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Inside Ubasute, The Legend Of Abandoning Elderly In The Woods

Inside Ubasute, The Legend Of Abandoning Elderly In The Woods

Legend has it that in times of persistent hardship, Japanese families would abandon their elderly in the woods. Here's how it happened — that is, if it did at all.
What Kind Of Person Thinks The Holocaust Didn’t Happen, And Why Do They Feel That Way?

What Kind Of Person Thinks The Holocaust Didn’t Happen, And Why Do They Feel That Way?

How Holocaust denial first took root and where it's flourishing today.
Get Inside The Mind Of Kurt Cobain With These Journal Entries

Get Inside The Mind Of Kurt Cobain With These Journal Entries

Cobain's journals, more than any other source, reveal the music that inspired him and the problems that plagued him.
What The Immortal Jellyfish Means For Humankind

What The Immortal Jellyfish Means For Humankind

This jellyfish can live forever — and scientists are working to see if they can apply its properties to people.
Did The Victorians Really Host Mummy Unwrapping Parties?

Did The Victorians Really Host Mummy Unwrapping Parties?

In 19th century England, the social event of the season was a rather gruesome affair.
18 Fascinating Facts About Muammar Gaddafi

18 Fascinating Facts About Muammar Gaddafi

Get to know one of history's most contentious dictators.
The Most Outlandish CIA Programs Of The Cold War

The Most Outlandish CIA Programs Of The Cold War

Inside the CIA's Cold War-era plans for mind control, psychic spies, and one horrifying cat.
The Japanese Monks Who Mummified Themselves While Still Alive

The Japanese Monks Who Mummified Themselves While Still Alive

This may be self-discipline at its most extreme.
29 Haunting Pictures Of An Abandoned Disney Theme Park

29 Haunting Pictures Of An Abandoned Disney Theme Park

Images from inside the gates that Disney doesn't want anyone to cross.
Fatal Familial Insomnia: The Sleep Disorder That Ends In Death

Fatal Familial Insomnia: The Sleep Disorder That Ends In Death

Some people suffer from occasional insomnia, but for those with this disease, sleepless nights lead to death.
21 Theodore Roosevelt Quotes That’ll Teach You How To Truly Live Your Life

21 Theodore Roosevelt Quotes That’ll Teach You How To Truly Live Your Life

These words will make anyone feel fearless.