SMB Benefits of Outsourcing your IT Services

SMB Benefits of Outsourcing your IT Services

Outsourcing services makes a lot of sense if you are a small to mid-sized business. One may have the capital, but lack the physical resources (e.g. office space, hardware) to hire in-house personnel. Lots of services can be outsourced by a business – from telecommunications to marketing, but one of the biggest … Read more

What is the History of Baby Throwing in India?

A Priest holding an infant from a height 

India is famous for the strange and unusual ceremonies that are held in most of its cities. These weird traditions include Nag Panchami, marriage with animals like dogs, Bhai Dooj, Thaipoosam, and many more. However, the weird tradition that we are going to talk about is baby throwing or baby tossing in … Read more

What is the History of Famadihana Dancing with the Dead?

Famadihana reburial turning of the bones in Madagascar 

You would have seen tremendous ceremonies and festivals being celebrated in different cultures. People celebrate happiness, right? But you would be shocked to read about some very unusual and strange ceremonies that people celebrate even in the 21st century.  Ceremonies that are about events like marriage, birth, or beliefs are common to … Read more

What is the History behind Lip Stretching in Africa?

A Mursi woman wearing a lip plate

Talking about the strangest traditions and customs around the world can be very shocking. It would be best if you were open-minded to believe what you read as no two cultures or groups think alike. Some parts of the world might be more gender-specific and have their traditions aligned, while some have … Read more

What is Qasr al-Farid, and Why Was it Abandoned?

The Mada’in Salih

In the middle of the vast desert landscape of northeastern Saudi Arabia, you’ll find a rock standing tall, but once you look around, you’ll see a tomb carved on that very same rock. Also known as the “lonely castle,” Qasr Al-Farid is one of the well-known monuments of the Madain Saleh archeological … Read more

Learn the Interesting History of Teotihuacán

Ancient pyramid of Teotihuacan

Our world contains the strangest things and places that somehow leave people breathless with how well preserved and simply passing the test of time. Stonehenge, Pyramid of Giza, and Moai are some of the few places that piqued the majority’s interest, and for a good reason. Unraveling strange places like this always … Read more

Most Shocking Celebrity Deaths

Whitney singing in a concert

Sudden and untimely deaths are never easy to accept, especially when people with great reputations die much sooner in a tragic way. Over the years, there have been several shocking celebrity demises. We are writing this article in honor of the late celebrities who had the most unexpected deaths that the public … Read more

Unusual Emblems from Flags Around the World

The flag of Andorra

A flag is a (mostly) unique design that identifies a nation and sometimes showcases part of its history. However, there’s only so much you can show on a piece of cloth, which is why many flags have powerful emblems and symbols that have deep meaning for the people they represent. Any flag, … Read more

The Most Unusual Deaths

a woman standing in a cemetery

Death is the permanent end of life and a tragic event for the loved ones of the deceased. Every human has to die one day, but some breathtaking and bizarre deaths have been traced in history.  Some historical figures have lost their lives in a rather way. The following is a list … Read more

An Insight into the Clusterwink Snail

a snail on a cherry

Nature boasts a multitude of weird and outright strange creatures. You cannot be blamed for thinking that some of them are not even from earth. One of the most interesting phenomena found in nature is bound to be the ability of some creatures to produce light and glow. From jellyfish to fireflies, … Read more

Incredibly Unusual Deaths

Skull on top of on a pile of books

Death is inevitable. It is a part of life and is something no one can avoid. Many people die of natural causes, while others die unexpectedly due to accidents. But some had “grand exits,” and others, unfortunately, met their end in a weird and baffling way. Reading the following unusual deaths will … Read more

Places on Earth That Resemble Other Planets

Fairy Chimneys in Turkey during the winter

Considering the state of the world we live in, we cannot blame you if you wish to get away from it all and travel to outer space. Now that booking vacations to space is possible, we’re rueful to say that most of us mere mortals cannot board a spacecraft just yet. Of … Read more

The Quietest Places on Earth

Sun rising over a quiet pond

“Quiet is the new loud,” as one indie-folk album title proclaims. While peace and quiet aren’t as abundant as they were before, several signs tell you that they may be making a comeback. No matter how hyper they are, people do feel worn-out sometimes, looking for some faraway places to have a … Read more

Amazing Underwater Forest in Brazil

Black wooden canoe on body of clear water

No one and nothing can be greater than Mother Nature – she never ceases to amaze us. Even after she has wreaked havoc, she leaves us with a new, rare, and staggeringly beautiful phenomenon that we thought only exists in fairy tales and fantasy movies. Have you been to an underwater forest? … Read more

Top Strangest Plants in the World

wild-berries

There are around 298,000 plant species that we know of, and there must be thousands more that humans haven’t discovered yet. We all know about the common houseplants, fruit plants, and so on, but there are some very weird and strange species that we might not be aware of.  If you’re interested … Read more

Guide to the Absolutely Strangest Things on Earth

an eerie ambiance

Many people love learning about a good mystery. There are lots of stories out there about strange and unusual things. It’s because our planet is filled with places and things that are surreal, eerie, and sometimes downright bizarre. Even though many of these things have logical or scientific explanations, some still remain … Read more

What Are Witch Stairs?

witch stairs

Have you ever heard of witch stairs?  These stairs have been mentioned and alluded to in literature and by scare mongers and stairs design to keep witches away and or locked up.  The belief being a witch is unable to use them. However, they actually have a useful purpose and are also … Read more

What Is Ball Lightning?

Nature never ceases to amaze us. There is always something to rake up your curiosity. It is a wonder how so many natural phenomena are still unexplained even after centuries of scientific research. There is always something in nature that is wonderful to look at but so complex that it’s stupefying. Here, … Read more

The Weirdest Baby Names in History

Silhouette of mother and baby against a sunset

Naming a newborn baby is every parent’s business – unless otherwise wholly unacceptable to the law or the society. Most parents usually go for the familiar, classic baby names, while some would christen their babies with the most trending names right now. And parents who want to be a little more adventurous? … Read more

Fascinating Items Stored at the Library of Congress

interior of the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress serves the U.S. Congress and is recognized as the national library in the country. It has long been a bastion of history, knowledge, and information since it was established in 1800. It is home to more than 38 million books and other printed material.  In addition to books, … Read more

Weirdest Things That Fall from the Sky

cumulus clouds in the blue sky

Rain, snow, and hail are some of the usual things that we expect to fall from the sky. But meat, spiders, and frozen iguanas? And even gold bars!  Nope, we’re not straying away from the topic here! These are some strange items that fell from the sky. The metaphorical “Raining cats and … Read more

Curious Examples of Life Imitating Art

titanic against the moonlight

As Oscar Wilde says: “Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.” It’s true that there are often examples of people deriving inspiration from real-life situations to create their masterpieces. However, it’s incredible to consider just how often life truly imitates works of art, books and comic books, music, movies, and … Read more

The Most Heavily Guarded Places in the World

white house

Whether you’re making sure that the door is locked at home or hiring security guards to protect your business, security is important because it gives you peace of mind. However, some places require more than just sufficient security. Such areas may have a squadron of heavily armed security guards, impenetrable construction of … Read more

The amazing pictures of Kowloon Walled City – images through the ages

The amazing pictures of Kowloon Walled City – images through the ages

The Kowloon Walled City was located just outside Hong Kong, China during British rule. A former watchpost to protect the area against pirates, it was occupied by Japan during World War II and subsequently taken over by squatters after Japan’s surrender. Neither Britain nor China wanted responsibility for it, so it became … Read more

Ghost Town -the ancient Italian town of Craco

Ghost Town -the ancient Italian town of Craco

Craco is located in the Region of Basilicata and the Province of Matera. About 25 miles inland from the Gulf of Taranto at the instep of the “boot” of Italy. This medieval town is typical of those in the area, built up with long undulating hills all around that allow for the … Read more

The old abandoned airport of Athens

The old abandoned airport of Athens

The old airport of Athens Elliiniko International Airport was the first, and for all its 60 years of operation, primary airport of the Greek capital. Its construction begun in 1938 but was cut short due to World War II. During the Nazi occupation of Greece, Kalamaki airfield, as it was known then, … Read more

The Spanish ghost town of Ciudad Valdeluz

The Spanish ghost town of Ciudad Valdeluz

The Spanish ghost town of Ciudad Valdeluz Ciudad Valdeluz is a suburb 60 kilometers (37 miles) northeast of Madrid, Spain. It was meant to be city of 30,000, but only 1,000 people took up residence there after construction halted in 2008 with 75% of the city unfinished due to the economic downturn. … Read more

Abandoned Alberta: Ghost Towns

Abandoned Alberta: Ghost Towns

Bankhead, Alberta A small coal mining town that existed near Banff in the early twentieth century, Bankhead came to be after the Anthracite mine closed down. Bankhead mine began supplying coal for the locomotives of the Canadian Pacific Railway, but closed after complaints of poor coal quality and constant labour strikes. Bankhead, … Read more

Ghost Town – Animas Forks, CO

Ghost Town – Animas Forks, CO

The town was founded in 1873 when prospectors built log cabins near their claims. Because three rivers meet nearby it was called Three Forks of the Animas, later simplified to Animas Forks by the U.S. Postal Service. At almost 11’200 feet, the town suffered from the elevation’s severe winters. Most of the … Read more