The Day of the Sun, April 15, is a national holiday in North Korea honouring the nation’s founder Kim Il-Sung. So when his grandson and the “Supreme Leader” Kim Jong-Un was absent for public celebrations, people naturally talked. Is he alive? Is he dead? Given the lack of independent media in North Korea, it’s always
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When you think of the American South, images of the Texas badlands and country music lyrics might just pop into your head. You might also muse over bluegrass tunes, amazing state parks, college basketball, and Elvis Presley songs. The states that make up the American South have a lot to offer citizens and tourists alike,
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Asteroid mining sounds like the realm of science fiction. It certainly has been a popular plot point or setting in fiction ranging from serious thrillers (Alien) to comedy (Red Dwarf). But it has not factored in reality until the past decade or so. On April 6, 2020, President Donald Trump signed an executive order which
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As of this writing, over one-third of the world’s population is currently in quarantine or facing some type of lockdown or restriction. So it wouldn’t be surprising to see some lasting impacts from this COVID-19 pandemic. You can expect new houses to contain quarantine amenities (just like the Cold War inspired bomb shelters), TV shows
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I once spent the summer working at a dry cleaner’s, and what I witnessed there has stayed with me forever. Who knew that a process that mainly deals with the removal of bodily fluids could trigger such extremes in human behavior? Maybe people feel vulnerable because they are actually airing their dirty laundry in public.
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Humans are surrounded by color every day, both in the natural and manufactured environment. Sometimes colors can vividly stand out, and other times they may fade into the background. It can be easy to take color for granted, without thinking much about its full impact or how it even works. So here are ten tidbits
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Smuggling drugs has always been a risky and dangerous activity. Many people take this risk in hopes of hitting it big and not getting caught. To do this, people get creative and have figured out millions of different ways to try and sneak drugs into the country. However, Border Protection and Customs are always working
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How is it possible, after twelve years, that Listverse has never published a list of the best comedy TV series?! Well, it’s time to correct that grievous wrong. I happen to be fanatical about comedy; until I stopped watching TV and movies entirely, it was my genre of choice. I could binge-watch for days on
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We recently published a list on disgusting foods the Chinese eat. We were liberally called names (you can guess which ones) and accused of a bias that ignores our own awesome European (and European-originating) cultures’ foods that may be stomach turning. Obviously a number of these are going to be historic as we tend not
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Classical music usually soothes with its dulcet tones. Usually. But sometimes it is raw and shocking. Sometimes it expresses the side of man that we avoid the consideration of. This list looks at ten such pieces of music. None of these pieces pre-date the 20th century which, when you consider that art mimics society, is
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Movies are an art form, and like any work of art, they are appreciated, critiqued, beloved, and hated by the many people who see them. Someone may watch a film and walk away offended and angry while another may weep in joy at what they saw. It’s subjective, like most works of art. Top 10
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When we look through the photo albums of our childhood days; often we are filled with heart-warming emotions as we remember the good times. However, these following childhood photos tell a very different story when they are viewed in a much darker perspective—these are the world’s notorious serial killers in their early years. 10 Creepy
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Coca-Cola was invented in 1886 by a pharmacist named Dr. John Smith Pemberton. Since it’s inception it has quickly become one of the largest and most influential companies in the world. Love or hate their drinks, everyone knows what Coca Cola is. But what many people may not know is the dark history and facts
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“There’s nothing on.” We’ve all uttered those words, especially since lockdowns and quarantines have left most of us housebound for the foreseeable future. Click, click, click… 200 channels of rubbish. Oh look… it’s season 7 of The Curse of Oak Island,[1] a show where a team of questionably intelligent treasure hunters spends a full hour
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Thanks to Netflix, COVID-19 stay-at-home orders are a little more bearable. On March 20, 2020, the uber-popular streaming service released Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness, and the world hunkered down for its next binge-watch. 10 Well Known Movies With Bizarre Backstories Tiger King features Joe Exotic, founder of Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park (aka,
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The American frontier was a brutal environment. A land with few to no laws meant situations were often handled in dark and unusual ways. Violence was often a first resort. At other times, it was the natural world that posed the biggest threat to human survival. Nature on the frontier was vast and unforgivable. Here
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