Author: Christopher Stephens

Christopher M. Stephens is a professional writer and tour guide with a passion for creating captivating content. He holds a Master of Science from Royal Roads University and a Master of Community Planning from Vancouver Island University. He leads birdwatching tours for Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours in British Columbia, Canada.

Dangers are often associated with far off places, while fatal mishaps are often written off as either blatant foolishness or freak accidents. Yet a variety of dangers are surprisingly common and lurk nearby from objects and activities seemingly mundane. Today, discover the deadliest hidden dangers in this startling review of everyday extreme hazards. 10. Vacuums…

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Science encompasses a vast range of study fields. With scientific investigation comes responsibility. When ethics or caution are thrown to the wind, or the experiment simply doesn’t work out, disaster and failure can be dramatic. In this account, we discover 10 experiments with some pretty unsatisfactory social outcomes. 10. Willowbrook State School Hepatitis Tests At…

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Hackers are a strange aspect of both the underworld and the professional world. For one, they seem slightly intangible and conceptual, operating in the cyber world, and are often stereotyped and simplified in fiction or seen as virtual folk heroes, akin perhaps to pirates. But the reality is stranger. In this account, we hack into…

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Poland. A land of record holding attractions. A heavily wooded country in places, beautifully urbanized in others, Poland is a gem of European intrigue with a complex history scathed by the tragedies of armed conflict. In this account, we showcase a visitor’s 10 must see sites in surprising Poland, including the world’s largest castle and…

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On a planet with finite resources, more human demand is placed on many species than supply exists. This contribution to the endangerment of species causes conservation laws to be passed to protect dwindling wildlife. Sadly, the rarest are often the most wanted. Thus, legal protection measures may be skirted by the insatiable traffickers of rare…

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Praying mantises are incredible creatures. In this account, we learn about these insects on steroids that make an Alien versus Predator movie look tame. Discover what the master hunters can do and be prepared to be inspired by the greatness of an invertebrate. Whether pretending to be a flower, eating birds, or going on fishing…

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Mental disorders are no reason to throw people away or write them off. Furthermore, mental health conditions also offer the scientific community a vast range of investigative opportunities. Today, let’s take a look at some of the least known, yet significant, facts about mental health that are sometimes most counterintuitive. 10. Lower Suicide Rates in…

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This world is not always exactly what it seems. Things that are popular, touted, or just seem awesome or at least incredible may actually be, simply put, quite bad. Bad for you, your mental wellbeing and physical safety, or just not good for the planet. In this list, we profile 10 things we might think…

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Volcanoes are notorious features on the landscape, but the mountains of Earth’s surface do not claim all of the volcanological action in the world. Concealed below the waves, underwater volcanoes mean that earth, fire and water can explode into a fury at any time in certain places, sometimes with fascinating results. Today, we’ll look at…

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We all know the Egyptian Pyramids; structures like the Great Pyramid of Giza cannot be missed. But the ancient world as well as more recent times spawned many strange pyramids, and we discover them here today. Our world tour spans strange pyramid adorned landscapes from Rome to Iran, and all the way to Mexico and…

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The eyes may be the windows of the soul, but for a fascinating array of species, the eyes just don’t have it. Today, we discover bizarre creatures that have jettisoned their eyes through means like atrophy in the course of evolution. A rule of nature: if it’s not useful, drop it! The eyes are either…

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Georgia, the country at the point where Eastern Europe and Western Asia meet in the Caucasus Mountains, is a lesser known but remarkable country with spectacular medieval sites, modern interest points and striking geography and culture. The nation is also the birthplace of notorious Soviet kingpin and WWII Allied forces leader Joseph Stalin, who on…

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Pets of all kinds — some familiar, some bizarre — are treasured companions and curiosities for animal aficionados. Yet living with other species poses risks. Pets can kill or maim in bizarre and unexpected ways. We’re not talking dog bites; we are talking lethal lizards, arthropod attacks, hamster hazards, freak fish tank infections, parasite rampages,…

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On a planet with finite resources, more human demand is placed on many species than supply exists. This contribution to the endangerment of species causes conservation laws to be passed to protect dwindling wildlife. Sadly, the rarest are often the most wanted. Thus, legal protection measures may be skirted by the insatiable traffickers of rare…

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World War II was a tragedy filled mass conflict with numerous strategic mistakes, violations of international law and general military weight-throwing. But amongst the fighting were many bizarre military actions, seemingly outlandish but well documented family connections and twists and turns that are sure to surprise the history buff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FPgr3_bD6o This is an encore presentation…

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Ireland, known as Éire in Irish Gaelic, is a remarkable island. We’ve previously written about some of the reasons you should take a trip to the Emerald Isle, and today we’re offering 10 more sites that are must see places for cultural, historical, and architectural reasons. We focus on the Republic of Ireland, which takes…

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Death is unfortunate enough as an event in human lives. Yet some practices that either commemorate or even bring about death for some purpose really serve to make it more disturbing. All perspectives aside, today we objectively discover some of the most startling death-related or death-causing rituals of the world. From sky burial to self-mummification,…

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Antarctica: the frozen continent — essentially a huge island at the bottom of the world — is both mysterious and cold. It is also fascinating, newly discovered, and the subject of many myths. However, the bizarre realities of Antarctica are stranger than fiction. Antarctica offers exceptional scientific insights. The little known dangers of Antarctica that…

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