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Eerie Mysteries That Still Haunt America

Eerie Mysteries That Still Haunt America

Many strange things have occurred in the United States. From mystifying murders to hair-raising hauntings and vexing vanishings, there is no shortage of the bizarre and the unexplained. A lot of these stories have begun fading away from memory. It’s understandable in some ways. They happened a long time ago and they seem to be …

10 Cruise Ships That Had Unpleasant Endings

When we first board a cruise ship, many passengers hope to have the time of their lives. Passengers are treated with a beautiful view of the ocean and islands that most have not witnessed before. Taking a cruise ship is promoted as a week of paradise where all your accommodations are taken care of. We’re …

10 Strange but Incredible Sci-Fi Technologies That Already Exist

10 Strange but Incredible Sci-Fi Technologies That Already Exist

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Arthur C. Clarke From space exploration, to the smartphone, there isn’t one area of technology that hasn’t been influenced by the fantasy before it. Science fiction engages the imagination and compels us to dream and conceptualize the unimaginable. And though sometimes new inventions seem odd or …

Top 10 Most Important Empires In World History

Top 10 Most Important Empires In World History

Being an imperial power doesn’t impress people the way it used to. A century ago, countries strived to be a dominating world power and were willing to fight wars to either acquire an Empire, or hold on to the one they already had. Nowadays, of course, in this “kinder, gentler” world, imperialism is considered politically …

The True Stories Behind Historical Mass Panics

The True Stories Behind Historical Mass Panics

Humans are rational creatures… for the most part. There have been plenty of times when common sense went out the window and large groups of people fell prey to panic, paranoia, and mass delusion. A famous example is the Salem witch trials when an entire town became convinced that witches had infiltrated their community. Consequently, …

Camp David’s Unique Role in American History

Camp David’s Unique Role in American History

It was American involvement in the Second World War which led to the selection of the site known to the world as Camp David as a presidential retreat. President Hoover had established a rustic camp in Virginia during his administration, purchasing it with his own money and donating it to the government, but the camp …

10 Epic Natural Disasters From Throughout History

10 Epic Natural Disasters From Throughout History

Natural disasters have existed as long as humanity, and in fact a lot longer. This means that pretty much every century in recorded history has been forced to endure one or more incredibly destructive attacks of nature’s strongest powers. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest natural disasters in history, and how they …

10 of History’s Strangest Maps

10 of History’s Strangest Maps

In his novel The Colour of Magic, fantasy author Terry Prachett says, “You can’t map a sense of humor.” Perhaps not, but a cartographer can certainly have his tongue firmly in cheek while drawing a map. Not all of the maps in the list below are intended to be humorous or whimsical. Some of them …