Learn About the Strange and Unusual Tradition of Baby Jumping in Spain

El Colacho in Spain

Spain is rich in cultural past, with numerous odd customs and ceremonies. The Baby Jumping Festival, also known as “El Colacho” in Spanish, is a unique tradition. This bizarre ritual features mature men dressed as devils jumping over rows of babies sleeping on the ground. The celebration has been honored for generations … Read more

Learn About the Strange and Unusual Sateré-Mawé Tribe Initiation

Paraponera clavate or Bullet Ant

Whispers of an ancient tradition resonate through the trees as the moon rises over the dense Amazonian rainforest. The Sateré-Mawé tribe’s secluded village sits deep in the woods, where a frightening initiation ceremony takes place under cover of darkness. This unsettling rite is not for the faint of heart, as young men … Read more

Why Did Chinese Women Bind Their Feet?

A woman with her feet unwrapped

For generations, Chinese women endured the agonizing practice of footbinding, in which their feet were firmly bound to restrict development, resulting in misshapen and crippled feet known as “lotus feet.” Although it is currently illegal, this practice was originally considered a mark of beauty and social rank, and ladies who did not … Read more

Strange Methods From History To Tell Your Future

Fortune Telling

Even though fortune telling is an old or ancient practice, it is still quite popular today in the modern age of technology, where almost anything is possible. One of the reasons why fortune telling is popular even in today’s era is because people are still eager to find out what the future … Read more

Most Mysterious Deaths in History

Concrete tombstones in a cemetery

Death is undeniable, and no one can escape it. However, typically when a person dies, the reason for that person’s death is known. Especially if a famous person dies, the end is usually well-documented, and apparent causes of death are also noted. But this fact may not be entirely true, as some … 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

The Interesting History of Pigeon Photography

A pigeon with a fitted camera on his body, perhaps taken during the WWI

Humans are visual creatures; we like seeing beautiful things, not just beautiful but also unusual and strange things around us. We are delighted to know those peculiar creatures, events, and phenomena exist. Or sometimes, we ourselves create them. We have invented and created ways to see the seemingly unreachable things and hardly … Read more

Learn about These Crazy Nuclear Close Calls

a nuclear explosion in a city

The term “nuclear close call” refers to an incident that could lead to (or could have led to) an unintended, accidental, or misguided nuclear explosion or detonation. If a nuclear weapon explodes in a major city, the center of the blast would be much hotter than the sun’s surface. Winds with the … Read more

Inventors Who Were Killed by Their Inventions

Franz Reichelt's fatal fall on Le Petit Parisien

Being an inventor has some risks. Sometimes, not all inventions lead to glory. While some ended up in failure, others ended up in tragedy. Here are the following inventors who were killed by their own ideas: 1. Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier (1754 – 1785) Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier was one of the … Read more

Memento Mori – The Macabre Art of Death Photography

memento mori

Death is an inevitable part of life. Famous people or not, no one is spared from it. Yet even in our modern culture and society, death is still considered as a taboo subject – it is discussed only when necessary, and even so, people talk about it in a hushed manner.  But … Read more

Unusual Holidays in the US

Unusual Holidays in the US

We tend to think of holidays as limited as those time-honored traditions where we feast, as well as those days that involve presents and those that let us take off work. There’s Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween and Fourth of July, Mother’s/Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Labor Day and so on. But do you know … Read more

Strange and Unusual Cults

Strange and Unusual Cults

Some of us might hear about cults such as The Manson Family, Scientology, and Moonies, but what we don’t know is that there’s a whole lot more of obscure religions and cults with weird beliefs and rituals such as alien worship and even murder. That’s why in this article, we are going … Read more