Are you someone who considers birds a great pet, with a bevy of cockatoos or parrots sitting peacefully in their cages? Or have you had another experience, like a chicken pecking at you as you collect eggs? Regardless of your experience, we have Alfred Hitchcock to thank for creating a fear of what many consider
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Canada… once described by Winston Churchill as being a place where “there are no limits to the majestic future which lies before the mighty expanse of Canada with its virile, aspiring, cultured, and generous-hearted people.” Yet renowned Canadian journalist and social activist, the late June Callwood, caustically observed that “the beaver, which has come to
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When whistleblowers reveal wrongdoings, they jeopardize their reputation and profession and, in extreme cases, their lives. Thanks to their sacrifice, we can learn about significant scandals—sometimes gruesome in nature. Whistleblowers may lead to justice and punishment for those who have committed wrongdoing, and they deserve praise and recognition. Here are 10 things we only know
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Rock music’s explosive and introspective nature has always provided a haven for outcasts, angsty teenagers, and broody types alike. But over the years, some musicians and songwriters have taken rock’s naturally emotive tendencies to new extremes. The results are records that daringly peer into the deepest depths of the human psyche, taking curious listeners along
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Local legends have a certain charm. They’re part of a town’s flavor, along with local businesses and food. They add a bit of spice to the area, a spooky undertone to an otherwise unassuming area. In this list, we look at ten urban legends that are localized in U.S. towns. Please enjoy, and if you
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Life in the wild is full of amazing adaptations and deadly dangers. While many know some of these common adaptations, from camouflage and spines to thwart predators to webbed feet and aerodynamic wings for better movement. However, some adaptations are not as common and may only be limited to a particular species. The animals in
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We know that many classic American TV series were either adapted from recycled shows that originated in other countries, were spin-offs of existing series, or were based on films. However, the details surrounding the origins of some shows, especially situation comedies, are often surprising and can be insightful for fans. Here are the eye-opening stories
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Let’s be honest, most of us dream of indulging in luxuries like a fancy breakfast of Iberico ham, white truffles, duck eggs, and Osetra caviar. Later, you can conclude your day with an even fancier dinner of wagyu beef, matsutake mushroom, and a side of black watermelon. It would help if you enjoyed all these
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Unpaid rent is often an element in a landlord’s issues with their tenants. But what could be so bad that a landlord had to kill the tenant? In addition to blaming unpaid rent, these killer landlords or, in some cases, police or prosecutors, claimed property owners have also killed tenants because of poorly shoveled snow,
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We all have our guilty online pleasures. Be it cute cat videos, makeup tutorials, recipes you’ll never cook, celebrity gossip, and such. For me, I went down the internet rabbit hole and found myself hooked on YouTube videos of volunteer divers solving missing persons’ cold cases. Using fairly basic equipment like fish finders, they are
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Each new decade seems to bring disdain for its immediate predecessor but infatuation with the next-to-last one. The Yuppie 1980s were intrigued by the Hippie 1960s, the tech-driven 2000s by the pre-web ’80s. So while the 2010s obsession with all things 1990s wasn’t surprising, it seemed like more than that. The ’90s became idealized as
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Summer rolling in signals the arrival of BBQs, beach days, ice cream, and camping. For many people, the spookiness of Halloween seems far off, but horror authors like to take these simple summer pleasures and turn them into something sinister. From kids battling evil over summer break to creatures terrorizing sunny seaside towns, mixing horror
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Nearly all living organisms (including us) have DNA in almost every cell in their bodies. Different sections of DNA carry different pieces of information, called genes, which are passed down from parents to children. Genes govern everything from the color of your eyes to the size of your feet. Within a cell, there is a
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Mythical creatures are deeply rooted in folklore and mythology, and many serve as inspiration for blockbuster movies and beloved animated films. While many aspects of the history of these creatures are well known, some are less so. On this list are just some of these lesser-known facts about mythological creatures. Related: 10 ‘Little People’ Myths
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Riots have occurred in many places for many reasons, but they are often sparked by serious and significant situations, circumstances, or events: in prisons due to overcrowding, insufficient food, inadequate healthcare, or other grievances; at protests, when people who are discriminated against demand equal treatment under the law; during acts of civil disobedience, in which
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Since 2009, ABC’s Shark Tank has given hopeful entrepreneurs a shot at landing the venture capitalist backing of their dreams. The “sharks,” or investors, have essentially been the same throughout the show’s entire run, and to say they’ve “seen it all” is an understatement. They’ve backed products that have turned out to be wildly successful
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Julia Child is known by most for being a pioneering chef, television personality, and cookbook author. She starred in eight television cooking series and published a total of 11 cookbooks. A classically trained chef, Child was passionate about food and brought French cuisine to an American audience and the world via her long-running television series
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Graduation marks the successful end of one journey and the commencement of another. It’s a time for celebrating past accomplishments and bright futures. Sadly, such festivities are not immune to violence…and murder. Here, we look at some recent graduation-related murders. Related: Top 10 Crazy Times People Brought A Gun To A Child’s Birthday Party 10
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As the apex predator of the seas and the largest dolphin, the orca is known for its striking color, social intelligence, and brilliant hunting strategies. These magnificent marine mammals own the oceans with their smarts and strength. And some famous orcas have made their name in history. So, let’s dive in and look at ten
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