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Famous fiction authors have the ability to tell stories like nobody else. They create amazing worlds filled with exciting characters that are part of an incredible story, and millions of readers are drawn in, hanging on every word. Some authors find inspiration through their own experiences, though, that are much stranger than fiction. In the
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Most zoo visits happen without incident, but sometimes, things go wrong. Visitors scale enclosure walls, and chimpanzees lure people closer for bad reasons. However, it is when zoos close for the day that things truly get weird. From strange thefts and maulings to bizarre drills, this behind-the-scenes strangeness cannot beat the time when three zoos
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Everyone should have a hobby, they say. According to psychological studies, hobbies help us to deal with stress, develop friendships, and build a life-work balance.[1] Sometimes, hobbies can even make us appear more attractive to others or be used to spice up an otherwise boring CV. Initially, hobbies tend to be undertaken purely for the
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More often than not, a bride’s wedding day is one that has been dreamed of and meticulously planned for years, perhaps even dating back to childhood. Such treasured and idyllic ceremonies are expected to be flawless, with the blissful newlyweds riding off into the sunset, cheered on by their adoring guests. The following ten ceremonies,
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When looking for the ick factor, old teeth are the best. Nothing beats scores of cavity-ridden teeth inside the subway or fangs stitched into a Stone Age purse. As curious as gruesome finds are, ancient teeth are not just about the gore. In recent times, they rewrote Egyptian jobs, proved that dinosaurs migrated, and finally
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There are a lot of different ways we can describe babies. To some, they’re cute and cuddly; to others, they’re frustrating and exhausting. Differences in opinion aside, one way we don’t often hear babies described as is scientifically phenomenal. While their little, tiny bodies might look like miniature versions of our own, they function in
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No one is entirely certain why serial killers do what they do. It’s a question that sticks with us and keeps us coming back to articles just like this one. Serial killers commit atrocities that boggle the mind over and over again, straying from the normal societal plan so drastically that we’re all left scratching
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Fossilized feces, or coprolites, are valuable. They sell for big sums at auctions, and researchers use the swirls as a unique source of information. Their content often reveals the surprising things that long-gone humans ate. From whole snakes to other people, our ancestors’ diets apparently knew no hamburgers. Animal coprolites also carry their weight in
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The history of sport is as old as humankind; we enjoy getting out into the great outdoors, kicking a ball, swinging a bat or racquet, or engaging in some physical activity and competition. The first Olympic Games were held in ancient Greece in 776 BC. Crowds cheered as athletes wrestled, threw, jumped, and ran their
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Tourist accommodation is big business worldwide. Switch on the computer or turn on the TV, and you are bound to find advertisements for the “best hotels.” Most people look for fairly standard options—comfort, good Wi-Fi, breakfast, and maybe a pool or spa. However, in the quest to secure the tourist dollar, accommodation operators around the
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All’s fair in love and war. In times of conflict, people will use any tool at their disposal as a weapon against adversaries, and sound is no exception. Much like the military helicopters in Apocalypse Now blasting out “Ride of the Valkyries” as they swarm ominously over Vietnam, sonic warfare techniques have played a vital
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We might imagine that the idea of hired assassins who murder strangers in cold blood for cash simply comes from the fevered imaginations of Hollywood scriptwriters or, perhaps, from our own nightmares. However, as disturbing the thought may be, it seems that such people really do exist. For some, the job is an unfortunate by-product
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With summer in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere, many are thinking of heading off into the great outdoors to enjoy a camping expedition. Traditionally, this will mean packing the tent and sleeping bags, finding a nice spot beside a river or in the mountains, and relaxing for a few days. A meal by the
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Once home to the ancient Romans, Italy is a great window into the past. Using archaeological discoveries, the view spans from prehistoric times to just a few centuries ago. There are hidden chambers, mysterious cave rituals, and possibly even assassinations. More intriguingly, some of Italy’s unique finds are also its strangest—metal streets, fossilized crawling, and
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Most fans of American colonial history know about the harrowing disaster of Roanoke or the many problems faced by the first Jamestown settlers. What is less known, however, is that European attempts to settle North America started almost a century before the Jamestown colonists first landed in Virginia. Despite numerous attempts between the 1520s and
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Medical dramas are spreading across US television networks like wildfire. From Chicago Med to The Good Doctor, it would seem that people yearn to understand the complex and fragile nature of the human body. Through the power of television, we are given a glimpse of the mysterious world beneath our own skin. We learn about
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The female orgasm is a part of human evolution that we simply haven’t been able to wrap our heads around. It flies in the face of all evolutionary theories for sex we currently have, and no matter how much we’ve tried figuring it out, any decisive explanation as to why it exists still eludes us.[1]
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Many people dream of getting away from it all and starting again. For most, this is just a pipe dream. Some might leave their home, their jobs, and even their families and make drastic life changes, but for a few people, even this is not enough. They decide that in order to start again, they
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The giraffe ranks among the most familiar of the zoo and park animals. Even so, giraffes continue to harbor surprising facts. The creatures can turn black or white and make inexplicable noises at night. They even ogled a Chinese emperor during the 1400s. There are funny things in their armpits and a puzzling disease creeping
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