David Tormsen March 19, 2016
History is full of secular dictators who have erected religious systems to justify their rule, from the Juche cult of the Kim dynasty in North Korea to Papa Doc’s exploitation of Voodoo in Haiti. This is a venerable tradition, stretching back to...
Shelby Hoebee March 2, 2016
Although the Internet is a great place for solving mysteries, it is also the birthplace of many more. Often, there isn’t much information available about these bizarre websites and videos, but it can be fun to puzzle out what’s going on.
Debra Kelly February 23, 2016
We all have certain people in our lives—those who we’d love to be able to curse with an eternity of torment and suffering. That’s one aspect of the human race that hasn’t changed at all.
10 The Larzac Curse TabletsA set of lead tablets were...
Derek Bramwell February 19, 2016
The modern information age has made it more important to sell things in a politically correct way. The way someone phrases controversial things can make or break the reaction people have.
Luckily, certain groups have been able to make awful things sound surprisingly appealing. Some of their most blatant examples are also some of the most amusing.
10The Pentagon’s Neutron BombThe Pentagon realized long ago that selling people on thermonuclear weapons requires some changes in lingo. In the late 1970s, the Pentagon was trying to get Senate funding to develop the neutron bomb. Instead of actually...