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Manicured nails are a fixture in most female beauty routines. Nowadays, manicured and painted nails are so commonplace it’s easy to think that people have always worn them. This isn’t the case. The ways people have fashioned their nails...
You’ve probably heard a cat purr. But why do they do this? Cats seem to purr when they’re relaxed and feeling good. But purring is also self-soothing for cats. They may purr in stressful situations to calm themselves down. Purring...
Several animal shelters opened to care for pets amid the California wildfires. All sorts of animals had to be housed during the crisis, from the everyday, such as cats and dogs, to the more unusual, such as llamas and...
Archaeologists believe they may have uncovered the tomb of Saint Nicholas. The tomb was found after the team discovered a temple and burial grounds below St Nicholas Church in Turkey. Saint Nicholas was a 4th century Christian saint known for...
Hellraiser is the directorial debut of British horror writer Clive Barker. Though it was shot on a low budget very quickly, it has become one of the most famous horror films of all time. Many remember it for its...
This tiny jellyfish can kill you with a sting that causes a feeling of impending doom. Irukandji jellyfish are a type of deadly venomous box jellyfish which is feared wherever it lives. They are both one of the smallest and...
It may look like a mythological sea monster, but this 36-foot-long creature is the real deal. They’re called oarfish and they get their name from their elongated bodies. The oarfish has inspired Japanese folklore, that sees it as a sea...
With so much happening in the news in 2017, it can be hard to realize that this year’s weather patterns have been perhaps the strangest on record. It’s seen 6 major hurricanes including Harvey and Irma, which both caused...
Have you heard of a “witch window”? They’re also called Vermont windows because they’re mostly found on older Vermont homes. They’re most often found in rural houses, with older farmhouses being the prime place someone can expect to find...
This is not a giant cockroach. In fact, it’s not even an insect. So what is it?   It’s a giant isopod, a bottom dweller that lives in the depths of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans anywhere between 550...