10 of the Coolest Places in the World That You’re Not Allowed to Visit

In case you’re a glutton for punishment, let me tell you about these 10 amazing places that exist in our world today…and then hit you with the news that you’re absolutely never allowed to see them. Sorry! #10. North Sentinel Island, Andaman Islands This small island off the coast of the Bay of Bengal is… Read More

12 Awesome Facts That Will Make You Feel a Whole Lot Smarter

#1. More people are doing “vocal fry.” Source #2. Boomerangs work in space. Source #3. The WWF made a panda font, and it’s wonderful. Source #4. Japanese sea otters are very friendly. Source

5 Ways North Korea is Much Worse Than You Think

It’s hard to know what day-to-day life is really like in North Korea, for obvious reasons. One of the most fascinating parts of World War Z (the book, not the terrible movie adaptation) was the author’s imagining of how North Korea would fare during a world war against zombies. Hint: We’ll probably never know. Now,… Read More

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Quiz: This Silly Hit-the-Dot Test Is Blowing up the Interwebs

I have no idea how finding the middle dots in this quiz is a marker of how intelligent you may or may not be. But I did have a good time. It’s both a color test and a perception test. Good luck, my friends! How’d you do? I aced this thing. I don’t know if… Read More

Can You Solve All 9 of These Sneaky Logic Puzzles?

We know you love these riddles, so we just keep on diggin’ ’em up. This quiz’s a little crafty. I mean, most riddles have a “catch” to them, but these feel like they’re trying extra hard. Good luck! Want More? Check out: 12 F’Awesome Riddles to Twist Your Brain Around in Knots Sharpen Your Brain-Sword with… Read More

6 of the Creepiest Unsolved Mysteries of All Time

Who doesn’t love to dig into a long-unsolved mystery here and there – the creepier the better? I think it’s because we’ve all got a little Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys stuck inside us from childhood, or maybe we’re all just a little bit morbid. Either way, below are 6 of the creepiest unsolved mysteries… Read More

3 Things You Need to Know About the Death of Gene Wilder

There’s no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. We live, and we learn, and we love, and we die. Most of the time, we run around acting like we’re the center of the Universe, but we actually have no idea what the hell we’re doing. One of the smartest and most relentlessly… Read More

The First Woman to Run for President Was Called Lewd, Indecent, a Witch, and ‘Mrs. Satan’… This Is Why

Happy Birthday to the 19th Amendment! On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, granting women the right to vote for the first time. Huzzah! It wasn’t really that long ago – which sucks, to be honest. But anyway, HUZZAH!! In light of the present presidential race, I want to… Read More

10 Facts That Will Make Your Week Seem a Whole Lot Shorter

#1. Speeding tickets in Finland treat everyone the same. Source #2. People just can’t follow rules. Source #3. Cops can be quite crafty. Source #4. If your boss were a cat… things would be much worse. Source #5. Method acting makes for some great shots. Source

You Might Be Confused…Here’s What These Emoji ACTUALLY Mean

Man, communicating in today’s ever-changing, ever-more-technological world can be confusing. Not only that, but for the lazy among us (points at self), keeping up can be a huge challenge. I don’t want to have to figure out some new emoji or social media platform every other week. Who has that kind of time? Today, I… Read More

Wason’s Simple Test Uses Just 4 Cards to Determine How You Use Logic

The folks over at the YouTube channel WonderWhy have stumbled upon some 50-year old research that still packs a powerful punch today when it comes to determining one’s ability to use deductive reasoning. It’s a super-simple test invented in 1966 by cognitive psychologist Peter Cathcart Wason. You knew it was gonna be either a pipe or… Read More

Anne Frank Made Her Last Diary Entry on August 1st, 1944. This Is What it Said…

The final entry in Anne Frank’s diary is dated August 1, 1944 – the same year she decided to rewrite her diary in the form of a novel, which she intended to publish after the war. Three days later, she was taken by the Gestapo, imprisoned, and later sent to Auschwitz. Her father Otto Frank’s business partner had… Read More

12 Facts to Remind You That You Really Don’t Know a Damn Thing About Life

Look at yourself. Just look at yourself! You think you know things? I guess sometimes you probably do; I’ll give you that. But if you didn’t know these things, you might as well just give up at life. OR you could read more of our facts on a regular basis… (for obvious reasons, I feel the… Read More

Wake Up Your Brain and See If You Can Solve All of These Riddles

Riddles are a force to be reckoned with. They have some sort of magical power that either fills you with an invigorating sense of pride, drives you to drink, or has you hanging your head in shame. Whatever the outcome, you should probably get some brain cardio going; so, let’s do this. Which one was… Read More

15 Facts That Sound Like Total BS but Actually Aren’t

Some of these facts are easy to accept once you hear them, but others just sound like complete and utter bullshit. Well, guess what? All 15 of these things are totally true. That’s kind of our thing around here. Honest. #15. When three is a welcome crowd… Source #14. The world’s most useless collection of superpowers. Do the… Read More

10 of the Dirtiest Moments from Kid Movies You Never Understood Until Now

Remember when you were a kid, and you were watching an animated film with your parents, and then… …your parents laughed at something you didn’t understand? I think we’ve all been there.  So, truth test… did you laugh to try and convince everybody else you were in on the joke too? Yeah, me too. Surely everyone… Read More

8 Really Weird Facts That Completely Change Everything

Every so often, you come across a new piece of information and your perspective does a complete 180°. This compilation of 8 surprising facts might just cause you to question everything you’ve learned in your entire life up until now. 1) King Tut was a mess. 2) Crabs are very fancy. 3) Your nightmares really… Read More

Pokémon of New York: A Hilarious Parody of Humans of New York

By now you have almost certainly come across a Humans of New York post if you exist at all on social media. The post always features a portrait and a brief interview collected on the streets of New York City. Photographer Brandon Stanton started the blog in 2010, and it now has over 16 million followers on Facebook alone. The… Read More

UK Artist Cat Ward Is Evolving Pokémon into Mandalas

UK Artist Cat Ward, better known as 20SomethingArt on Instagram, Facebook, and Etsy, is no stranger to internet fame, though she is only in the second year of her graduate fine arts program. In July 2016, she was named one of FreshU’s “10 artists and art students you should be following on Instagram.” At the time, she was… Read More

Best Job Ever: Netflix Wants to Pay You to Binge Watch

It’s gotten to the point where many people refuse to tune into television on a weekly basis, to wait that interminable 7 days (or sometimes weeks, when they take breaks) for the next episode of their favorite show to hit the air. Binge watching is the way things are done now, and no one knows… Read More

Heaven on Earth: California’s Weed Nuns

The Sisters of the Valley are an order of non-denominational nuns in California devoted to the healing power of marijuana. Source

That Time the Government Flew Planes Full of Stolen Babies Into the U.S.

You don’t have to be a historian or a scholar to realize that the end of the Vietnam War was a complete and utter confusing mess. I mean, even more so than the entire war, front to back. The U.S. was finished, they were trying to get out in a hurry, and Vietnam had descended into… Read More

Pokémon GO Nests Have Been Completely Randomized

The great nest migration is something Pokémon GO players have come to expect. Every 23-24 days, nests, or areas where a specific Pokémon commonly spawns, would change. A herd of new Pokémon would file in, ready to make your adventure exciting again. This helped keep the game fresh, and allowed players to catch new types of Pokémon. They wouldn’t get… Read More

Quiet Town of 35 in Belgium Enacts a Pokémon GO Curfew After Thousands of Players Show Up to Catch the Rare Spawns!

The people of Lillo just want to get some sleep! They are tired of hoards of Pokémon GO players stampeding down their streets at all hours of the night. Lillo, a tiny town on the outside of Antwerp in Belgium, has apparently been a hotspot for rare Pokémon spawns. Reddit user MyNameIsTooLame claims to have almost… Read More

US Map Shows How High Your Salary Needs to Be to Buy a House

The cost of buying a home in the US depends on where you live. That may seem obvious, but it has a huge impact on the lives and mobility of the American middle class. You need a salary of about 52,699 dollars a year to afford the national median price of a home ($240,700, or a… Read More

Your Map Is Lying. Many Countries Are Bigger or Smaller Than You Think.

The map of the world that most of us know is referred to as the Mercator map or Mercator projection: It was created in 1569, by Gerardus Mercator: Here’s that first Mercator world map from 1569: And, in principle, it’s not terribly different than the one you grew up staring at. New surveying techniques have made it more accurate,… Read More

6 Awesome Gifts that the Introverts in Your Life Will Love…and 1 They Really Need

Introverts. You know them. You love them. Heck, maybe you’re one yourself. And sometimes buying gifts for those folks can be a little tricky because people who prefer solitude require a bit more consideration when birthdays and the holidays roll around. Never fear! We’re here with a list of fantastic gifts that will make them be… Read More