Month: October 2022

October: The spookiest month of the year leading up to the 31st. Before that frightful date falls, the weeks leading up to Halloween are often filled with haunted attractions, costume planning, and of course, horror film marathons. To many, a frightening movie is just that—a movie. The following ten, however, are unique in that the
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American history is full of all kinds of violence. Frontier battles, witch trials, social unrest, pioneer problems, labor strife, and the Civil War all combine to make up a small part of the country’s sometimes malevolent history. And along with those dark times often comes a macabre aftermath. Across the country, big cities and small
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Sasquatches and sea monsters tend to get most of the love in the cryptid community, though most people don’t realize that they’re often only a stone’s throw away from a more canine-haunted creature. If these stories are to be believed at all. From the Black Dog of England to the Inugami Yokai of Japan, the
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Researchers forecast that the international market for video games will grow at nearly 13% a year until, by 2030, it will be worth around $580 billion. With such an incredible amount of money at stake, game developers are constantly trying to find a game that will capture the public’s imagination and be the next big
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You’ve probably heard of haunted houses and haunted hotels. You might even have heard about a haunted castle or two. But have you ever heard about a haunted mine? While deadly gasses have overtaken some ghost mines, others remain completely untouched for the enterprising explorer. Some people believe ghost miners remain behind because they have
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Have you ever felt guilty for something? You might have thought it was illegal, but it 100% wasn’t. Sometimes we feel weird about our actions, but our surroundings and beliefs could be influencing those emotions. We often use the law to measure the legality of our actions. Before you freak out, let’s learn about things
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When most people think of serial killers, they often imagine someone who stabs their victims or shoots them. However, there is another method that some of the worst serial killers have used to kill their victims—strangulation. Strangulation is the act of choking someone to death by compressing their windpipe or specific blood vessels. Strangulation can
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There are some authors who shun the limelight, rarely giving interviews or appearing at public events. Then there are other writers who are an open book to the world, like the incredibly prolific Stephen King. Throughout the years, the King of Horror has amassed a loyal fan base, which he addresses as his Constant Readers.
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Throughout mythology, there are hundreds of women, many of whom show immense power. These women are often very quickly demonized in the eyes of both contemporary and modern societies when we, in fact, often celebrate their male counterparts for similar actions. Here is a list of ten women from mythologies around the world who have
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Certain periods of history are known to have a particular aesthetic, and perhaps no period of history brings to mind very specific aspects like the wild, wild west. What would later become the western half of the United States of America possessed a dramatic, dynamic history during the 19th century. Gold rushes, railroads, the plights
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If there’s one constant in life, it’s change. Things are changing daily, some for the better, like your day after reading this article, hopefully, and others change for the worse, like gas prices. Regardless, some changes are more significant and are felt on a grander scale and magnitude. Companies sometimes act as catalysts for some
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In May 1914, The Times of London, England, reported: “If all goes well with this invention, we shall soon be able, it seems, to see people at a distance.” The newspaper referred to an instrument an English inventor, Archibald Low, had come up with called a Televista. Low’s Televista was the most sophisticated device of
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The statistics are staggering. YouTube has around 2.2 billion active users monthly, and people post about 2,500 videos every minute. Meanwhile, about 500 million people are on Instagram daily, and some 45 million open their TikTok accounts at some time during the day. With so many people using these and other platforms, competition for views
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The Giza Pyramids were constructed about 4,500 years ago. As breathtaking as these monuments are, they are not the oldest. Other archaeological sites are far more ancient than the Giza complex. This list looks at the most intriguing candidates known for their uniqueness or historical importance, including the largest human-made landscape and how avocados led
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If ever we needed a real-world example of the mythological Pandora’s box, the French Revolution would suffice. What began in the late eighteenth century in a united spirit of brotherhood and rooted in the principles of the Enlightenment quickly descended into utter chaos, taking thousands of lives with it and forever changing the course of
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Tens of thousands of bands have taken up the moniker of “punk.” From Sting to Avril Lavigne, thousands of artists have taken up the legacy of “punk.” But not all of them fit the bill. While punk as an idea is rooted in fighting back against toxic societal norms, not every single artist is willing
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Whether you’re purchasing the home of your dreams or downsizing as empty nesters, you must endure the daunting task of actually moving all your belongings before you can fully enjoy your new residence. The tasks of carefully packing fragile items, organizing possessions by room, and loading large pieces of furniture seem to never end. Even
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People go to the mall to shop, eat, or enjoy its air conditioning. But nobody goes shopping to get scared. Unfortunately, however, there are a handful of malls that feel haunted to the patrons and employees who frequent them. Want to know which ones they are and why they’re considered creepy? Strap yourselves in as
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There’s something about monsters that just won’t die. No matter how many times they’re debunked or disproven, these mythical creatures continue to capture our imaginations. Perhaps it’s because we all have a little bit of monster inside of us, just waiting to come out. Or maybe it’s because these stories have been passed down for
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Over the years, Hollywood’s reliance on CGI has grown along with its ability to successfully execute a good CGI scene—to the point where it has become a staple of most movies less concerned with plot and more driven by action sequences and pecs of steel. Therefore, filmmakers could be forgiven for testing various recipes to
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What kind of people ended up in a lunatic asylum? Melancholy teenagers? Violent criminals? Unmarried mothers? Most of the hundreds of thousands of patients in the dark days of the “madhouses” were unknown paupers and not remembered. Occasionally though, throughout history, certain patients have been rather more well-known. Here are ten examples of the somewhat
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