Would You Pour Hydrochloric Acid On Someone You Dislike? That’s What Happened To Black Protesters In 1964 At A St. Augustine Motel

53 years ago, black and white protesters arrived at a motel in the city of St. Augustine, Florida. The reason for their arrival was that earlier, Martin Luther King and his colleagues, More »

This Doctor Claimed He Had Found “Evidence” For Black People’s Diseases Like “Drapetomania” That Caused Slaves To Escape Their Owners

Did you know there was a doctor whose hobby was to invent diseases for black slaves? Dr. Samuel A. Cartwright was born in 1793 and completed his medical studies at the University More »

Zoo Racism? Qizai Is The Only Brown Panda In The World; He’s Suffered A Lot, But Is Today A Celebrity

We all like pandas, right? They are an endangered species and, therefore, must be protected. However, that’s easier said than done. In addition to being rare and endangered, they other qualities that More »

Love Horses? The Icelandic Flying Horse Has Something No Other Breed Has

The Icelandic flying horse is a breed of horses that originates in (you’ve guessed it) Iceland. It is a well-known breed, notable for its appearance, which often mistakenly resembles a pony rather More »

How Much Do You Think A Kidney Fetches Up On The Black Market? You’d Be Surprised

Surely you’ve heard of the famous sentence “It’s so expensive that you’d have to sell a kidney for it.” Not only is this is a well-known way to point out something is ridiculously More »

 

Steve Comisar Conned People Into Buying “Solar Powered Clothes Dryers.” Sounds Like A Revolutionary Piece Of Technology, Right?

Steve Comisar

Steve Comisar was a very smart crook. As a young man, Steve once published an ad in several newspapers for a product called “Solar Powered Clothes Dryer.” He advertised this ground-breaking, revolutionary product at a modest price of $49.95. The

This College Drop-Out Became Math Genius After Mugging

Jason Padgett

In 2002, Jason Padgett, then a 31-year-old salesman, went for a night out in his neighborhood pub. After leaving the pub, two robbers came up to him from behind and assaulted him. The robbers struck him in the head over

In Toraja, Indonesia, Corpses Are Dug Out And Cleaned During A Bizarre Ceremony. Tourists Are Flocking There, By The Way

toraja manene ritual

Have you heard of Toraja, a province in South Sulawesi, Indonesia? If you have, you probably know that the place  has a love for death. Being a corpse in Toraja does not mean resting in the grave – quite the

Don’t Blame The Airline Company For The Bad Taste Of Plane Food; It’s YOUR Fault, Believe It Or Not

plane food

If you tend to fly on airplanes frequently, you might want to pay attention (if you haven’t already) to the fact that food actually tastes differently when you’re high up in the clouds than it does on the ground. When

Want To Go On An Expedition With National Geographic? Well, Now You Can

nat geo

Surely you’ve watched the National Geographic Channel at some point in your life. Or, at least, heard of it. If you have, and if you had the urge to accompany them during one or more of their exotic travels, you’re

In Germany, There Is An Anti-Stress Hotline People Can Call And Swear Their Frustrations Away

man yelling at phone

You come back from another long and arduous day of work, you’re feeling especially tired and nervous, and usually you tend to lash out on everyone around you at home, right? We’ve all been there. It’s completely natural to feel

International Math Team Finds “Shortest” (24,500 km) Route To Visit Every Pub In UK

All the pubs in the UK

Do you like beer? If you’ve maybe thought about having a pint or 15 at every single pub in the United Kingdom in the shortest possible time, you’re in luck. By the way, if you haven’t – it’s about time!

In 1998, A Couple Was Mysteriously Stranded In The Ocean After A Dive Boat Left Them Behind

Tom Eileen Lonergan

In 1998, a young couple who set out on a diving expedition in Australia’s Coral Sea was mistakenly stranded. The boat that led the group to the dive site left before the couple returned from the water. Neither the crew nor

“Prison Break” Star Has To Endure 5-Hour Tattoo Application Before Every Episode

Michael Scofield Tattoos

Michael Scofield’s tattoos, the protagonist of the series “Prison Break,” have to be re-attached to his body in every episode. The process is completed in parts with water-resistant adhesive after thoroughly cleaning areas of his skin with alcohol. Finally, the

Cleopatra Bathed In Milk; Have You Considered Bathing In Tea? Ti Tree Lake In Australia Is Where To Go If You Have

Ti Tree Lake AU

Ever wondered how it would feel to swim in tea? Well, apparently, you can find out for real. And it won’t require you to go to your local convenience store, buy a whole lot of tea bags and then make