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11 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About St. Patrick’s Day

They say that everyone is a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. The beer-fueled holiday that rolls around every March is rapidly approaching, and people are about to break out their best green outfits for the occasion. But here are a few things that you should know before you go out and enjoy some brews. They could completely change the way you look at this drunken holiday. 1. St. Patrick wasn’t Irish. He was actually British, […]

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The Real-Life Story Of Peter Stumpp Was The Origin Of Western Werewolf Myths

Men turning into wolves have appeared in stories since before antiquity, but it wasn’t until the Middle Ages that the term “werewolf” was used to describe loners who dabbled in lycanthropy. Perhaps the most defining account of a werewolf was the real-life story of Peter Stumpp, who (after A LOT of torture) admitted to having the ability to turn into a wolf, devouring animals and people alike, and even having sexual relations with his daughter. Amazingly though, […]

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15 Uses For Plastic Wrap You Never Even Considered — These Are Genius!

Plastic wrap has become a household necessity for packaging up leftovers or transporting dishes to a cookout… But the clingy film — invented in 1949 — has many more uses you’ve probably never even considered. From helping you travel without any toiletry messes to making a painting job easier to clean up, you may want to start stocking up on plastic wrap. You’re about to start using way more than just a box every few months! 1. […]

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This Abandoned Facility Was Once Home To Weapons Capable Of World Destruction

In movies, we often see men in suits pushing the “red button” that launches a missile at an enemy nation, but rarely does the camera show us the facility where the missile was launched from. Urban explorer Jim Sullivan managed to sneak his way into an abandoned Titan I ICBM missile complex in Colorado. Places That Were/Jim Sullivan And he took some pretty eerie, but interesting, pictures. ​ Places That Were/Jim Sullivan At one point this facility […]

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This Strange Object Might Be A Relic From An Ancient Civilization

A bizarre sphere has been found in the forest near Zavidovići, Bosnia, and some speculate that it’s an artifact that was left behind by an ancient civilization. Archaeologist Semir Osmanagić thinks that this strange find could be part of a series of several other spheres that were sadly destroyed by treasure hunters decades ago. If that’s true, then this one could be 1,500 years old. Here’s the ball in question. It’s approximately 5 feet in diameter and […]

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These Biblical ‘Facts’ Are Actually Completely Untrue — Did You Know?

Fact: The Bible is best-selling book of all time. It’s also probably the most hotly debated book ever. It has changed the lives of so many people and continues to shape the world in ways that we can’t even fathom. Even if you’ve never read it cover to cover, you’ve probably skimmed the pages while in school or even in a hotel room. But how well do you know The Bible? From Adam and Eve to The […]

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There Is Something Odd About This Real Estate Listing…What In The World?!

House hunting is a stressful experience to say the very least. Never mind the actual process of buying when you’ve found a place you love. Most people take ages just to get to that point. Sure, it’s still a buyer’s market out there, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to find your dream home. Usually, you have to settle or compromise on some fronts. Take, for example, the house in the photos below. It’s listed for sale […]

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He Bought A Huge Block Of Salt And Made Something Beautiful With It

This is Himalayan rock salt. Instructables / kludge77 While most people use the beautifully colored salt slabs to cook with, YouTuber, creator, and all-around DIYer Peter Brown wanted to try something a little different. Even though he was well aware that working with rock salt can corrode and rust power tools, Brown was determined to make a lamp with the stuff. When you see the incredible results, though, you’ll know that the risk is well worth the […]

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25 Reasons You Should Never Visit The South

Just stay away. 1. Many people believe the South is some kind of beautiful place. View this image › Digidreamgrafix / Getty Images Lake Jocassee, South Carolina 2. Their beliefs are 100% false! View this image › Flickr: quiksilver1850 / Creative Commons Tallulah, Georgia 3. The South is the opposite of pretty. View this image › Flickr: rogersmith / Creative Commons Starkville, Mississippi 4. It’s just a huge mess of thicket and brush. View this image › […]

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There Is One Thing You Should Be Eating Every Day, And It’s Not What You’d Expect

Bananas are delicious, healthy snacks. It’s really a shame that we don’t eat more of them. Sadly, these awesome yellow fruits are still more closely associated with chimps than they are with humans. Well, here are a few reasons why we should take notes from our monkey friends. Bananas are packed with loads of benefits, and you should probably be eating them every day! 1. Bananas are full of tryptophan, which turns into serotonin. That helps battle […]

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