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9 Popular Halloween Myths Busted!

Content submitted by Jeff Lane The countdown to Halloween has started. Crazy people put razorblades in apples and needles in Halloween candy Sadly, that’s true. There have been specific, documented cases about kids being pricked by needles hidden inside of Halloween candy. More than 80 cases have been recorded since 1959, but only 10 resulted […]


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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Flu

1 – The Spanish Flu is the most well-known pandemic of the flu   It took out anywhere from 40 to 100 million people from 1918 to 1920. It was so severe that it registered a Level 5 on the Pandemic Severity Scale, which is the highest level that exists. The mortality rate was incredibly […]


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8 unbelievable escapes from death

She jumped but, her skirts was a ‘parachute’ Image credits:Suspension Bridge and Clifton Observatory All Bristol is today recalling a story that outstrips fiction – a story too good to be true, but one that really happened – the miraculous escape from death over 60 years ago of a young woman who jumped from the […]


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Top 7 Most Strange “Accidentally Swallows”

1 – Girl swallows toothbrush while practicing oral sex A Romanian teenager had to have emergency surgery after swallowing a toothbrush while she practised performing oral sex. Andreea Vlad, 16, from Falticeni in eastern Romania, initially told doctors she had slipped and swallowed the seven inch toothbrush. But when medical staff carried out examinations they […]


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Full List of Demons (A-Z)

A list of demons, devils, and evil gods from around the world. Probably not exhaustive. If you know of any more, keep it to yourself. A Abaddon – King of the Demons of Hell. Also known as Apollyon (Greek). Abigor – Rides a horse and carries a scepter and lance. In Hell he commands sixty […]


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6 Strangest Radioactive products

Radioactive Comdoms If you needed “a cure for the living dead” or required “perpetual sunshine” between 1918-1928, you could take Radithor. It was a patent medicine whose active ingredient was radium isotopes. One man took so much his jaw had to be surgically removed. Marie Curie’s discovery of radioactive elements caught the nation’s imagination. Radioactivity […]


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6 College Degrees You Won’t Believe Exist

Tired of boring ol’ Shakespeare? Try the Harry Potter class. Already, across the world, one could study “The Simpsons” or learn Klingon from “Star Trek”. At Princeton, a freshman seminar lab called “Getting Dressed” is available. “How to Watch Television” is an offering at Montclair State University, also in New Jersey. Yes, you did read […]


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Mechanical Art

Mechanic arts is an obsolete and archaic term. In the 19th century, it referred to fields, some of which are now known as engineering. It was apparently an attempt to distinguish these fields from creative and artistic endeavors like the performing arts and the fine arts which were for the upper class of the time […]


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Great American Beach Towns

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Enough with your fancy remote beaches. The Maldives? St. Tropez? With the economy what it is, we’ll be lucky to get to the next state on a $73 tank of gas. We want close. We want old-fashioned. We want a town where we can park the car, drag a beach chair and a book to […]


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Nostradamus

Either Michel de Nostredame wrote the ultimate literary Rorschach test, or else Nostradamus accurately predicted the future course of civilization until its ultimate end. Or as the Straight Dope’s Uncle Cecil puts it: There are two schools of thought on Nostradamus: either (1) he had supernatural powers which enabled him to prophesy the future with […]


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10 Extraordinary People with Real Superpower

1 – The boy who sees without Eyes, Ben Underwood taught himself to use echo location to navigate around the world. He is blind, both of his eyes were removed (cancer) when he was 3, but has managed to do some truly extraordinary feats. Basically he’s Daredevil He can see the world throught sounds like […]


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