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

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

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

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

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

Strangest and Most Unusual Conspiracy Theories of All Time

Some of the craziest conspiracy to ever exist have been thought up and brought up from the dark corners of the internet. And what is amazing with these conspiracy theories is that each of them has gained some sort of following. They have Youtube videos, websites, documentaries, papers, and even books that … Read more

Strange and Unusual Ancient Cults

Ancient mystery religions and secret cults who worshipped little-known gods outside of more mainstream and official temples and practices. Their groups were so secretive that in many cases members were banned from discussing their practices and beliefs with people who were not also members. Because of this secrecy, many details about their … Read more

What Was the Dancing Plague of 1518?

Throughout the history of the human race, there are a lot of inexplicable episodes of mass compulsion and obsession. Phenomenon such as mass delusions and panics tend to occur in people who are under extreme psychological distress and to those who believe in spirit possession. One great example of this mass hysteria … Read more

What Was the Tanganyika Laughing Epidemic?

The great writer Charles Dickens once said that “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter” and he is right. Most of us may have been in a situation where a person’s laugh is so hysterical that is causes a chain reaction of laughter that eventually affects the rest … Read more

What Was the South Sea Bubble?

Most people will take risks to earn money quickly and easily. So, when a seemingly too good to be true investment opportunity comes along, we are tempted to jump on it. And of course, when something seems too good to be true, it probably is. A great historical example of that is … Read more

What Was the Mississippi Bubble?

Just like Britain’s economic bubble, the South Sea Bubble, France also had their own which was the Mississippi Bubble that happened in the early 1700s. The Mississippi bubble is one of the biggest asset bubbles in the modern world. It first led France out of bankruptcy and straight into prosperity. However, this … Read more

The Strange and Unusual History of Tulip Mania

Tulips are one of the favorite flowers of many people. Women like them because they are beautiful, colorful and allergy friendly. Even though flowers can be expensive, they are still given by people to the ones they love. How much would you pay for a tulip? Because did you know that there … Read more

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