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Have you ever looked at a guy wearing some lederhosen and thought: “Hmm, what’s the history behind those stupid looking pantaloons?” Me neither. But the entries in this list look way cooler and have a far more interesting back story. 10 Fascinating Costumes Worn By People In The Margins 10 Herero Dresses in Namibia—High German
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Wouldn’t it be great to wake up in the morning and have everything go right? No red lights, no spilled coffee, no turning up late for appointments, no conflict, no bad news. Obviously, this is next to impossible, but apparently there are some things you can do to keep bad luck at bay no matter
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Circleville, Ohio, has an estimated population of 14,085. White Americans make up 95.29 percent of the population, and 74 percent of married couples own their homes. Most people in town have at least a high school diploma. Circleville, which is smack-dab in the middle of Ohio in Pickaway County, is not the kind of place
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To the victor go the spoils. Throughout history, many conquerors or colonizers have taken treasures back to their homelands as part of their expansions. Sometimes, it was done to fund their wars. Other times, these items were just considered novelties. Regrettably, many of these objects were lost or ruined. For example, thousands of mummies were
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A side effect of any conflict, captured or surrendered soldiers often become prisoners of war. Though there are supposed to be rules regarding their treatment, they are ignored quite frequently. Because of that fact, sometimes rescue attempts become necessary. Here are 10 cases of POW rescues too incredible to be true. 10 Incredible Rescues By
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Sitcoms are a staple for most mainstream TV channels. Whether reruns of long-ago ended shows or scheduled episodes of new ones, sitcoms almost guarantee viewers. And as the years go by, fan theories pile up about shared universes, character crossovers and imagined scenarios. Some of these theories are decidedly dark and include The Fresh Prince
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Group members have a bizarre influence on each other. They have false memories, flow like rivers, and lose IQ points together inside a room (but not outside). Misconceptions can also influence a crowd but not in a good way. Indeed, they sometimes convince a gathering to turn deadly or to stay near danger. There are
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Given that so many publications today have become overly politicised and preachy, as well as living on borrowed time in the wake of internet media, you’d be forgiven for thinking that nobody in their right mind buys magazines anymore. Despite this slow death, some super niche mags are still doing it the old fashioned way—providing
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Every day, millions of scientists around the globe get down to business researching things to improve our understanding of the world we live in. Some discoveries lead to new treatments for deadly diseases or new explanations for strange phenomena. Others teach us useless facts that are fun to know but serve no real purpose. However,
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Filmmaking is hard. Hundreds of complex elements must come together smoothly to create an experience for the audience that lasts only a couple of hours. So it’s not surprising that things occasionally go wrong. The more ambitious the project, the more likely that errors will occur. Sometimes, great movies are made despite the risks. Other
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The English language is notoriously difficult to learn. First, it is full of strange idioms, like the sayings about not crying over spilt milk, looking a gift horse in the mouth, or having egg on your face. Second, it is shocking, stupefying, formidable, and distressing that we have so many synonyms. Many of these difficulties
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Good guys vs. bad guys. Superheroes, villains, and gods with bulging muscles all form part of the action. What more could we ask for when it comes to movies such as Iron Man, The Avengers, Spider-Man, and Thor? Some fans delight in finding Easter eggs in their favorite superhero flicks or discovering clues that may
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Boredom is generally considered to be an unpleasant and unwanted emotion that we must escape from the moment it arises. Some psychologists, however, believe that boredom is good for you, as long as you don’t allow it to go on for too long. Boredom can foster creativity, de-stress us, inspire new ideas and motivate us
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Few things furthered the steady march of history as substantially and exponentially as the Age of Discovery. From the early 1400s through the late 17th Century, Europeans powers took to the seas in search of new land, new riches and new ways to get to far-flung destinations. From the Caribbean to the Americas to Africa
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Adoptive Parents are heroes in the eyes of our society. They take in children whose families cannot care for them and give them homes, food, clothes and other basic essentials. At least that is what they are supposed to do. In some (thankfully few) cases adoptive parents choose to neglect, abuse and even kill the
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Over the years, cameos have become such an integral part of movies and TV shows that you can hardly watch anything without expecting a celebrity or director to pop up briefly in one of the scenes. Sometimes cameos are meant for pure comic relief, and at other times they serve as Easter eggs to be
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The association between Italian Americans and the Mafia is as strong as the association between Italian Americans and pizza. Thanks to a long history of films, books and TV shows focussed on mob families like the Corleones and the Sopranos, as well as a host of real stories covered in films like ‘The Untouchables’, ‘Goodfellas’
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