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“Rosie the Riveter” Inspiration Dies at the Age of 96

Along with the American men who fought on battlefields during World War II, the women who stepped up and worked in plants and factories on the home front were heroes as well. Women across the country were called to fill jobs previously reserved only for men as millions of able bodied males shipped overseas to...

The Serial Killer Known as “The Beast” Terrorized Colombia

Some serial killers prey on society’s most vulnerable: people on the fringes of society who are not likely to be reported missing. Luis Garavito, the man known in his native Colombia as “The Beast,” might be history’s most extreme example of that type of serial murderer. Garavito singled out young boys who belonged to the...

This Woman Shared Powerful Photos of Before and After an Anxiety Attack

Anxiety is no joke, and anxiety attacks are terrifying experiences that can rattle a person to their core. People describe the attacks like this: you can’t breathe, your mind races uncontrollably and you can’t focus. They can be so scary that some people literally believe that they are dying. To show people how traumatic the...

This Riddle Is Given at High School Math Competitions and It’s Tricky as Hell

Kids who enter and compete in math tournaments are way smarter than I ever even thought about being in high school. I can’t solve regular math problems when I substitute-teach 6th grade, so this exceptionally tricky problem given to math olympiads in Singapore is just way, way above my pay grade. But if you’re into...

Boglins Are the Greatest Monsters You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

In the olden days of the late 1980s and early 1990s, children loved and played with toys that were not tied in with a movie, television, YouTube, or other media franchise. We were watching movies like Star Wars, Ghostbusters, and Gremlins and realizing that we loved to be scared, and laugh, and laugh while we...

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This Company Is Selling ‘Marijuana Tampons’ to Help Ease Horrible Period Cramps

I’m obviously not a woman, but I grew up in a household with sisters and I have a lot of female friends, so I know that monthly cramps can be a serious, painful issue for many women. One company is looking to ease the pain for cramp sufferers with an idea that’s a little out...

Crazy Facts About Serial Killers You Won’t Believe Are True

You may think you know a lot about true crime and serial killers, but I bet there’s a lot of info in this article that you’ve never come across before. Prepare to be royally creeped out. 1. Jeffrey Dahmer gave the people in his apartment building sandwiches that could’ve possibly been made from his victims’...

There Is a Potential Ticking Time-Bomb Buried Deep Under the Arctic Ice

If you take a short drive north out of Fairbanks, Alaska, you might happen to see an unremarkable red shed set on the side of a hill. The door is thick, like one on the front of a freezer. Behind it is a walk through some Arctic permafrost – and, scientists believe, a ticking time-bomb....

Try to Read This Playful, Coded Letter Written from Jane Austen to Her Young Niece

Jane Austen remains one of the most widely-known (and read) authors in the English language, and we know from her novels that she had a great love for her language, a love that took many playful forms. She wrote letters to family and relatives regularly, but the one in question was sent to her 8-year-old...

The “Smart Bong” Is Revolutionizing the Weed Game

Attention, pot smokers! Put down your joint/pipe/one-hitter/bong or maybe even the apple you’re currently smoking out of and listen up. The company Puffco has created a device that you need in your life ASAP. Behold, the Puffco Peak: This “smart rig” is battery powered and has a water filtration system built in. That means you’ll never...