10 Skulls Deformed For Fashion

For millennia, humans have altered their body for aesthetic reasons. One of the most ancient and widespread practices was changing the shape of the skull. Technically known as artificial cranial deformation, it involved manipulating babies’ soft skulls. There were many reasons for modification. Often, it was associated with nobility, beauty, and intelligence. Given the practice’s… Continue reading 10 Skulls Deformed For Fashion

10 Disturbing Stories Behind Your Favorite Songs For Kids

Mother Goose’s treasure trove of children’s rhymes have delighted the little ones for generations, but maybe we should be taking a few seconds to find out what we’re teaching our kids to say. The songs we think of as children’s songs today weren’t always for kids. Some started off as for grown-ups—and are about much… Continue reading 10 Disturbing Stories Behind Your Favorite Songs For Kids

10 Bizarre And Thriving Black Markets Around The World

Underground markets siphon billions of dollars from the world economy every year, and most of the goods being sold are highly illegal. But alongside the booming trades in drugs, guns, and human beings exists a multitude of smaller but very profitable ones, many dealing in products that do not leap immediately to mind when thinking… Continue reading 10 Bizarre And Thriving Black Markets Around The World

10 Fascinating Costumes Worn By People In The Margins

In earlier days, the things we wore did more than just keep us warm. They were often pieces of art, carrying meaning about our cultures and our beliefs. There are tribes that don’t even wear clothes who still use costumes in ceremonies, imbued with functions and meanings that, today, are barely understood. As time churns… Continue reading 10 Fascinating Costumes Worn By People In The Margins

10 Bizarre Baby Burials

Baby burials are extraordinarily rare finds. Infants’ bones are small and fragile, making them prone to crumbling. Young children are often the first victims of changes in the environment and living conditions. Their burials can reveal far more about an era than those of adults. However, baby burials are also much more jarring. 10 Upward… Continue reading 10 Bizarre Baby Burials

10 Science Stories Even Weirder Than Fiction

In the realm of science fiction, practically anything is possible. However, as often as life imitates art, it just as often goes screaming past art in its requirement for suspension of our disbelief. These stories from the world of science are drawn from the richest well of inspiration writers of fiction will ever have—reality. 10… Continue reading 10 Science Stories Even Weirder Than Fiction

Video: 10 Government Officials Who Admitted The Existence Of Aliens

It may be the biggest conspiracy theory ever: The government is hiding the existence of aliens to keep people from being terrified by learning what’s really going on. The evidence? Look no further than the government officials who have—supposedly—let slip the truth. Subscribe to the Listverse YouTube Channel, or read the original list here. Discover… Continue reading Video: 10 Government Officials Who Admitted The Existence Of Aliens

10 Times That History Was NSFW

History is vulgar, violent, obscene, perverted, and decadent. However, we usually only get presented with a watered-down version that leaves out all the salacious bits. This is an unabridged look at 10 occasions throughout history when things got decidedly NSFW (“not safe for work”). 10 American Diplomat Took A Prostitute To Meet The Queen Of… Continue reading 10 Times That History Was NSFW

Top Ten Hauntings at the Theater

From the common saying of the phrase “Break a Leg” to the absolute refusal to mention a certain play involving certain witches and certain Scottish kings, theater folk are certainly superstitious folk. Then, it should come as no surprise that almost every live performance theater has a resident ghost. Haunted hotels and spectral cemeteries often… Continue reading Top Ten Hauntings at the Theater

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