Top 10 Strange Or Controversial Auctions

The right item at auction can bring instant wealth. Where there is a chance to make quick money, things often turn controversial, strange, or utterly dark. Renowned auctioneers are accused of peddling stolen artifacts, artists destroy their work after a sale, and scientists lose valuable fossils to private collectors. Auctions also prove that whale hunting,… Continue reading Top 10 Strange Or Controversial Auctions

10 Weird And Wonderful Libraries

Think libraries are boring? Well, think again. Today’s libraries are a delightful combination of old school and high tech. Of course, libraries will always have great books waiting to be plucked from the shelves, but at many locations, you can also find free Internet, downloadable media, 3-D printing, and more. Unfortunately, there are some parts… Continue reading 10 Weird And Wonderful Libraries

10 Unusual Studies With Fascinating Results

Researchers are inquisitive creatures. They leave no stone unturned. Especially the weird ones. In recent times, studies were sprung on volunteers and the unsuspecting alike. Tests to determine their neuroticism, honesty, and appreciation of bad jokes were borderline strange. The answers even more so. They also threw the common cold at cancer, considered chocolate’s extinction,… Continue reading 10 Unusual Studies With Fascinating Results

10 Strange Stories From America’s Spiritualist Craze

When the Fox sisters claimed that they could talk to spirits by rapping noises, the hoax set off a national craze for ghosts, psychics, and seances. From 1848 onward, numerous Americans came to believe in Spiritualism, a movement which advocated that the spirits of the dead could interact with the living. The craze produced a… Continue reading 10 Strange Stories From America’s Spiritualist Craze

10 Bizarre Claims That Humans Didn’t Originate On Earth

Of the crazy and speculative theories out there (and there are many as we all know), those that revolve around the notion that human beings are not indigenous to the Earth are perhaps the craziest. The idea is that we, or rather our ancestors, were brought here from another world, most likely as prisoners condemned… Continue reading 10 Bizarre Claims That Humans Didn’t Originate On Earth