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The Scary Truth Behind The Phantom Social Worker Legend

The Scary Truth Behind The Phantom Social Worker Legend

In the 1990s, hundreds of families in rural England reported that "phantom" social workers had abducted their children. As it turns out, the truth is worse than the urban legend.
7 Presidents Who Broke Some Of Their Biggest Campaign Promises

7 Presidents Who Broke Some Of Their Biggest Campaign Promises

Only two U.S. presidents have followed through on all of their campaign promises.
10 Famous Funerals Even More Extravagant Than Fidel Castro’s

10 Famous Funerals Even More Extravagant Than Fidel Castro’s

Only some of recent history's most famous figures could get send-offs like these.
18 Months Without A Head: The True Story Of A Headless Chicken Named Mike

18 Months Without A Head: The True Story Of A Headless Chicken Named Mike

Learn why a small Colorado town has an annual festival to celebrate a single chicken.
Spontaneous Human Combustion: Fact Or Fiction?

Spontaneous Human Combustion: Fact Or Fiction?

Hundreds of cases of spontaneous human combustion have been reported around the world for centuries. But is it actually possible?
These Old, Weird Christmas Ads Will Make You Happy It’s 2016

These Old, Weird Christmas Ads Will Make You Happy It’s 2016

We're all thankful that 2016 is ending, but these weird Christmas ads will make you glad that the strangest holiday imagery is well behind us.
The Seldom-Heard Story Of New York City’s Forgotten Stepchild

The Seldom-Heard Story Of New York City’s Forgotten Stepchild

Staten Island has never been the biggest fan of New York City — and in some ways, rightfully so.
Was Rasputin Actually The Sanest Man In Pre-Revolution Russia?

Was Rasputin Actually The Sanest Man In Pre-Revolution Russia?

In the final days of pre-revolution Russia, the "Mad Monk" Rasputin was arguably one of the most powerful people attached to the court. But what do we really know about the man himself?
The Bizarre But True Story Of Military Dolphins

The Bizarre But True Story Of Military Dolphins

Turns out dolphins make for far more than good children's movie protagonists.
27 Astounding Images From Spain’s Centuries-Old Baby Jumping Festival

27 Astounding Images From Spain’s Centuries-Old Baby Jumping Festival

Let's call it extreme baptism.
The Story Of Ching Shih, Prostitute Turned Lord Of The Pirates

The Story Of Ching Shih, Prostitute Turned Lord Of The Pirates

How one 18th century concubine became the "Terror of South China."