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Aerial bombardments; labor shortages; and insufficient food, materials, and natural resources were only some of the hardships that men, women, and children faced on the home front during World War II. The devastation of The Great War meant that everyone must do their part, regardless of sex, age, or location. Back home, ordinary citizens rose
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There are many different religions and beliefs out there. A church and belief system that is often questioned, doubted, and ostracized is that of the Church of Satan. And many misconceptions exist about this group—which should not be confused with the Satanic Temple. The Church of Satan does not have that many bizarre rituals and
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The relationship between a prison guard and an inmate is an unequal one. The guard can access information and is free to leave the prison grounds. The inmate, of course, is not free to do anything and has limited access to information. Sexual interest in people who have committed crimes is common enough to have
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Extreme body transformations are one of the worst-kept secrets in Hollywood. Now that comic book-based movies dominate the cultural zeitgeist, casting larger-than-life actors requires a little more than a few pushups and good lighting. Christian Bale showed how black coffee, one apple, and one can of tuna per day could take him from Batman shape
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Foods and drinks you consume might either aid or impede your recovery from an illness or surgery. You must eat the proper foods, such as superfoods. Each superfood, whether a vegetable, fruit, protein source, or healthy fat, offers something unique to your body. Some of these foods have been demonstrated to help with inflammation, immunological
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All day long, we use our tongues for a variety of purposes. Your tongue helps you to eat, talk, taste, and swallow. Despite this, most people do not know much about their tongues (probably because we don’t usually think about it). Some of the facts below are so surprising that you may be left with
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When it comes to memorializing people in their final resting place, a widespread practice involves using a headstone as a marker where the person is buried. Usually, they have the name of the person, along with the date of their birth and death. Sometimes, there is an epitaph, an inscription that embodies the person who
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Jim from The Office is known for many things. He is the workplace heartthrob, the office normie, and everyone’s favorite prankster. But what people rarely discuss when talking about Jim’s character is that he’s actually kind of a jerk. Here are ten times Jim was anything but the nice guy. Related: 10 Important Characters in
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One of the most controversial and enigmatic civilizations that mystifies us to this day is that of ancient Sumerians. Seemingly appearing out of nowhere during the Stone Age, their civilization displayed advanced knowledge in the organization as well as the economic and social stability of its citizens. Some of the amazing inventions attributed to them
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The period between the 1980s and 2000s was considered the golden age for breakfast cereals. It was during this time that companies produced endless varieties, shapes, colors, and especially some questionable flavors. Whether you preferred something sweet, healthy, or anything in between, there was something for everyone. We all have our favorite cereals (ahem… Peanut
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Dentophobia is exactly what it sounds like—a fear of the dentist. Past negative experiences or fearing the loss of control can lead to dentophobia. For most folks, however, going to the dentist is a fairly mundane chore. Worst case, they might find a cavity. And let’s face it, paying the bill is never a pleasant
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Archaeologists spend their lives searching for great discoveries that will reveal something amazing about the past. Unfortunately, there are people who love to mess with them. Some people create hoaxes for fun, some for profit, and some to bolster their own pet theories about history. Most hoaxes are easy to detect—if a find looks too
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Big-wave surfing isn’t for everyone. In fact, it is not attractive for many keen surfers, who prefer waves no more than double-overhead in height. Mainly because after that, the fear far outweighs the fun. After wiping out on a giant wave, many surfers feel like they are going to die, but remarkably few people die
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Music is part of our everyday life, and we are pretty much wired to respond to it. History has seen musical prodigies such as Beethoven and Mozart entertaining kings and plebeians alike, and modern music, too, is filled with quite remarkable writers of music and lyrics. To rate the best songwriters is a near-impossible task,
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The world around us is an amazing place. How everything interacts with one another creates a dynamic world that we often misunderstand. Taking a closer look can help us better understand this planet we call home. Scientists define a biome as a large area characterized by its vegetation, soil, climate, and wildlife. They divide the
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Incredibly, these stories of people who found remarkable artifacts without a metal detector, a map, or hours of research. Was it a need for reorganization, perhaps spring cleaning? Whatever the reason, good fortune was on their side. This list uncovers ten artifacts of history found by locals and civilians. And begs the question—what better reason
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It’s not uncommon for people to have a feeling that “something bad is going to happen.” These feelings often precede an announcement of the intention to divorce or a diagnosis of illness. Incidents of this nature are often brushed off because people “know their spouses well enough to realize something is wrong” or they “know
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In our era of pillorying historical oppressors, Britain often gets a bad rap. And while England’s record on the world stage has been checkered, this is also a nation that granted former colonies like Australia, Canada, and India autonomy and, of course, singlehandedly stood up to Nazi Germany in 1940—a finest hour not only for
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Somehow, history seems to glaze over some of the most important female adventurers of all time. While we often hear about Amelia Earhardt, many other amazing women have become mere footnotes found in dusty old history books or lost in the hidden corners of the internet. Luckily for you, this list covers ten of these
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The words “fear” and “phobia” are often used interchangeably; however, their meaning is far from the same. Fear is a natural emotion when we are in the presence of danger or harm. On the other hand, a phobia is a persistent, irrational fear that causes the sufferer to be faced with feelings of panic and
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In a memorable scene from the 1991 Western comedy City Slickers, actor Daniel Stern delivered the memorable line: “When I was about 18, and my dad and I couldn’t communicate about anything at all, we could still talk about baseball. Now that was real.” Unfortunately, we never got to actually see Stern’s character Phil and
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Over 80% of the ocean is still unexplored, meaning there are many bizarre and potentially horrifying things lurking beneath the surface of the water still to be discovered. However, we don’t always need to trawl the depths to find these unusual objects; sometimes, they wash up on shore. Most people visiting a beach will find
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