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8 Unexpected Upsides of Having Anxiety

It might sound counterintuitive (especially if you live with any level of anxiety on a regular basis), but there are some advantages to having the sort of brain that produces excess anxiety. This is something creative-types have acknowledged for decades – that the right amount of anxiety increases their ability to do their best work, […]

The True Story Behind the 9/11 “Accidental Tourist” Hoax

15 years ago, one of the earliest and cruelest online photo-hoaxes made its first appearance. According to Snopes, this “accidental tourist” photo started popping up worldwide in email chains just a couple of weeks after 9/11, usually preceded by this message: “We’ve seen thousands of pictures concerning the attack. However, this one will make you cringe. A […]

7 Facts About ‘Star Wars’ to Force into Your Brain

#7. Death Stars are expensive. Source Perhaps you need a sweet, sweet info-graphic put together by an actual energy company to fully wrap your head around it all: You’re welcome. #6. The Star Wars timeline is weird in more ways than one. Source Star wars was released on May 25, 1977. Though the last public execution […]

The Secrets Behind 7 Classic Magic Tricks Revealed!

Half the fun of magic tricks is trying to figure out how they do it! Some people (like you?) love knowing the answers more than asking the questions, so this post is for you. Classic magic tricks from as far back as the early 1800s will be explained, and the magic behind them revealed. You might […]

The Last Public Guillotine Execution: 9 Creepy Facts (and 1 Eerie Coincidence) to Ruin You Forever

The last public execution by guillotine was not as long ago as you may think. It actually took place in France in 1939, so there are plenty of people alive today old enough to have seen it. The following are 10 weird facts about the event, ranging from pretty-much-horrifying to slightly serendipitous: 1. The name of […]

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The Crazy, Unknown Story of the Man Who Killed John Wilkes Booth

John Wilkes Booth knew his time was about to run out. The actor-turned-assassin had been on the run for 12 long days after shooting and killing President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. Now, in the early morning hours of April 26, 1865, Booth was trapped in a tobacco barn on a farm […]

7 Poses That Instantly Make You Look Better in Photos

Some people can take great photos every single time, which is really aggravating when yours always look like garbage. But why does this happen!?? It’s because there are special techniques that drastically improve your photos, and those people are probably using them to look better than you. These simple secrets will help you get the […]

Here’s a Perfect Example of How Becoming a Meme Can Completely Ruin Your Life

Do you remember this racist meme? I don’t either, but the story behind it is as riveting as it is horrible. Taiwanese model Heidi Yeh says she had a pretty solid career going for two years, modeling for big name companies like Sony and landing some great exposure. Here she is in a floor display. […]

The Most Murderous Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas

Depending on who you believe, notorious killer Henry Lee Lucas was responsible for either hundreds of murders, dozens of murders…or maybe only three murders. Regardless of the final body count, there’s no doubt that Lucas was a disturbed man who survived a horrific childhood and, later, spent large stretches of time drifting around the United States. […]

Need a Conversation Starter? These 8 Facts Oughta Do It

It’s the holiday season, so you’re probably going to run into at least one person you don’t know at your giant family get-together. And you’re going to need something to talk about. #8. Li’l Red don’t need no hero. Source #7. That one-nostril thing you sometimes wonder about is real. Source: 1, 2 Note how the […]