Close your eyes and think about the movie theater. Now take a deep breath. Can you smell it? That warm, salty scent of fresh the popcorn you're now craving for? Good. That puts..
Decoding the Most Baffling Movie Endings in Cinema History
The perfect film ending should wrap things up in a neat and tidy bow. Unfortunately, some filmmakers choose to employ an ill-defined conclusion for their movie. They call it artistic..
What Lies Beneath the Chinese Pyramids?
When people hear about pyramids, they immediately think of Egypt. But the truth is that there are similar structures in many other countries such as Peru, Italy, and China. Yes,..
The Woman Who Became Governor 11 Years Before Women’s Suffrage
A 32-year-old woman stepped into the role of governor of Oregon more than a decade before American women gained the right to vote. This means she became the first woman to assume..
The History Behind Humming
We can't help but hum to ourselves sometimes, regardless of where we are, and it makes total sense, humming is one of the simplest sounds we can make. In recent years, research..
“The Great Moon Hoax” Published in the “New York Sun”
In August 1835, the first articles announced the apparent discovery of life on the moon appeared in the "New York Sun" newspaper. We now call these articles "The Great Moon Hoax."..
Stolen ‘Life’ Magazine Returned After Half a Century
The Cuyahoga County Public Library, through its Parma branch, received a highly unusual package delivered by the US Postal Service. Inside it was a personal note, along with a..
The Strange and Spooky History of Halloween
There's nothing quite like putting on a costume and getting free candy on Halloween, is there? Knocking on your neighbors' doors for what felt like an eternity and picking out..
The Ongoing Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe’s Death
A name everyone's heard, and most have read, Edgar Allan Poe captivated audiences with his mysteries in the early 19th century. One of the most well-known fiction writers of all..
What’s at the Bottom of the Oak Island Money Pit?
Not far from Nova Scotia, there are about 300 small islands peppering the Atlantic coast of Canada. One of those islands, Oak Island, is a pretty small landmass of 140 acres but..
The Tumacacori Mission and the Hidden Treasure
Hundreds of years ago. Arizona was just the thing good treasure stories were made of. The deserts, mountains, and never-ending land were extremely appealing to those looking for..
The Secret History of Breakfast
Whether we're sitting down to a bowl of cereal, a spread of pancakes, or bacon and eggs, along with a giant-sized coffee before you head to work, there's a good chance you start..
The Unknown History of Potato Chips
It doesn't matter whether you call them chips or crisps, they're definitely one of the most popular snacks on the planet, with Lay's potato chips being one of the most popular..
Debunking the Myths Around the Green Children of Woolpit
Two kids — brother and sister — with greenish skin appear in a field in a small village in England. They speak an unintelligible language so they can't say anything about who they..
What Lies in the Paris Catacombs
Underneath the romantic streets of Paris, lies a burial chamber (an ossuary, as the professionals call it) with the bones of more than 6 million bodies. This maze of limestone..
Strange Ancient Insect Found Fossilized In A Piece of Indonesian Opal
While opal is always a valuable find, this piece bears a tiny yet remarkable secret cargo. Perfectly preserved within the beautiful swirling colors of the opal rests an insect..