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10 strange news from Russia

The most common piece of advice ever given could be just being yourself and staying true to yourself despite the opinions and judgments of others. Social norms and expectations of people's behavior have led to anxiety in many people who have the need to adapt. However, a country has always stood out in the crowd. Russia has become famous for …

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10 strange stories from America's spiritist delusion

When the Fox sisters claimed they could speak with ghosts by tapping, the joke triggered a nationwide craze for ghosts, psychics and seances. From 1848, many Americans believed in spiritualism, a movement that advocated that the spirits of the dead could interact with the living. The enthusiasm led to countless scams and jokes. Despite his dubious scientific qualifications, spiritualism continued …

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10 unusual studies with fascinating results

Researchers are curious beings. They leave no stone unturned. Especially the funny ones. More recently, studies have been conducted on volunteers and clueless people. Tests to determine their neurotic nature, honesty, and appreciation for bad jokes were boundlessly strange. The answers even more. They also threw the cold at cancer, were considered the extinction of chocolate and took Godzilla's growth …

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10 Strangest Things Found in Sewers

Sewer channels are more vital to civilization than many people imagine in the modern world. Before the widespread introduction of sanitary systems, human waste and other debris were often simply thrown out the windows onto the street – or the heads of passers-by. Now we just push a button or pull a lever and never need to consider where our …

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10 Strangest Things Found in Sewers

Sewer channels are more vital to civilization than many people imagine in the modern world. Before the widespread introduction of sanitary systems, human waste and other debris were often simply thrown out the windows onto the street – or the heads of passers-by. Now we just push a button or pull a lever and never need to consider where our …

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10 expeditions that mysteriously disappeared

In our modern age of satellite images and airplanes, exploring and mapping new places is incredibly easy. In the past, however, the task fell to small expeditions of well-equipped people. These groups often relied on nothing but their protocol, a few rations, and a handful of mapping tools, spending months, if not years, crossing new boundaries and recording what they …

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10 Unusual Urine Uses and Studies

Most of us just want to pee and run out of the bathroom. Urine, however, has its fans. Scientists pamper the warm liquid with growing vegetables on Mars and generating electricity from pee-powered batteries. The fluid also plays a central role in some strange moments and studies. From walls no one wants to urinate to commercials that readers can pee …

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Top 10 weird or controversial auctions

The right item at an auction can bring immediate prosperity. Where there is a chance to make quick money, it is often controversial, strange or even dark. Renowned auctioneers are accused of selling stolen artifacts, artists are destroying their works after a sale, and scientists are losing valuable fossils to private collectors. Auctions also prove that whale hunting, Hitler's fans …

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10 strangely credible conspiracy theories about the Unabomber

Ted Kaczynski, most known as the Unabomber, was a genius who used his talent to build and plant bombs that would lead the FBI around for 17 years. [1] He was a mathematician who became an eco-terrorist, threatening to have his 35,000-word manifesto published in The New York Times and Washington Post . For many, including his own family, he …

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10 scary stories from English folklore

Every culture has stories that are passed down from generation to generation. They serve many purposes. They teach us to live, explain the world around us – and occasionally serve as a warning. English folklore is one of the best known in the world: from King Arthur to garden gnomes, it has shaped the folk culture of English-speaking countries around …

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