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10 things that will make you laugh

Laughter is considered the best medicine, but as with all medications, over-regulation is a dangerous thing. For most people, the most significant side effect of laughter is a pain in the ribs and possibly some wet underwear, but for some people there is a risk of overdose. Some people have basic conditions that make their guts dangerous for their health, …

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Every breath you take • Damn interesting

In June 1965, a 27-year-old man named Angus Barbieri checked in at Maryfield Hospital in Dundee, Scotland. His complaint was that he had become "very obese." When he was shot, the young man weighed 207 kg. The Barbieri doctors recommended a short Lent, probably in the hope that his stomach would shrink, which reduced his appetite and food intake. But …

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A pregnant break • Damn interesting

U.S. Patent No. 3,216,423 In January 1963, husband and wife George and Charlotte Blonsky filed a patent for a revolutionary invention. George, A mining engineer was not a father himself, but he was fond of children and obviously wanted to accelerate the spread of the human species. For this purpose, the Blonskys proposed their "Apparatus for Facilitating the Birth of …

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The most modern of modern sports • Damn interesting

When Admiral Van Heenshirt landed in England in 1936, she was more than a surprise to the men who unloaded their cargo. Exotic products and spices were common on board the merchant ship, which had traded for almost a hundred years between East Africa and England, but living animals were much rarer. In addition, the manifest had grown since the …

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10 Apocalypse that did not occur in this century

Humanity has always made predictions about the future, and many people in history have claimed to know what lies ahead. Even in the 20th century, science fiction writers made some surprisingly accurate predictions about the computerized space age of the 21st century. Then there are the doomsday prophets who have repeatedly foretold the end of the world over the centuries. …

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Top 10 unusual coastline finds

Every day, the oceans plummet onto countless beaches. Mostly strange things come between the usual shells. There are always the obligatory monster carcasses and real animal species that are so surprising that few can recognize them. The most bizarre coastal finds are usually man-made. From large ports of foreign ports to hundreds of garfields, beachcombing is the happiness of the …

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10 strange things that make Earth science fascinating

Earth science is a generic term for the disciplines that examine our world. These include geology, meteorology and oceanography, just to name a few. In these areas, researchers recently found things that should not exist, processes that work if they should not work, and an epic global event that everyone has missed. From NASA confusing the mud to a time …

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10 Historical Conspiracy Theories – Toptenz.net

Conspiracy theories are very popular today, but they are not a new phenomenon. There have been many significant moments in history that have produced alternative versions of events ranging from plausible to crazy to insane. … 10th Jesse James rides again The history books will tell you that the famous wild west outlaw Jesse James died in 1882 and is …

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10 Crazy Australian Fundraisers – Listverse

The Australians are known for their Larrikin humor. We are also very generous and would like to raise money for our local municipalities. Raffles, Lamington drives, and charity balls tend to get a bit boring, and community fundraising committees are always looking for new and interesting fundraising ideas. Combine humor, community spirit and the need to create a bit of …

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10 rude British places with incredible background stories

The British Isles are home to some of the most beautiful and historic landmarks, many of which are famous around the world. Think of Big Ben or the Houses of Parliament. But perhaps not so famous are the incredibly named cities and villages that are scattered all over the country. When we say "unbelievably named," we actually mean humorous, rude, …

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