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The Story Of Child Killer Mary Bell Is Heartbreaking And Disturbing

In 1968, British newspapers were abuzz over the most unthinkable crime — an 11-year-old girl had strangled two younger boys and was now facing conviction. Mary Bell would serve 12 years in prison for the deaths of Martin Brown and Brian Howe, and for the rest of her life she would be hounded by the press because of her past. What drives such a young girl to murder? It’s no surprise that the answer lies in Mary’s […]

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This Guy Went Exploring In An Old Psychiatric Ward And Found Disturbing Records

It’s no secret that mental health care in North America used to be something very close to torture for those who found themselves in the system. Luckily, governments realized this in the 1980s and ’90s and began to implement reforms and shutter abusive facilities. As a result, many former psychiatric facilities throughout Canada and the United States are easy pickings for daring urban explorers. One explorer and photographer by the handle of Freaktography recently explored one of […]

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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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