106 years old box of chocolates

Knobbly and discoloured, these chocolates have seen better days. But what they no doubt lack in taste, they more than make up for in historic value. The misshapen sweets date back 106 years, making them contenders for the title of oldest chocolates in the world.

Cocaine and other Drug Products of the Past

Cocaine toothache drops (c. 1885) were popular for children. Not only would the medicine numb the pain, but it could also put the user in a “better” mood.

Most Painful Animal Bite

‘Becoming a man’ in the Setere-Mawe society means intentionally letting yourself get stung by these ants. Not just by one but by hundreds of them at once. And not just on one occasion. There, you are not a man until you have done this ritual twenty times. Twenty times wearing a pair of gloves each […]

Top 11 Weirdest Burgers

At least it seems there is no shortage of crazy burger pics and impressive (if not a little gross) works of “hamburger art.” This homage to the all-American love of beef patties is enough to bring a tear to your eye (and cholesterol to your arteries!). To all my carnivores out there — here are […]

Top Ten Greatest Experiments

Top ten greatest experiments 1. Galileo Galilei (1564 to 1642) Legend has it that in order to test how gravity worked, Galileo dropped two balls, a heavy one and a light one, from the Leaning Tower of Pisa, showing that they landed at the same time. Historians doubt this – because his actual experiment was […]

Top 10 Most Expensive Accidents in History

#1. Chernobyl $200 Billion On April 26, 1986, the world witnessed the costliest accident in history. The Chernobyl disaster has been called the biggest socio-economic catastrophe in peacetime history. 50% of the area of Ukraine is in some way contaminated. Over 200,000 people had to be evacuated and resettled while 1.7 million people were directly […]

The House of Bones

Restored and remodeled by the Spanish modernist architect in the years 1905–1907, Casa Batllo is now one the most overlooked buildings by the tourists who visit Barcelona. Although Casa Batllo is a museum now, Gaudi designed it for for a wealthy Barcelona Aristocrat. The local name for the building is Casa dels ossos (House of […]

Most Amazing Treasures Nobody Ever Found

The Ark of the Covenant To the ancient Israelites, the Ark of the Covenant was the most sacred thing on Earth. The central and paramount object of the Hebrew nation, this ornate chest was, according to the Bible, designed by God. Measuring 44 inches long, 26 inches wide, and 26 inches high, the chest was […]

5 Bodies Nobody Ever Found

Ambrose Bierce (1842–1914?) He was wounded during the Civil War, drank with fellow journalists Mark Twain and H. L. Mencken, and kept a human skull on his desk. Bierce was also a devilishly fine writer who lampooned and skewered just about everyone in the American public eye during the last half of the 19th century. […]

The Top 5 Haunted Places in America

People who want to see ghosts usually seek out spooky cemeteries or creepy houses. But what if you aren’t lucky (or unlucky) enough to live next to a dark old mansion or a deserted insane asylum? A good place to start is the top five haunted places in America, where people have reported (and in […]

Deadly Hotels in Holidays

Rickety old haunted houses are for lightweights. Want to really feel the fear? (You sicko.) For seekers of creepy kicks, there’s nothing quite like a bona fide gruesome death site. Hotels are primo spots for dubious deeds—including big-time murders, overdoses, and suicides, as well as run-of-the-mill accidental biotoxin poisonings. So in the spirit of a […]

The world’s Most Shortest Wars

Since Biblical times and before, man has been constantly fighting. It seems that never a year goes by without one war or another starting or finishing. Some of these wars take many years and have very high death tolls, but there have also been some extraordinarily short wars. This is a list of the ten […]

Amazing Human towers in Spain

If you see people climbing on top of each other in an attempt to reach for the sky in Valencia, don’t be alarmed. “Castelleres” are human towers and the tradition is taken very seriously mainly in Catalunya but also in Valencia. Mid-September sees one of the most well known events in Valencia – the Fiesta […]

Most Insanely Titled Books

“Our once-pristine wildlands are threatened by ever increasing problems of pollution. Since its first publication in 1989, How to Shit in the Woods has been adopted by outdoor enthusiasts everywhere as part of the solution. In this updated edition, outdoorswoman Kathleen Meyer reviews the newly available portable potties, with special attention to individual trekkers in […]

ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH?

SIR, i have come to ask permission to marry lour lovely daughter… BY PHIL McANDREW

The Most Bizarre Items Ever Auctioned Online

A Person’s In late 2007, an American man tried to sell his soul for $1 million dollars on the net. He said that the reason for selling his soul was to raise money for the Christmas season. He also said that the proud owner would be allowed to take the soul home in a glass […]

Amazing Facts between Abraham Lincoln & John F Kennedy

Strange coincidences & Amazing Facts between Abraham Lincoln and John F Kennedy Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846. John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946. Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860. John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960. The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters. Both were […]

Numerous Soldier Formations During First World War

Numerous Soldier Formations During First World War Living Insignia of the 27th Division “New York’s Own” Human American Eagle Human Liberty Bell Human Statue of Liberty Human U.S. Shield Living Uncle Sam Machine Gun Insignia Living Emblem of the United States Marines Sincerely yours, Woodrow Wilson

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