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8 People Who Allegedly Sold Their Souls to the Devil

Be careful what you wish for. These men and women allegedly signed contracts with Satan to get what they wanted. The deals may have paid off in the short-term, but the eternal return was far from positive. 1. St. Theophilus of Adana Many view St. Theophilus of Adana (also known as Saint Theophilus the Penitent) as the first man who sold...

The Real ‘Monster’: Serial Killer Aileen Wuornos

Although Aileen Wuornos is one of the most well-known female serial killers in American history, it was the fictionalized portrayal of her life in the 2003 film Monster that brought her tragic, brutal story to the masses. Wuornos’ life was an unfortunate one, filled with rage, violence, and sadness. Aileen Wuornos was born to teenage parents...

Darth Vader Never Said ‘Luke, I Am Your Father,’ and They Were Never Called the ‘Berenstein Bears’

Remember the Berenstein Bears? How come they changed the spelling to “Berenstain?” When did that happen? Well… It didn’t happen. At least, not in this universe. Stan Melvin Berenstain was born in 1923, and he never changed the spelling of his name. So, it stands to reason that the books wouldn’t have, either. Here’s another...

That Time ‘Return of the Jedi’ Was Stolen at Gunpoint

In the summer of 1983, one thing was on every American’s mind: Return of the Jedi. It had been three years since The Empire Strikes Back had premiered, and fans of the Star Wars franchise were dying to see what was in store for Luke, Han, Leia, Lando, and Chewy. Let’s keep in mind that this was before Netflix, and VCRs...

Fear the Werewolf: Russian Serial Killer Admits to Dozens More Murders

Mikhail Popkov is already serving a life sentence in a Russian prison, but the whole story of his depravity is only now beginning to surface. Before he was locked up, Popkov terrorized the city of Angarsk in Siberia, earning the nickname “The Werewolf” because of the brutality of his crimes. The police officer-turned-serial killer went on...

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9 Smells That Are Slowly Disappearing

Talk about something you’ve never thought about before, right? I know I hadn’t before writing this article! It’s an interesting concept, and one that probably could have gone unnoticed. But smells are linked to our memories in powerful ways, and we use them to associate from the moment we’re born. If you think about it...

The Russian Family of 6 That Lived Cut off from Society in Siberia for over 40 Years

In this day and age, it’s crazy to think that people are actually living off the grid. I mean totally off, where they subsist on their own crops, have zero contact with the outside world, and do not live as part of any particular community. Well, when you take into consideration that Siberia consists of...

13 Hikers Recall the Most WTF Things They Ever Encountered

Getting out in the great outdoors, off the beaten path… What could be better? There’s so much out there to be discovered. Unfortunately for these 13 intrepid explorers, what they found was more than they ever wanted: #1. Got lotion? Hiking alone at dusk doing a five mile loop in the Santa Monica Mountains in...

Let’s Talk About the Smurfette Principle…and Why It’s Important

The first person to use the term “Smurfette Principle” was Katha Pollitt, a feminist poetic and literary critic in the early 1990s. She explained her new term like this: “Contemporary shows are either essentially all-male, like Garfield, or are organized on what I call the Smurfette principle: a group of male buddies will be accented...

That Time Fake News Almost Took Down Abraham Lincoln

It turns out that political entities have been using fake news in attempts to take down their opponents since way back in 1864. That’s when Democrat Samuel Sullivan Cox stood up in front of Congress and gave a fiery speech that accused Republicans of promoting the idea that, should whites and blacks have children together,...