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You Thought Abe Lincoln Had Bad Luck? Meet His Son, Robert.

One might argue that, as the only child of Abraham Lincoln to survive into adulthood and the only one who lived to see the 20th century, Robert Todd Lincoln lived a somewhat charmed life. He was the son of a President, after all, and, though he was of age during the Civil War, his mother wouldn’t let...

Scotland’s Worst: Peter Manuel, “The Beast of Birkenshaw”

Peter Manuel’s ghastly murder spree lasted exactly one day short of two years. His first attack occurred on January 2, 1956, and his final assault took place on January 1, 1958. In those 729 days, the man know as the “Beast of Birkenshaw” committed acts of violence that still haunt the people of Scotland, even now....

4 Creeptastic Mysteries No One Can Explain

What is it about unsolved mysteries that captures our curiosity so completely? I can’t say, but given all of the television shows, movies, articles, and other media with huge ratings success that delves into these cases (Making a Murderer, anyone?), there’s no denying there’s something there. Below are 4 that are especially creepy, and it’s not...

13 Former Gang Members Recount How They Got Out

I did not grow up around gang violence–I was lucky. Not everyone is, though. For some people, joining a gang can be a matter of protection, or brotherhood, or lack of economic opportunity. I’d be willing to bet that more gangs than we think are filled mostly with people who are only there because there...

A Special Ed Teacher Had All of Her Students in Her Wedding, and the Pictures are Everything

Honestly, I love looking at regular wedding pictures. But these? Slayed me. Not only are they gorgeous, with all of the expected frills and flowers and a glowing bride, but add these thrilled and gleeful students, and well…you’ll see. Kentucky teacher (and bride!) Kinsey French is enjoying her first year teaching at Christian Academy Rock Creek....

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Here’s Why Cops Tap Your Taillight After Pulling You Over

Maybe you’ve never noticed this, (or maybe you’ve never been pulled over for speeding or another moving violation – if so, hats off to you) but if you have, you’ve likely wondered why the officer taps on your tail light on his way to chat you up at the driver’s side window. It’s not to...

Check out Istanbul’s New Memorial to Its Favorite Laid-Back Street Cat

Few stray cats win a bronze statue from the city after their deaths, but then again, few street cats achieve Internet fame with a single photograph, either. That’s what makes Tombili, a cat who became famous for his ridiculously relaxed pose on the streets of Instanbul, so special. This is the picture that changed his...

This Is What Really Goes on at Area 51…and It’s Not What You Think

What really goes on inside Area 51? For decades, conspiracy theorists and the general public have weighed in on what kinds of operations might be taking place at the facility in the middle of the desert in Nevada. Some claim alien experiments are conducted at the vast complex. Others insist the 1969 moon landing was...

10 of the Oldest Living Things in the World

From trees to tortoises to colonies of coral and microorganisms buried deep in the permafrost, there are hundreds of species on this Earth that have survived for thousands of years. They exist on every continent and, of course, none of them are human. But they are all pretty awesome (I just love trees!). Don’t you...

20 Foods from Your Childhood That You Will Never Taste Again

Taste, like your other senses, can recall moments of joy (or, in the case of creamed corn, horror). Things like Fudge Rounds, Capri Suns, and Natural Light beer bring me back to different periods in my life, and they all bring a smile to my face (yes, even the watery beer!). Sadly, the 20 items...