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10 Mythological Creatures That Really Existed (Sort Of)

The ancient Greeks had a thirst for mythological monsters. This obsession spread throughout the world and continues to the present day. However, many of the creatures were inspired not by the imagination but by science and nature. It has been discovered that the sites of the ancient myths were oftenRead More

Top 10 Times The US Government Took Inanimate Objects To Court

We’ve heard about governments taking people to court. But what about the government taking nonliving things to court? As it turns out, the United States has done just that—and more than a few times. It is hilarious and sounds weird, since, obviously, nonliving things cannot commit crimes or run afoulRead More

10 Weird Old Cases Of Bodies Found In Sacks

Sacks containing dead bodies or merely a torso were common finds in the early 20th century. In fact, a quick search through the archives of US and Australian newspapers shows evidence of hundreds of bodies having been found sacked and discarded. Only a few different types of sacks were usedRead More

10 Interesting Viking Rituals – Listverse

The Vikings are well-known for fighting and exploring, yet religion and ritual practices were a big part of their culture and everyday life. Their religious beliefs included many different gods and goddesses, so much so that it is considered a “non-doctrinal community religion.” This means that their beliefs and ritualsRead More

10 Fascinating Finds From Ordinary Yards

In mid-2018, Chris Martin was having his UK home renovated when he discovered a World War II bunker in his back garden. The two-room concrete bunker found at the Middlesbrough home was large enough to hold up to 50 people. Martin plans to turn the bunker into an office orRead More

Top 10 Disastrously Distasteful And Bizarre Food Vendors

From ancient Greece, where small fried fish were peddled, to Aztec marketplaces, where tamales, insects, and stews were a delicacy, ready-to-eat street food sold by vendors has been around for centuries. It’s still a staple of many cities today. Whether you want a hot dog, taco, or something more unique,Read More

10 Weird Things That Prevented Body Snatchers From Ransacking Graves

In the early 1800s, Britain and America found themselves in a whirlwind of scientific and medical discovery. The study of anatomy and surgery was extremely popular. This led to a gruesome trade in bodies, a practice which was mirrored elsewhere around the world. Grieving families could no longer bury theirRead More

10 Strange Attempts To Create A Real-Life Gaydar

In the 1950s, there was a real danger afoot. The Communists, as our brave senators warned us, had infiltrated the governments of the democratic world. And they’d brought with them their most powerful weapon: the gays. As Senator Kenneth Wherry told the American people, “Only the most naive could believeRead More

10 Bizarre Secrets Behind America’s National Treasures

Growing up in the United States, you learn about all the big, quintessentially “American” sites and structures from a very early age. You’re told that they are important and given a vague explanation of why. Then you set about the task of never really thinking about them again. That’s aRead More

10 Unusual Ancient Burials – Listverse

Burying people has been a common way of dealing with the dead across the world and throughout history. However, there is much variety within burials. Social, religious, and cultural norms often decide how individuals are placed, whether they have burial goods, and what they are buried in (e.g., stone tombsRead More

10 Of History’s Most Ambitious Grimoires

Grimoires are books of magic, invocations, and that lot which usually describe ways to summon angels, demons, and other unworldly beings by performing some time-consuming rituals. The summoner can then use these supernatural creatures to pursue their own worldly ends like fortune or love. Of course, for the modern man,Read More

Top 10 Bizarre Barbershop Blunders And Breakdowns

Barbershops have a rich history. This was particularly true ages ago when surgery, bloodletting, enemas, and tooth extractions were part of the norm (in addition to fresh shaves). In our day and age, such establishments often serve as a locale for social interaction pertaining to contemporary issues. The following listRead More