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The Death-Defying Aerial Stunts of 1920s Barnstormers

A group of stuntmen and stuntwomen who, during the 1920s, repeatedly risked their lives in a quest for thrills and entertainment; and, at the end of the day, to earn a living.                                                                                Photo: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archives There’s always someone who will find a creative way to make money off new

The Most Traumatic Mating in the Animal Kingdom

When the terms “sex” “mating” or “copulation” are mentioned, those various images and thoughts that flash through our minds are often pleasant and exciting. Unfortunately, for one animal the word ‘pleasant’ is definitely not the case, and in fact the poor female experiences the most traumatic insemination known. The ill-fated victim is the common bedbug

History’s Most Famous Siamese Twins

We occasionally say that a couple are so close that they seem ‘joined at the hip’ – metaphorically speaking, obviously. But imagine this were a reality. (In fact, think about how the term might have developed.) Imagine if a person came from an egg that started to separate into identical twins but got stuck (or,

Creepy Abandoned Veterinary School in Anderlecht

The building’s forbidding Neo-Renaissance facade alone might be enough to stop some visitors, and once inside, creepy deserted corridors and a crumbling lecture theater beckon. That’s not the half of it though. Descend into the bowels of this place, and the horrors really begin. “The head of a calf joined with the leg of a

Scariest Mummies in the World

There’s certainly something scary on the subject of mummies, however simultaneously they’re extremely interesting as well. These conserved human (and animal) bodies have lasted for years, sometimes even millennium, providing a tantalizing view into how our ancestors must have looked and lived. As such, they have been looked for by archaeologists and displayed in museums

Stones Moving Mysteriously Across the Surface

Racetrack Playa is a dried out lake bed located 3,608 ft above sea level in Death Valley National Park, California. The playa is known as after the “racetracks” left by stones that strangely skid across its surface.                                                                                                                credit: Rebecca Jackrel The Racetrack is mainly covered with hexagonal saucers of dried mud, left after a

Prehistoric Creatures still Walking the Earth

From a 220-million year old shrimp to a 130 million year old frog find out which modern species have a gift for survival. These prehistoric creatures still exist and walk the earth. Purple Frog                                                                                                  Photo via Impact Lab Purple frogs live underground, getting out just to mate during monsoon season, and they eat termites,