The Sea Spider absorbs oxygen in the ocean through the cuticle on its skin. With spindly legs, this eight-legged beauty breathes through its limbs.
Eels have confounded us for thousands of years and frustrated the finest minds. Despite the attention of Freud, Aristotle, and many others, the eel has remained an elusive specimen.
Mixed martial arts has seen phenomenal growth in recent years. However, its origins are older and can be traced to a 2500-year-old precursor-Pankration.
Ever wondered about horsepower? It’s a game of averages. Let’s delve into the answer to how much horsepower does a horse have.
The Island of the Dead Dolls has a ghoulish history stretching back 50 years. Nowadays, tourists can visit and witness the nightmarish spectacle.
Could it be the next Olympic sport? Probably not. But Extreme Ironing is a fun way to experience the outdoors and catch up on housework.
Discover the Bolton Strid, a little-known, 65 mile stretch of the River Wharfe in Yorkshire, known as a treacherous death trap.
A peculiar crooked forest in Western Poland is the subject of some colorful and outlandish conspiracy theories that try to explain its secret history.
Polished obsidian, bronze, and copper were used as mirrors for thousands of years until Justus von Liebig invented the modern mirror in 1835.
For centuries, Europeans participated in a celebratory Dance of The Dead. The Danse Macabre is believed to be the precursor to the celebration of Halloween.
Fire rainbows are a rare and beautiful weather phenomenon that appear as rainbow-colored wisps of clouds in the sky. Consider yourself lucky if you see one.
In 536 AD a volcanic eruption coated the Northern hemisphere with ash and produced a fog that plunged Europe into darkness.
Mad honey gains its hallucinogenic properties from a substance called grayanotoxin found in certain rhododendron flowers. Overeating can be dangerous.
Napoleon is widely believed to have been a bit short. Could propaganda or even a different system of measurement hold the key to uncovering his true height?
Since its creation by John Duns Scotus in the 13 century, the Dunce Cap has represented the extremes of high intellectualism, evil, and stupidity.
Popeye and spinach have fueled a great deal of nutritional nonsense. One thing is sure, spinach is good for you, but not as much as you first thought.
Standard mirrors are not perfectly smooth due to structural irregularities For this reason most mirrors reflect green light better.
The reasoning behind the quirky marathon distance contains some murky explanations. However, those extra 385 yards are likely linked to British Royalty.
What is the Daisugi Tree? Well, it’s not really a tree. It’s an ancient, sustainable Japanese forestry technique that creates straight, knot-free lumber.
Yes! Men can lactate. However, it’s rare and occurs when the pituitary gland produces a hormone called prolactin which induces milk production.
Space blindness is a serious side effect of spending prolonged periods in space. How will scientists solve the problem in time for the expedition to Mars?