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10 Notorious Medieval Gangsters

When we hear the word “gangster,” we often think of the Bloods and Crips of California or the international cartels that control the drug trade. We don’t think of the middle ages. But gangs have existed for at least 2,000 years—and probably…

Top 10 Surreal Animals That Really Exist

Fantasy movies often conjure the most fantastic make-belief creatures. But one need not look to fiction to find creatures so surreal that they beggar belief. Earth’s natural world has a sense of humor—there are giant versions of normal…

10 Landmarks Originally Hated By Locals

Despite people traveling thousands of miles across the world to set eyes on a monument, there might be some locals who would gladly travel thousands of miles just to escape it. While you view a building or structure as a work of art, many…

10 Interesting Pseudosciences And Hoaxes

The truth is difficult, and fantasy is comforting. Facts are not always obvious, and there have been instances where falsehoods were introduced and accepted in the place of evidence. Nowadays, this sort of thing feels like a modern failing…

10 Conspiracy Theories About Antarctica

Antarctica is surrounded by conspiracy theories and ice. Both are unsurprising considering that the continent is the most remote and the least understood on Earth. It is practically impossible to live there without specialized gear,…

10 Ghastly Prison Practices Of The 19th Century

Most of us are pretty keen on staying out of prison. We have good reason, too. Part of the idea behind imprisonment is to deter criminal offenses. But this wasn’t always the case in Western societies. In the 16th and 17th centuries, a…
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