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The brutal Draconian laws of ancient Greece

Athens is perhaps most famous for being the birthplace of democracy. One of the cornerstones for the establishment of Athenian democracy was the …

13 Reasons That South Carolina Is The Most Terrifying, Spookiest State

South Carolina is one of the original 13 colonies. Hence, it has been here forever and with that being said...there are many stories and much energy …

Paranormal
Local Economies

Do you dare enter a fairy ring? The mythical mushroom portals of the supernatural

For thousands of years, the sudden appearance of a ring of mushrooms was a sure sign of otherworldly presences. These rings would seemingly appear …

The Legend of Medusa and the Gorgons

The earliest known record about the myth of Medusa and the Gorgons can be found in Hesiod’s <i>Theogony</i>. According to this ancient author, the three …

6 Famous WWI Fighter Aces

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A+E Networks

5 Mysterious Structures With Creepy Unknown Origins

Archaeologists, for the most part, aren't the intrepid adventurers Indiana Jones makes them out to be. Most of the time they just sit around, sifting …

Living Fossil Shark Discovered off Coast of Australia

An obscure sea creature with 80 million years of ancestry was discovered off of the Australian coast. The creature, whose species is often called a …

Fish

English Nursery Rhymes with Unexpected and Sometimes Disturbing Historical Origins

Many people associate nursery rhymes with reading happy stories to children, or remember being children themselves and chanting them while they play. …

A Backwards Farmer Was Secretly Using Human Body Parts To Create Something Horrifying

<i>This Halloween, we'll be profiling 13 serial killers over the course of the 13 days leading up to Halloween. We're kicking it off with one of my</i> …

Workstations

12 Of The Most Common Cemetery Symbols And What They Mean

Angel is a writer on the Original Content team at LittleThings. Check out her articles about crucial tips on female and doggie health. She loves to …

Archaeology

Microbiome Monday: Of Malaria and Microbes

<i>It's Microbiome Monday again! Before the Museum’s upcoming exhibition</i> <b>The Secret World Inside You</b> <i>opens November 7, we’re offering weekly primers on</i> …

Microbiology

6 Real Stories From History That Are Too Terrifying For The Classroom

We've already addressed some of the more sexually charged moments in history that they didn't tell you about in high school, but as gross as King …

Steven Spielberg

10 Dazzling Facts About Pangolins

The pangolin looks like a cross between an iguana, an anteater, and a roly-poly. What's the deal with this armored, burrowing creature? Here are 10 …

North Sea

26 Breathtaking Pictures of Abandoned and Forgotten Places

Photographer Matt Emmett doesn't pay attention to signs that say "do not enter." While traveling around Europe, the urban explorer looks for the …

Photography

Thousands Of People Shocked After Seeing Giant 'Floating City' Above China

According to reports, thousands of people spotted a giant 'floating city' over the city of Foshan in China. The mysterious 'alien city' as it has …

China

10 Small Towns Devastated By Sudden Killing Sprees

A murder spree can hit any city, but when one occurs in a small town, the disaster is felt by everyone in town personally. In a small town, …

Crime

Homunculus: The Alchemical Creation of Little People with Great Powers

Although science has made much progress in the last century, there are still numerous ethical issues that need to be addressed by the scientific …

The Golem: Talmudic Legend of a Clay Beast Created to Protect the Jews

The gothic horror novel, <i>Frankenstein</i>, is one of the most well-known stories in which man tries to play god by attempting to manufacture a living …

Caves of death: Caverns littered with corpses childrens' heads found in remote Scotland

PAULJAMIESON•YouTube•UNIVERSITYofBRADFORDScientists have discovered a complex of mortuary caves in remote Scotland<p>The grisly shrines to the dead were …

Archaeology

Mortsafes Guarded Against Graverobbers

Grave robbers were also known as resurrectionists or resurrection men. They would sell the bodies they dug up to anatomists, who needed corpses to …

Archaeology

25 of Humanity's Most Brutal Methods of Execution

Consider yourself lucky. If you are reading this you most likely not only live in a society blessed by a functioning legal system you also probably …

Annie Oakley Once Took Hearst Newspapers to Court for Reporting a False Cocaine Addiction

Generally, it isn’t a good idea to pick a fight with a world-famous sharpshooter. William Randolph Hearst and his editors found this out the hard way …

Flying 'Pterosaur' Filmed Over Idaho Neighborhood

A video recently posted to YouTube purports to show a prehistoric reptile soaring over a neighborhood in Boise, Idaho. Critics have suggested it …

The Frightening Discovery of the Mount Owen Claw

Nearly three decades ago, a team of archaeologists were carrying out an expedition inside a large cave system on Mount Owen in New Zealand when they …