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13 University-Sanctioned Paranormal Research Projects

<b>By Jill Hanson, JFK University</b><p>The existence of paranormal phenomena is one of those things you’re usually either heartily for or against. In case …

7 Missing Historical Treasures That May Never Be Seen Again

My 108-year-old house has the original ceiling lights, although they were wired for electricity sometime in the 1930s (they were originally gas …

Louvre

12 Letters That Didn't Make the Alphabet

You know the alphabet. It’s one of the first things you’re taught in school. But did you know that they’re not teaching you <i>all</i> of the alphabet? There …

18 Complicated Scientific Ideas Explained Simply

In 2012, Randall Munroe of the webcomic xkcd published a description of the Saturn V rocket using only the 1000 most frequent words in English. Under …

David Simon: 'There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show'

The creator of The Wire, David Simon, delivered an impromptu speech about the divide between rich and poor in America at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney, and how capitalism has lost sight of its social compact. This is an edited extract<p>• Lanre Bakare: Go home, David Simon. Without justice …

Mr. Skin’s Top 10 Nude Scenes of 2013, In Excruciating Pun Form

Being the sensitive intellectual I am, with a drawing room filled with framed degrees and pictures of dogs wearing turtlenecks, I would never dream of watching a work of art solely for the venal pleasure of spying some spry lass stripped of undergarments. But given that the female form is a …

5 Obscure Looney Tunes Cartoons

We’re all familiar with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Porky Pig, but what about Owl Jolson, Ralph Phillips, or the Dover Boys of Pimento University? …

Africa’s Multi-Level Floating Hotel with an Underwater Room

The Manta Resort is a beautiful, multi-room hotel that sits on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba. The spectacular getaway offers not only a place to rest your head for the night, but also some truly breathtaking views from its unique, underwater room. The floating structure, made of local hardwood, …

Hyperrealistic Still Life Paintings Filled with Layers of Detail

At first glance, these beautiful still life images seem like photographs. In reality, they are actually hyperrealistic paintings by artist Jason de Graaf. The artist focuses on every extreme detail to create realistic depth in layers of crisp reflections. With a steady hand and a strong vision, he …

Painting

The Web Is Actually Making You Less Social & More Lonely

It's the ultimate moral dilemma, social networks by their very nature have actually made us less social.<p>The level of our interactions with our …

Revealing Short Films Teenagers Computer Screen For 17-Minutes

One film that looked the realities of our online behaviours was Catfish. It provided an illumining (if disturbing) look how your perception and …

The Real-Life Neuroscience Behind Zombies

Most of the zombies you see on television and in movies moan and groan, and pull and tear, and lumber and shuffle, and remain highly focused on …

8 Things You Might Not Know About the Louvre

Director Stanley Kubrick died in 1999, but he still remains an integral part of our culture today. The recent documentary <i>Room 237</i> explored various …

Stanley Kubrick

Sneak a Peek Inside Dracula’s Castle

“The castle is on the very edge of a terrible precipice,” wrote Bram Stoker—as solicitor Jonathan Harker—in his legendary 1897 novel, <i>Dracula.</i> “A …

This Country Has the Most Expensive Beer in the World

The pro-temperance “dry” lobby, whose existence culminated in its successful campaign for the passage of the 18th amendment in 1920, was one of the …

10 Marvelous Facts About The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

If you’re a passionate reader, you’re always on the hunt for the next book that will totally engross you. We’ve pinpointed some that are worth the …

Literature

11 of the Most Extreme Junk Foods Ever Created

Look, it’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it: Hauntworld.com has scoured the country for the scariest and weirdest haunted houses from coast to …

Deep Frying

How Twin Peaks Made Modern Art of the Soap Opera

<b>By Joe Pompeo</b><p><i>Twin Peaks</i> will be returning with a new season—written and produced by original creators David Lynch and Mark Frost, and directed by …

Scream Super Fans Have Rented the House from the Original Film to Throw One Killer Halloween Party

We are entering the premier weekend for haunted house tours. In the past couple of decades, the haunted tour has grown into a multimillion-dollar …

Horror

5 Differences Between The New And Old 'Carrie'

Naturally, critics are comparing it to the classic 1976 film featuring Sissy Spacek saying its good, but ultimately a remake of the original that doesn't add anything to the story.<p>That couldn't be farther from the truth. We re-watched the original film before heading out to see the new one. Here's …

Sony Pictures

7 Things You Might Not Know About Calvin and Hobbes

Though we can’t pick your friends, we strongly encourage you to ostracize anyone who expresses disinterest or disdain for <i>Calvin and Hobbes,</i> the …

15 Things You Should Know About Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I think we can all agree that Kathy Bates is terrifying when she puts her mind to it.<p>If you watched <i>American Horror Story: Coven</i>, she was undoubtedly …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Bloody Benders, America's First Serial Killer Family

<i>Photograph by Tim Kiser</i>.<p>The West Virginia State Penitentiary is an imposing place. The building is on the historic register, and the prison itself, …

Crime

Our Interview with Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson!

<i>Update (June 7, 2014): We recently learned that Bill Watterson has been collaborating with Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis on some brand</i> …

Calvin and Hobbes

10 Fascinating Facts About Herman Melville

<i>How the master of horror got his first big break—and how his wife inspired him.</i><p>It was 1973, and Stephen King’s pockets were empty. He lived in a …

Literature

italian stuffed cabbage

Prior to November, what I knew of stuffed cabbage rolls were limited to the Jewish/Eastern European variety, which I make the way my mother-in-law …

10 Psychological Experiments That Could Never Happen Today

Nowadays, the American Psychological Association has a Code of Conduct in place when it comes to ethics in psychological experiments. Experimenters …