Month: February 2022

How can a color you can see not exist? The truth has a lot to do with how (and why) we see colors. Without going into the science involved, we recognize colors by their wavelengths. Think of wavelengths as the difference in the speed at which the signals from a color reach our eyes. The
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There are three types of people in this world. Some invite spirits and go out of their way searching for them. Some believe the stories of others. And then some want nothing to do with it and find themselves starring in their very own nightmarish episode. Here are 10 of the craziest tales of paranormal
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When you think of museums, do you picture incomprehensible artwork hanging on the wall while a stuffy tour guide drones on? Thankfully, there are some very different and interesting museums from coast to coast in the United States. Today we’re going to take a look at 10 of these uniquely American institutions that have documented
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I’m sure you will agree, gentle Listversians, that we could all do with a moment or two of pure distraction—not only from reading endless articles about the pandemic, political tensions, the ever-present specter of war, dwindling natural resources, and increasingly frequent natural disasters. In that spirit, here is a list of 10 wonderfully whacky news
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Monster movies are pure fun, even if they hardly ever win awards and are usually last on the “best movies of all times” lists. The first giant monster movie is generally described as the 1933 King Kong film, while the first picture to include a creature is the 1915 silent film, The Golem. Frankenstein first
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Language is constantly evolving, and this can make it hard to define what is correct and incorrect. Sometimes misunderstood words and phrases become so dominant that they become, well, not misunderstandings anymore. A divisive example of this is the word “literally,” which is often used to exaggerate something that is not really literal—as it’s an
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Not much surprises us nowadays, but some things do happen to carry a significant shock value. One of these things is “stuff” found in the human body that isn’t supposed to be there. Documented accounts of notable cases usually involve medical malpractice and bugs that laid eggs under the skin (shivers), but there’s so much
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From temples hanging off of cliff faces to churches perched on pillars of rock, the world is full of ancient buildings situated in the most inconvenient places. Often housing places of worship, the difficulty in reaching these buildings tends to reflect their spiritual importance. Here are ten of the best examples of old buildings that
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The military and military boot camps are commonly portrayed in the media. These portrayals are rarely accurate and lead to the average person having many misconceptions about military training. Today, in the social media age, these misconceptions spread. It can be hard to tell what is true! In this article, we will go through ten
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Posthumous albums are one of pop culture’s most enduring mysteries. With the artist gone but not forgotten, we’ll never know whether these packages are something that they would’ve approved, whether they’re something they planned, or whether they’re cynically cribbed together by faceless record execs. The mystery leaves these albums with a mixed legacy, but sometimes,
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When it comes to medicine, everybody seems to have an opinion. Regardless of background, status, or financial situation, everybody has to worry about their health, so the shared interest makes a lot of sense. With so much information out there, it can be easy to get lost in the chaos, particularly debates around conventional and
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H. P. Lovecraft’s influence on literature is undeniable. Stephen King, the current king of horror, describes him as “the twentieth century’s greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale.” His influence also extends beyond the literary world. For instance, his work inspired some of the art in H. R. Giger’s Necronomicon (named after Lovecraft’s Necronomicon), which
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You know that feeling when you hear a sound, and it just sends chills right down your spine? Creepy, right? We all know that nature produces all sorts of interesting sights and sounds. From creepy animals to (previously) unexplained sounds that go bump in the night, there’re all sorts of sounds to be wary of
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From the ancient Greek Olympics to a low-key game of cards, humans by nature have always explored countless ways to test their mettle against a competitor. As modern society reinvents itself, new waves of bizarre and wacky contests continue to appear on the horizon and evolve—some of which you may be surprised to learn actually
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Sea level is so overrated. Wonders abound beneath our feet—sometimes a few meters, sometimes a few miles. Some require nine-figure excavations and a team of international researchers, others a modest shovel and flashlight. Pioneering scientific experiments, macabre reminders of history both recent and remote, and life forms that eluded mankind’s discovery for millennia are just
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In many of the richer countries of the world, there is an immense variety of food available. Modern supply chains ensure that all products are available year-round. The inventive cook now has a plethora of ingredients available and can make dishes from any part of the planet with produce from their local market. Virtually unlimited
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As cheesy as it can be, Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a time of love. Couples worldwide show kindness and love to their partners through gifts, experiences, and special treatment. It can be a really joyful and exciting time for people in a new or committed relationship. Unfortunately, it is not all roses, greeting
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