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That One Time the Entire Choir Showed up Late to the Church Explosion

The members of the West End baptist Church choir  in Beatrice, Nebraska always arrived promptly by 7:20 on Wednesdays and were ready to sing by 7:25pm. A member of that choir said she couldn’t remember a time when any of the choir members had ever been late. That may sound a little hyperbolic, but when the church...

Los Narcosatánicos: Mexico’s Human Sacrifice Cult and the Murder of Mark Kilroy

In March 1989, a University of Texas student named Mark Kilroy did what countless other college students do on spring break: he headed to South Padre Island to party and hang out on the beach with his friends and the thousands of other kids who trekked to southern Texas. Except 21-year-old Mark Kilroy never returned home. And...

This Cat Bears a Striking Resemblance to a Very Famous Feline

Take a look at Puss in Boots, the lovable kitty made famous by fairy tales – and also the star of his very own 2011 film. Now take a look at this REAL cat named Hana. See the similarities? Hana is a Scottish Fold cat, and her huge eyes have people comparing her to the famous...

What You Think About This Picture Predicts Your Political Bias

Take a good look at the picture below. Do you see a circle? Or not a circle? It turns out that your answer to this question will likely predict where you fall on the political spectrum – liberal, conservative, or somewhere in the middle. Here goes: if you’re liberal-minded, you likely shrugged and said “sure,...

Female Dragonflies Say “Not Tonight, Dear” by Faking Their Own Deaths

On July 5, 2015, zoologist Rassim Khelifa noticed something strange while he was traipsing around the Swiss Alps studying how temperature affects dragonfly larvae. Really strange. While I was waiting at a pond near Arosa, at about 2,000 meter elevation, I witnessed a dragonfly dive to the ground while being pursued by another dragonfly… the...

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The Incredible Odyssey of Eva Peron’s Body

When Domingo Tellechea was approached by men dressed in black in a bar in Argentina one night in 1974, he was immediately suspicious. Argentina was in constant upheaval in the 1970s; guerrilla groups attacked the government, and death squads employed by the government murdered radicals and innocents alike. Tellechea had some protection, however, as he was well-known...

This Unusual Museum in St. Louis Lets Adults Have All the Fun

Are you one of those people who dreads getting dragged to museums? Think you’re gonna be bored out of your mind while your family and friends take forever to wander through the exhibits? Well you never have to get pissed off if someone suggests the St. Louis City Museum! This particular museum is made to be super...

Bugs Moran: Al Capone’s Most Hated Rival

Everyone knows the name Al Capone. He’s arguably the most famous criminal in American history, and his life story is still studied to this day. But sometimes the rival criminals who fought against Capone and other famous gangsters get lost to history. Which is a shame because these mostly unknown men led fascinating lives in their...

12 Dead People Who Totally Look Alive

As a culture, we’re obsessed with death. Always have been and, by all indications, always will be – we love ghosts and ghost stories, we visit graves, old houses, that body exhibit, and the list goes on and on. If your own fascination is pretty intense, well, you’re in for a delight with the pictures...

A Buried Treasure Worth Millions Could Be Yours – If You Can Break These Codes

The Beale Ciphers are 3 encrypted texts from the 1800s that supposedly contain the location of a treasure that would now be worth around $43 million. As legend has it, Thomas J. Beale buried the gold in Virginia and then vanished after giving the texts to a local innkeeper, who spent 20 years trying to decipher...