The Unbelievable Ridiculousness of the 1904 Olympic Marathon

The 1904 Olympic Marathon had 32 questionable athletes who engaged in ridiculous acts that would've gotten them disqualified today.

You Need to Know about the Loudest Sound Ever

In 1883, a volcano erupted on a small island in Indonesia with such force that it tore the island in two and resulted in the Loudest Sound Ever.

The Aztec Death Whistle and Its Bloodcurdling Scream

The bloodcurdling scream the Aztec death whistle makes explains why the Aztecs may have used it as an intimidation tactic in battle — or in human sacrifice.

La Pascualita: The Mexican Corpse Bride

Legend has it that this mannequin in a bridal shop in Chihuahua, Mexico, is the shop owner's daughter, who died on her wedding day.

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Church of Euthanasia: How Far Would You Go to Save the Planet?

A religious organization founded in 1992, the Church of Euthanasia was known for its radical acts to save the planet by reducing the number of humans in it.

Do Flies Sleep?

So many factors surrounding sleep still baffle scientists. Flies who have remarkably similar sleeping patterns to humans are helping to unlock some of these mysteries.

Walking Corpse Syndrome: Walking Dead Comes to Life

Scientists are fascinated and confounded by Walking Corpse Syndrome, a condition that leaves people believing that they are real-life versions of the walkers that fill our television and movie screens.

The Call of the Void and its Perilous Lure

Some people experience a compulsion to step off the edge of high places. This illogical urge is called l’appel du vide by the French but translates into English as the more ominous-sounding call of the void.

Behind the Walls of the Amber Room

The mystery of the lost Eighth Wonder of the World

Mola Mola Fish: Natural Anomaly and Evolutionary Eyesore

The ocean sunfish, also known as mola mola fish, are not only the largest bony fish species in the ocean, but also the highest-ranking vertebrate reproducer on the planet.

Museum of Bad Art: Disastrous Results of Well-intended Art

Based on the ethos of well-intended art with disastrous results, the Museum of Bad Art contains a number of unique pieces with a cult following.

The Aztec Death Whistle and Its Bloodcurdling Scream

The bloodcurdling scream the Aztec death whistle makes explains why the Aztecs may have used it as an intimidation tactic in battle — or in human sacrifice.

La Pascualita: The Mexican Corpse Bride

Legend has it that this mannequin in a bridal shop in Chihuahua, Mexico, is the shop owner's daughter, who died on her wedding day.

The Venezuelan Poodle Moth: Fact or Fluffy Fiction?

In 2009, Dr. Arthur Anker photographed this moth in the Gran Sabana region of Venezuela. But over a decade later, its validity is still up for debate.

Teru Teru Bozu: Ghost-like Figurines from Japan

Japanese farmers hang teru teru bōzu, small handmade dolls made of white paper or cloth, outside their windows in the hope they will bring good weather.

What Is Pink Lemonade and Where Does It Come From?

The not-so-rosy origins of pink lemonade may come from the home of all things weird and wonderful — the circus.