What is the History of Baby Throwing in India?

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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

The Most Unusual Deaths

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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

The Weirdest Baby Names in History

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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

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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

What Are the Strangest and Most Unusual Musical Styles in the World?

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We all know the most familiar musical styles and genres such as pop, rock, jazz, folk, and country. The more knowledgeable music lovers, on the other hand, may have explored other genres and sub-genres such as rap, hip-hop, metal, blues, and even weirder fusions such as rap metal and country techno! When … Read more

Learn the Last Words of These Famous People

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Famous people have always fascinated us. Even their last words have managed to catch our curiosity and imagination. The words that these famous people uttered from their deathbeds (or somewhere else) can sometimes shed light on their character and the circumstances of their demise. You cannot help feeling that their last words … Read more

What Was the Strange and Unusual CIA Project Artichoke?

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Brainwashing and mind-controlling can be used for good and bad purposes, but both are ultimately unethical. Several groups and organizations use many forms of brainwashing and mind-controlling such as coercion, prejudice, psychoactive drugs, and hypnotism on other people to believe a particular unethical idea. They are even used in the enslavement of … Read more

Did You Know about These Common Misconceptions

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Chances are, you have heard several misconceptions that your parents or grandparents have told you, or you have even seen circulating on the Internet. Such misconceptions include: peanuts are nuts, fortune cookies are part of Chinese cuisine, Vikings wore helmets, or Frédéric Chopin is the composer of “Spring Waltz.” These misconceptions are … Read more

The Craziest Medical Theories and Practices

Most of us assume that medical practitioners operate under the motto  of “do no harm”, but might not always be the case even if unintentional. Advancements in the field of medicine and technology have enabled medical practitioners to do amazing things. However, there is no shortage of crazy theories and practices in … Read more

What are Blue Bananas?

What are Blue Bananas

Most of us probably tasted the popular Cavendish variety of the banana. These bananas are nutritious and they can survive even if you ship them overseas. But Cavendish bananas are definitely not the most delicious type of bananas. In fact, there are a thousand different types of bananas around the world that … Read more

The Surprising Origins of Popular Foods

We all have our favorite foods that seem to be embedded in our daily diets. These are the foods we crave for every once in a while. Though we may like these certain foods so much, some of us do not have any idea where they really came from. Whenever you eat … Read more

What Are the Different Types of Clouds?

Most of us might have observed that there are different forms of clouds on a typical day. Sometimes the sky is full of white fluffy clouds, but there are instances that they are dark and menacing. Clouds are responsible for revealing how air and moisture move in the atmosphere. There are also … Read more

Unusual Names for Groups of Animals

Almost all animals gather in groups at some point in their lives. When they form groups, it’s mainly for safety purposes because they are less likely to be attacked by predators if they come in groups. Well, whatever their other reasons are for gathering together, there’s one thing common that happens when … Read more

The Strangest and Most Unusual Natural Phenomena

In our everyday lives, it’s very seldom people encounter something strange and unusual. Most of these things are only heard and watched on the news when they occur. But did you know that there are some magnificent things that happen naturally in some places? If you’re curious about what they are, here … Read more

Strangest Collections in the World

It’s fun to collect the things we love such as jewelry pieces, shoes, bags, stamps, coins, and comic books. Hobbyists even spend a great amount of their time and income just to find the special items they want to collect. But there are some people who took it to the next level … Read more

Strange and Unusual Scientific Studies

There are a lot of Scientific studies being conducted every day in different places. And many of these studies are very informative. However, some studies are strange and unusual that sometimes it’s hard to believe that they are actually studied. Here are some of the bizarre scientific studies that will make you … Read more

It’s Shocking! Static Electricity!

Static electricity is something we can see every day. In fact, it can even build up on us. Have you experienced rubbing your feet on a carpet for instance, then zap something when you touch it? That is an example of having built up static electricity on the surface of our skin … Read more

The Strangest Things Found on Earth

  It’s amazing how archaeologists find lots of things on Earth which gives us understandings about how our ancient ancestors in the past civilizations lived, as well as to what kind of creatures used to roam around here. However, there are some artifacts found which are unexplainable and no one can tell … Read more