marine Corps Do for Fu...

May 1, 2017

Swim calls are one of the few drills US Navy and Marine Corps aboard military ships can truly enjoy. During these drills, sailors are given permission to swim nea...

Same People Photographed As Young Adults And 100-Year-O...

April 24, 2017

For his latest project titled "Faces Of Century", photographer Jan Langer took photos of over a dozen Czech centenarians and compared their portraits of when they...

Recent 'History': The Story of the Man Who Was Trapped ...

April 21, 2017

We humans are fragile creatures. All it takes is a wrong meal or a nasty bump to finish us off. Still, under the right circumstances and with a bit of luck, we ca...

In Some Places in the World, Some Women Experience Viol...

April 17, 2017

Arrange marriages still exist in many countries in the world. Because of this tradition, many individuals are fated to spend their lifetime with a person they don...

In 1986, A Lake Suffocated Over 1,746 People in a Singl...

April 17, 2017

"I could not speak. I became unconscious. I could not open my mouth because then I smelled something terrible ... I heard my daughter snoring in a terrible way, v...

Photographer Recreates Last Meals of Notorious Death Ro...

April 3, 2017

New Zealand photographer Henry Hargreaves recreated the last meals ordered by some of the most notorious death row inmates including Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy an...

What Life Looks Like On the World’s Steepest Street

April 2, 2017

You’re definitely going to redefine the word “hill” when you get to see these photos of Baldwin Street. You’ll see the “Worlds Steepest Street” running through the to...

For Sale: An Entire Pennsylvania Town for Only $1.5 Mil...

April 1, 2017

If you ever have $1.5M to spare, and you want a town to call your own — good news! The village of Reduction, Pennsylvania is on the market. But you have to have c...

World's Biggest and Oldest Bald Cypress Tree Burned to ...

March 31, 2017

The world’s biggest and oldest bald cypress tree known as “The Senator” has a height of 125 feet (38m) and is located in Big Tree Park, Longwood Florida. It is es...

One-million-dollar Coin Stolen From Berlin Museum

March 30, 2017

Called the "Big Maple Leaf," the 100-kilogram (220 pounds) coin was stolen from the Bode Museum in Berlin at around 3:30 a.m., March 27, 2017. The gold coin has a face va...

Life of Pi's Top 15 Shipwreck Survival Tips

March 28, 2017

Survival at sea is considered by many experts to be the most difficult survival situation. The list below, which enumerates the most essential things to remember during shipwre...

Then and Now: NASA Images Compare Earth Then and Now

March 27, 2017

With a time difference between 5 - 100 years, these past and present photos taken from NASA's website depict the changing face of our planet.

You Can Now Visit The Wreck Of The Titanic — For A Huge...

March 20, 2017

For the first time since 2012, History.com reports, civilian tourists will soon be able to visit the remains of the ship 2.5 miles below the surface of the Nort...

How Argentina and Chile Used Babies In An Attempt to Ow...

March 13, 2017

Argentina and Chile have been competing for ownership of Antarctica since 1940. Although several other countries are involved in this “competition”, no one truly ...

The Story of The Luckiest Unlucky Man To Ever Live

March 10, 2017

Known as the world’s luckiest unlucky man, Frane Selak, a Croatian music teacher was able to cheat death --- seven times! And, incredibly, in 2003, Selak won $1,000,000 d...

15 Items From the Past That Sold For Outrageous Amounts...

March 9, 2017

How much would you consider paying for an ancient Imperial portrait, or a car rarer than any other in the world, or how about for a chance to rest in peace next t...

The First Products of 13 Famous Companies

March 7, 2017

Take a look at these 13 giant companies and their modest beginnings. Some discovered their niche and instantly dominated the industry during their launch, while others needed to a...

Santa Cruz Del Islote: The Most Densely Populated Islan...

February 20, 2017

About 150 years ago, legend has it that a group of fishermen living about 50 km away along the coastal town of Baru, were generally looking for new waters to fish...

NASA Displayed Apollo 1 Capsule 50 Years After It Tragi...

February 7, 2017

We know all about the Apollo 1 mission and how it ended. Last January 27, 50 years after the fire that occurred during a rehearsal launch — killing Gus Grissom, E...

Heartbreaking Photos Of A Troubled Iraq War Veteran Win...

February 6, 2017

Photographer Craig Walker won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for his photo series on Scott Ostrom, a honorably discharged veteran, home from Iraq...

The Alleged HIV 'Patient Zero' Man Has Been Exonerated

January 27, 2017

Gaetan Dugas, singled out as the first infection vector for the virus in the United States, was a homosexual flight attendant. Recent science has renounced his unwant...

Some of the Most Influential and Powerful Photos Ever T...

January 18, 2017

Given the subtlety of its subjects and its galvanizing nature, documentary photography remains to be a subject of debate. Furthermore, a single photo of a sick ch...

The Jonestown Massacre: One of The Most Disturbing Even...

January 18, 2017

More than 900 people willingly died due to cyanide poisoning on November 18, 1978 from the settlement of Jonestown, Guyana. It was considered one of the most omin...

Photos of Remains of the Twin Towers in Hangar 17

January 12, 2017

At New York Kennedy Airport's airplane hangar, fewer than 30 pieces of steel linger from the debris recovered after the tragic 9/11 incident when terrorists hijacked plane...

150-Year-Old Ship Uncovered by Boston Construction Work...

January 11, 2017

In May of 2016, a Boston building site transpired to a dramatic standstill when construction workers discovered something amazing --- an artifact so stunning and ...

The Woman Who Performed Caesarian Section On Herself (A...

January 11, 2017

On March of 2000, a pregnant woman named Ines Ramirez Perez, 40-years old and living alone in a rural area of southern Mexico, was in her one-room cabin when she...

California's 1000-year-old Pioneer Cabin Tree Has Falle...

January 10, 2017

Serving as human amusement, the Pioneer Cabin tree was one among many “tunnel trees” that had been carved out. The precise age and height of this tree were not re...

Photographer Uses Camera Equipment Made in The 1800s To...

January 10, 2017

A Nashville-based contemporary photographer, named Giles Clement, uses a camera equipment made in the 1800s and is able to create eerily beautiful portraits with ...

Inside This Cave There’s A Village With About 100 Peopl...

January 9, 2017

A village in Guizhou Province, China, is regarded to be the country’s only inhabited, year-round settlement that is located in a naturally occurring cave. It is...

Photos of Venice During Low Tide

January 6, 2017

For two years in a row, low tides in Venice, well-known for its gondola rides, have dropped to levels so low that it has made the city almost entirely without water. Tourists who are expec...

Started as a Mistake, Gym Teacher Wore the Same Outfit ...

January 2, 2017

At Prestonwood Elementary school in Dallas, Texas, Dale Irby, a retired gym teacher posed for his first yearbook photo back in 1973. The following year, 1974, he ...

Before and After Photos Show the Heartbreaking Destruct...

December 21, 2016

For centuries, Aleppo was the Syrian region's largest city and the Ottoman Empire's third-largest, after Constantinople and Cairo. It is also one of the oldest co...

World’s Shortest Commercial Flight is Just 47 Seconds L...

December 14, 2016

The world’s shortest commercial flight takes place between Westray and Papa Westray, the two Orkney Islands just north of Scotland. The islands are separated by...

Meals of the Rich and the Poor Throughout History

December 13, 2016

Power Hungry is an eye-opening photo series by photographer Henry Hargreaves and food stylist Caitlin Levin. The series examines the food disparity between the poor and th...

200 Dead, Unrecovered Bodies on Mt. Everest Used as Lan...

December 7, 2016

Mount Everest, being the highest mountain in the world, is a dream climb for many mountaineers. At 29, 029 ft, reaching the summit is truly a remarkable feat. “Hu...

Today’s Paris Through Photos from 1944

November 28, 2016

French photographer Julien Knez wanted to celebrate the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Paris in August 1944 with a series of photographs. Thus, he integrated photographs of ...

Here's What The Earth Will Look Like If All Its Land Ic...

November 17, 2016

The two largest ice sheets on earth — the one on Antarctica and the one on Greenland — extend more than 6 million square miles combined. If all of earth's land i...

Japan Fixes Fukuoka City Sinkhole – in Two Days!

November 15, 2016

On June 8, 2016 a huge sinkhole swallowed a section of a busy street in Fukuoka, Japan. There were no reports of serious injuries but it caused power outages and disrupte...

The Most Remost Island On Earth And Its 300 Residents

November 5, 2016

Tristan da Cunha is a tiny overseas territory of the United Kingdom, smack in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean. The island has no airport. The only regular trans...

A Bar Inside a 6000-Year-Old Tree

November 5, 2016

In South Africa people built an actual bar inside a hollowed out tree called Sunland Big Baobab. According to the pub's website, the venue is the widest documented baobab, carbon-dated to...

How-To Questions Each State Googles More Frequently Tha...

November 4, 2016

Estately made a list of how-to questions internet users in each state asked more frequently than others. Using Google Autocomplete, Estately compiled hundreds of ...

Remains of Three US Airmen Who Vanished in Malayan Jung...

October 27, 2016

Just months after the end of WWII, three United States airmen took off from Singapore, bound for a small aerodrome in Penang, in their military transport plane. ...

'Afghan Girl' from Iconic National Geographic Photo Arr...

October 27, 2016

"AN AFGHAN woman, immortalised on a celebrated National Geographic magazine cover as a green-eyed 12-year-old girl, has been arrested for living in Pakistan on fr...

This Historic Ghost Town In Colorado Is Up For Sale

October 23, 2016

The small ghost town of Cabin Creek, Colorado, once a bustling highway stop, is available for sale as of August 2016. The five-acre property, which is being offered for ...

Saddam Hussein's 'Secret Torture Chamber in New York'

October 13, 2016

Two unnamed Iraqi officials told the New York Post that when Saddam Hussein rose to power in 1979, he had a secret torture room installed in the basement of the Iraqi ...

After 70 Years of Absence, Wolves Were Reintroduced to ...

August 12, 2016

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable "trophic cascade" occurre...

8 Countries That No Longer Exist

July 28, 2016

A list of countries that ceased to exist as actual countries in the 20th century: Siam, Yugoslavia, Ceylon, Soviet Union, Tibet, United Arab Republic, Czechoslovakia and East/West Germany....

Kowloon Walled City: The Most Densely Populated City Un...

July 12, 2016

During its final years, Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong became the most densely populated place on earth with 50,000 people crammed into just a few city blocks. ...

Before-and-After Photos Show What War Did to the Larges...

July 5, 2016

These are the heartbreaking photos showing just what has been destroyed in Syria's once beautiful city of Aleppo, one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world,...