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Lake Natron, The Bird-Calcifying Lake That’s Actually Teeming With Life

Lake Natron, The Bird-Calcifying Lake That’s Actually Teeming With Life

These strange waters actually support an abundance of colorful wildlife.
The Totally Gross Origins Of Pink Lemonade

The Totally Gross Origins Of Pink Lemonade

Hint: It starts in the circus.
Is Devil’s Breath The World’s Scariest Drug?

Is Devil’s Breath The World’s Scariest Drug?

Devil's breath, the Colombian zombie drug, more than lives up to its name.
What You Don’t Know About <em>Frankenstein</em> Author Mary Shelley

What You Don’t Know About Frankenstein Author Mary Shelley

Tragedy would inform much of Shelley's work.
World’s Oldest Person Says He Wants To Die

World’s Oldest Person Says He Wants To Die

The “world’s oldest person” says he now simply wants to die. Mbah Gotho, a reportedly 145-year-old man from Central Java, Indonesia, is now making headlines after telling a regional news outlet, “What I want is to die.” Over the past three months, Gotho says, his health has deteriorated to new...
4 Abandoned Nuclear Testing Sites Humans Destroyed Worse Than Chernobyl

4 Abandoned Nuclear Testing Sites Humans Destroyed Worse Than Chernobyl

Some of the world's biggest nuclear detonations didn't make the pages of your history book.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” Speech Almost Didn’t Happen

Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” Speech Almost Didn’t Happen

If it wasn't for a plucky gospel singer, America may have never heard Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech.
5 Funeral Customs That Defy The World’s Most Sacred Taboos

5 Funeral Customs That Defy The World’s Most Sacred Taboos

The way we treat the dead says a lot about our values, and as you might anticipate those values are diverse.
7 Astounding Stories Of Early Christian Martyrs’ Brutal Deaths

7 Astounding Stories Of Early Christian Martyrs’ Brutal Deaths

While all religions dabble in fantasy, Christian martyr tales exemplify fantasy at its most outlandish.
Koala Conservation Efforts Intensify As Species Rapidly Declines

Koala Conservation Efforts Intensify As Species Rapidly Declines

Scientists have called the declining koala numbers a "wicked problem."
KFC Launches A Sunscreen

KFC Launches A Sunscreen

There’s a market for everything — and to KFC executives that adage apparently applies to beachgoers who want to smell like fried chicken.