Browsing: Misc

Sometimes we are at a loss for where a top 10 list should go and that means we toss it here. Sure, some lists defy categorization, but Miscellaneous is a category, right?




Since Starbucks introduced its pumpkin spice latte in 2003, pumpkin spice has become big business. In 2015, Forbes estimated the ?pumpkin spice economy? at $500 million and growing. Consumer goods companies have been quick to try to capitalize on the growing popularity of the seasonal flavor with pumpkin spice versions of their products. Some have…

The National-Socialist German Workers’ Party, first called Nazis to liken them to backward, unlearned workers by those resisting the movement, were behind abuse and genocide on an unprecedented scale. In addition to the tragedy are many odd, puzzling, and occasionally conflicting facts and hidden truths that even the most casual student of history should know.…

There are several types of godawful dinner party host–the drunk and domineering, the flustered and fastidious, and of course the plain old terrible cooks, to name just a few. But most guests don?t fear for their lives. History, on the other hand, is replete with examples of a more deliberately sadistic kind–powerful rulers or groups…

Infrasound — sounds below audible human hearing, especially those close enough to still affect us on some level due to the vibrations — have recently started to become of great interest to researchers. The world has changed and now there are many artificial sources of infrasound, which gives much greater need to understand the phenomenon…

Bounty hunters will go to any length to catch a criminal, so long as they get paid. Whether it?s movies about the historic tales from the wild west, or cyborg-hunting in a futuristic universe, stories about bounty hunters have captivated audiences for hundreds of years. But not many people know that the true stories are…

Located in Kalkajaka National Park in Queensland, Australia, Black Mountain is an eerie sight, to say the least. The mountain, which is approximately 16 miles south of Cooktown, consists of enormous black boulders that give it its creepy name. The location has had its share of frightening folklore and strange things happening over the years,…

Some criminal acts are crimes of opportunity, requiring little knowledge or planning to execute. The crimes on the list below fall into the opposite category. Pulling off these crimes required extensive planning and, in some cases, special skills, equipment, subterfuge, and access… 10. Stealing a Shark from an Aquarium https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRJ0eSXeTts There aren?t many sharknappings on…

We tend to associate act of marrying a family member with either the poorest of the poor, or particularly decadent royals. Throughout history it?s been taboo, meaning the only ones we associate with it are either in social classes beneath respect or so powerful they?re above social disapproval. After all, we?ve long known that the…

During World War I,?20,000 dogs served?for the British Army alone. They did so at great risk, working right on the front lines alongside their human counterparts. Thousands more were recruited by all the armies that took part in the great bloodbath of what eventually became known as the war to end all wars. They took…

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