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Woman Drops Phone Onto Neighbor’s Balcony, Hatches Plan to Get It Back

This story reminds me of one of the funniest headlines I think I’ve ever seen from The Onion. We’re all so attached to our phones at this point that a little bit of panic sets in when you can’t find your phone, or you drop it in a toilet. It’s almost like an extra appendage at...

Chilling and Heartfelt Text Messages from Night of Las Vegas Mass Shooting Emerge Online

It’s been just over two weeks since the tragic Las Vegas shooting claimed the lives of dozens of people at a country music concert. As police continue to investigate the deadly incident and the nation questions how and why something like this would happen, text messages from people in Las Vegas that fateful night are...

Woman Goes Blind After Playing China’s Most Addictive Mobile Game for a Whole Day

A 21-year-old Chinese woman named Wu Xiaojing went partially blind after playing a game on her phone for an entire day. Wu spent the day glued to her phone playing ‘Honor of Kings,’ a popular multi-player mobile game. The young woman, who works in finance, was playing the game for hours on end when she suddenly...

If North Korea Dropped a Hydrogen Bomb in the Pacific, How Bad Would It Be?

I mean, it’s a nuclear bomb, so bad is a relative term. But, with North Korea making threats and the President of the United States telling his top negotiator not to bother actually negotiating, more than a few people are (legitimately) worried that nuclear war is imminent. I’m guessing a not-small percentage of those people...

This Is Why You Shouldn’t Flush Your Dental Floss Down the Toilet

Did you ever get into the habit of throwing things in the toilet that you know probably shouldn’t go in there? Like paper towels, napkins, or…dental floss? Well if you’re disposing of that last item in your toilet, STOP NOW. Even though you may think it’s harmless, flushing floss does quite a bit of damage....

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For $666, You Can Spend Halloween in a Recreated Alcatraz Jail Cell

Dream vacation alert! If you’re obsessed with all things spooky, weird, and true crime-related (me!), then this is right up your alley. The San Francisco Dungeon, a tourist attraction on SF’s Fisherman’s Wharf, is offering visitors the chance to stay in a recreated Alcatraz jail cell on October 30 and 31 (that’s Halloween, duh). The...

Slope Point, New Zealand, Is One of the World’s Weirdest Wonders

I was fortunate enough to visit New Zealand a couple of years ago. I loved it – it is one of only two countries I’ve visited where I could see myself living, if I ever decide to pull the expat trigger – and the South Island is one of the most stunning places I’ve ever...

The U.S. Government Once Said You Could Kill a Yeti, But Only in Self-Defense

In a galaxy far, far away (America in the 1950s), the U.S. government took a strong stand on a very important topic: hunting yetis. Also called the Abominable Snowman, the elusive yeti became all the rage for explorers in Nepal in the 1950s. Just like Bigfoot in the U.S., people in the Himalayas had been...

If You Have a Cat, This Parasite Lives in Your House…And It Could Be Causing Lasting Damage

Don’t judge me, but one of the biggest perks of being pregnant (as far as I was concerned) was that my husband had to change the cat litter. Why? Well, in case you’re unaware, cat poo carries toxoplasma gandii, a parasite that can cause serious damage (and death) to a developing fetus. But since a...

These Boys Were Told to Slap a Girl. Their Responses Give Us So Much Hope.

The Italian news organization Fanpage.it asked a group of boys to help them with a social experiment, and the way they reacted to the suggestion of violence towards women may just brighten your day. First off, they were asked what they wanted to be when they grew up… Then they were introduced to Martina… And...