Would you like to read the good news or bad news first? The bad news is that millennia of warfare, death, and obsolescence have left behind a world full of abandoned and dilapidated buildings and other structures. The good news is that the enterprising among us get to make some wild new homes if we
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Billboards are a simple yet genius advertising method, using motorists as a captive audience on busy highways. It is a marketing tool that appeals to businesses and grieving families desperate for closure. The 2017 film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri covered this theme. The fictional Mildred Hayes resorts to shaming the local police department into
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Like it nor not, this planet is covered in a weblike network of caves, and they run deeper than you’ll ever know. For every space we construct above ground, nature has made its own below. And most aren’t filled with couches and TVs like up here. From 19th-century mines to billion-year-old isolated caverns, cave systems
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Music has the ability to evoke all kinds of emotions in us, but all too few of them make us laugh. Fewer still have titles that induce a guffaw, chortle, or eye-roll. Here are 10 of them that might. Related: 10 Celebrities And The (Mostly) Hilariously Bad Songs They Released 10 “You Can’t Have Your
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The world loves a hero, and the more unlikely, the better. Naturally, there are the obvious stars who will inevitably get the job done, albeit with a tiresome final battle to seal the deal. Think Die Hard’s John McClane, Alien’s Ellen Ripley, and anything with Arnie. The only problem with these guys is their ultimate
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They’re creepy. They’re crawly. They’re literally everywhere we go, whether we notice them or not. They’re also the inspiration for innovation! What? Most of us don’t want spiders anywhere near us. It’s always unsettling when they sneak up on us in the shower, while sleeping, walking into an unseen web, suddenly leaping massive distances, or
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Not all structures are built equal. Some are bland and serve a basic purpose, while others are extraordinarily elaborate and boast incredible features. The exterior of any structure, whether a house, building, bridge, or monument, is arguably what grabs the attention most. The architects and builders of the structures on this list made sure that
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The Force is strong with this one, or maybe they had too much to drink that night and came up with a ridiculous fan theory. Okay, I’m probably being too harsh, but sometimes, no matter how much you love a franchise, your convoluted, left-field theories can be, well, convoluted left-field theories. And from savage Ewoks
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We’ve come a long way from fearful predictions of artificial intelligence taking over humanity, and futuristic renderings of robots that look like CP3O had a baby with Rosie (the robot maid from The Jetsons). Engineers have crafted silicon skin that mimics human skin texture; they are perfecting the subtleties of expression. They’ve even crafted autonomous-minded
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City, suburb, farmlands, repeat. The world we’ve built for ourselves can be awfully dull and repetitive. Sure, there are some incredible mountains and rivers, and the world’s coasts aren’t half bad, but then you remember that Fresno, California exists. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a bit of strangeness in our environment? A little something
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We like to believe we live in an idealized version of democracy with a government that values our privacy. Well, I think it’s pretty clear by now that that’s not the case. The United States government actually runs the biggest data collection program on planet Earth, and you can bet your bippy that you’re an
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Living through a global pandemic, it can seem like the news has slipped into an endless cycle of misery and despair. But it is important to remember that this coronavirus is not the first epidemic humanity has faced. For the last half-century, people have been battling against the debilitating and potentially fatal terror of HIV/AIDS.
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Pyramid schemes are a shady business model if you can even classify them as businesses.  The pyramid scheme business model makes money from recruiting new people into its scheme on an ongoing basis. It’s not about marketing a product. It’s all about dishonest con artists marketing get-rich schemes to unsuspecting individuals, who, if they can
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The traditional image of a psychological study involves a bearded fellow observing and waving inkblots at someone lying on a couch or pondering the movement of rats through a maze. Look more deeply, and you can encounter the much more sinister Milgram or Stanford Prison experiments…but psychology can get a lot stranger than that. Here
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Books with endings that flopped can be a real killjoy for readers. Especially those who are passionate readers. Why is that? It’s because readers not only invest their time, but they invest their emotional energy in books perceived from the onset that will be rewarding to read.  Misfire on the ending, and an avid reader
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Every life lost following the sinking of the RMS Titanic was a tragedy. While it is impossible to know each passenger’s story, various reports and testimonies have helped the world learn more about the victims who perished at sea. Due to a lack of lifeboats, a fast-sinking vessel, and missed communication with nearby vessels, more
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I quit! Most employees have had this phrase running through their minds for the longest time, but you know what? Every day they still wake up and go to that “lousy” job with a smile on their face. Others who have quit their jobs have done so with the utmost respect as they didn’t want
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The National Park Service in the United States preserves untouched natural beauty. The Grand Canyon, for example, is considered one of the Modern Natural Wonders of the World. Waterfalls, geysers, rushing rivers, and still lakes, along with the plentiful wildlife and serenity of nature, are just some of the breathtaking attractions of these paths. There
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The “Mandela Effect” describes the phenomena in which a group of people all share a collective “false” memory of an event, detail, or occurrence. The phenomenon is attributed to the existence of multiverses and results from the collision of two or more realities merging. It is suggested that there is a dominant reality and that
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Writing a list about Andy Warhol’s weirdest habits is like writing a list of Chris Hemsworth’s most drool-inducing muscles; there are way too many to choose from. But the way that Andy Warhol lived, you get the feeling that he wanted to fill a whole series of bizarre lists. From the moment he burst (and
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A man is considered lucky when something good happens to him by chance. On a daily basis, someone, somewhere, will get lucky. This includes escaping death, dismissal from work, automobile accidents, heartbreaks, bankruptcy, among others. In all of these categories of escapees is a very small group of people we find exceptionally lucky—those who narrowly
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Science fiction writers love setting their stories sometime in humanity’s future. In the infinite hypothetical playground, writers are free to create any fate for our species that they want. While some are smart enough to set their stories thousands of years in the future and keep their predictions tame, some go all-in on mind-controlled Gundams
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A place that has seen a lot of bloodshed can sometimes become a haunted space. And around the world, many of these locations have a bloody history and are now said to be haunted. In this list are the top ten most haunted rooms in the world. Related: 10 Most Haunted Buildings In New York
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There is nothing that adventurous gourmets won’t eat. Name an animal, fungus, or plant, and someone somewhere has eaten it. That’s even true for a great many inanimate objects. Therefore, it should come as to surprise that people eat and drink blood. It’s not just Twilight-wannabes or ancient cannibals, either. Dozens of cultures consume blood
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There are several ways to discard a body once death occurs. None of them are pleasant to contemplate, and some are downright disturbing. Before the 20th century, if a body only appeared to be dead, but the “deceased” was, in fact, still alive, premature burial was a possibility—a horrific fate, indeed. However, even when death
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