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10 world records that have never been broken

Since 1955, the Guinness World Records have documented and cataloged numerous achievements, achievements and characteristics of the world and its people in an annual publication. While numerous records have been documented, most are broken after a while, with many being broken several times after being first recorded. There are some that have never been broken, and although these could certainly …

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Top 10 Creepiest Libraries – Listverse

Libraries are invaluable bastions of knowledge, technology and social resources. But there are some that hold more exotic collections than your average paperback or romance novel. And some have a story where the spine scares you more than you think. Here are ten libraries you don't want to stay in. 10 creepy stories from funeral homes and crematoriums 10 Nassau …

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10 other bizarre phobias and their treatments

Let's face it, some things are creepy or scary. Someone might get scared if they come across a venomous snake. This fear is healthy because it tells us to stay away from the snake, the venom of which could kill us. But what if a rubber snake terrifies someone? Then that person could have a phobia, an irrational fear of …

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The spy of the night and the fog • Damn interesting

In the early morning hours of June 17, 1943, a few miles south of the rural community of Tierce in France, two Lysander aircraft landed in the dark on a makeshift runway. A secret agent got out of the narrow passenger compartment of an airplane and two emerged from the other. The agents were all women – two couriers and …

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Top 10 Kim Jong-Un Crazy Rumors

Sun Day, April 15, is a national holiday in North Korea in honor of the nation's founder, Kim Il-Sung. When his grandson and "Supreme Leader" Kim Jong-Un were absent from public celebrations, people naturally talked to each other. Is he alive Is he dead? Given the lack of independent media in North Korea, backing up Pyongyang rumors is always a …

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Top 10 Bizarre Ways People Smuggled Drugs

Drug smuggling has always been a risky and dangerous activity. Many people take this risk hoping to hit it big and not get caught. To do this, people are getting creative and have found millions of different ways to sneak drugs into the country. Border guards and customs are always working tirelessly to prevent this. These are the top 10 …

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Top 10 Simple Things That Mess Up Your Mind

The mind can trip over simple things. Sometimes a biological error is responsible. Then we see the wrong colors, can't stop eating or struggle to look honest during a conversation. Other triggers have no explanation for why they are playing with the mind – like when they are offered a hat or a biscuit. Then people float off chairs and …

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Top 10 bizarre smells from 18th century England

The majority of people are aware of the less hygienic history of mankind. Between making eyebrows out of the skin of a mouse, a British monarch's belief that a bath would be harmful, the use of lye (a mixture of ash and urine) by the Romans to wash clothes, and the invention of toilet paper in more than 300,000 years …

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Fascinating Facts About Spies – Toptenz.net

Spies have long aroused public imagination. Books and films are based on the imaginary life and exploits of secret agents. Sometimes these stories are very different from reality. But sometimes the truth can be stranger than fiction. Below are 10 facts that describe the real drama and some surprising truths about the world of spies. This is an addition to …

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