Month: March 2022

While many know the infamous murders of children like James Bulger and JonBenet Ramsey, there are many more children who have suffered horrific deaths that have not received nearly the same media attention. This list serves to bring attention to those children so that their memories are not forgotten. Related: 10 Incredibly Tragic Unsolved Child
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Humanity seems to love contemplating its own widespread destruction, leading to a rich variety of post-apocalyptic novels which imagine horrific situations for the few survivors who remain after the end of the world. Giants of the genre include Richard Matheson’s vampire plague in I Am Legend (1954), Stephen King’s flu pandemic in The Stand (1978),
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Greek mythology is a treasure trove of outlandish and incredible stories. At the forefront of these tales, spearheading the ridiculousness, are the Greek gods. The Greek pantheon is infamous for its ruthlessness and cruelty, especially toward mortals and lesser gods. In this list, we’ll take a look at 10 of the pettiest punishments ever doled
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The best actors become someone else entirely once they step onto the stage or into the camera frame. Their performances are so convincing that audiences are moved to tears or laughter—sometimes making fans think they aren’t acting at all. Some of these actors have been performing for decades. They’ve perfected their craft, while others are
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One would expect that most film adaptations are from famous novels, which is the case in some instances. But through the years, plenty of well-known movies were adapted from short stories printed in newspapers or book compilations—with famous and not-so-famous authors’ shorter reads becoming movie blockbusters. Films like Apocalypse Now, Minority Report, 3:10 to Yuma,
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You may not believe this, but sleeping is a very controversial topic. People are torn between what the doctors say about an average of 8 hours a night and celebrities like Steve Harvey saying if you sleep 8 hours a day, you will never be successful in life. No matter where you fall on the
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It’s always thrilling when archaeological discoveries are announced or ancient shipwrecks are found on the ocean floor. Over the past couple of decades, there have been amazing discoveries of sarcophagi, pyramids, temples, lost cities, rare fossils, and a whole lot more. On this list are just a few of these types of fascinating finds that
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We have all heard about actors almost being cast in a role even though they did not seem right for the part. However, some casting ideas are laughable or even outrageous. These are 10 of the all-time most bizarre would-be pairings of actors with memorable motion picture characters. Related: 10 Shocking Films From The Early
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While the classic charm of fetes and raffles will always endure, today’s world continues to surprise us with unique waves of fundraising trends. Creative ways to raise the bar are always on the horizon—from the ingenious to the wacky and everything in between. So no need to sell candy or magazines or get pledges for
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Anyone who’s ever watched Naked and Afraid has placed themselves—hypothetically and perhaps less nakedly—in the contestants’ precarious positions. Clothed or otherwise, if you were stranded in God knows where for a few weeks, could you live off the land until help arrives or evacuation is possible? In such scenarios, survival can depend on knowing what’s
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Darkness falls early in Britain. Its ancient history is rich with murder, disease, and natural disasters, which makes it the perfect destination for dark and macabre tours—if you dare. Stroll through the streets of London where serial killers have stalked their prey and thousands were killed by plague, fire, and wartime bombs. Travel to the
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For every Ed Gein, Jeffrey Dahmer, and John Wayne Gacy, there are just as many maniacs, murderous mugs, and mind-meltingly malicious madmen who never get the same levels of public awareness. The more famous gory crimes, although often packaged and traded onward via novels, TV shows, and movies, horrific (and perversely glamorous, in a way),
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In a world where roughly 6,500 different languages are currently spoken, an assortment of common symbols, emblems, and logos can often bridge the gap between cultures. Certain images, and the concepts they represent, can be easily recognized by most. However, some of the most familiar images associated with modern ideas, products, or movements come to
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GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, have been a hot topic of debate in recent years. Some people believe that they are unsafe and want them banned, while others believe that they are a perfectly safe and a necessary part of our food system. So who is right? And what do we really know about GMOs?
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Films function as time capsules, showcasing the fashions, hairstyles, slang, and the concerns of society at the time they were made. That’s why it’s a tragedy when any film becomes lost. The reasons a film can go missing are many—vault fires, film cans being misplaced or stolen, or just general indifference in preservation. A staggering
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When it comes to world records, it is as if they are made to be broken. As if there is a never-ending bar set in place challenging humanity to always up the ante. No matter how remarkable, weird, or dumb we may find them, there is always something fascinating about setting records and the people
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Over the years, television broadcasting has proved vital across the globe. Millions of people watch television daily. The evolution of television made it the primary source of information and entertainment for everyone worldwide. Information and entertainment are pretty much what modern-day society is all about. Even with the rise of social media, television broadcasting keeps
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It’s no secret that board games can be addictive. There’s something about gathering around the table with friends and family, working together to achieve a common goal, or trying to be the last one standing that just makes for a good time. While most games are fun, some board games have developed cult-like followings, with
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“Lay your ear close to the hill.Do you not catch the tiny clamour,Busy click of an elfin hammer,Voice of the Lepracaun singing shrillAs he merrily plies his trade?He’s a spanAnd a quarter in height.Get him in sight, hold him tight,And you’re a madeMan!” These lines from “The Lepracaun, or Fairy Shoemaker” by Irish poet William
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Some Roman writers are very well-known, notably Virgil, who wrote the Aeneid; Marcus Aurelius, the philosopher-king who, when not ruling the empire, wrote his Meditations; and Suetonius, the historian who composed biographies of Julius Caesar and the first eleven emperors. You might even recognize the names of Tacitus or Livy, but there are hundreds of
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