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10 Stories Of Terrifying Pack Behavior

By Kristance Harlow | May 5, 2014 |
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Animals can be scary, especially when they hang out in groups. Even the most docile creatures can create terrifying scenes under the right (or wrong) circumstances. Keep an eye out for these creatures the next time you go for a walk, and whatever you do, do not make a crow angry. This list is all…

10 Amazing Stories Of Love

By Kristance Harlow | February 22, 2014 |
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Movies constantly bombard us with unrealistic expectations of love. Real life, meanwhile, tells us that most relationships are poor, nasty, brutish, and short. But there’s no need to feel depressed about romance.

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10 Spine-Chilling Ghostly Tales From Vermont

By Kristance Harlow | February 20, 2014 |
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The wind is howling outside, the lights flicker, and the floorboards creak in the next room. If you’ve ever stayed in an old house in Vermont, you know this feeling all too well. And even when the weather is calm, when you’re all alone, be prepared for the unexplained patter of unseen feet in the…

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Pirates

By Kristance Harlow | February 1, 2014 |
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Pirates are insanely popular today. Everything from infant onesies to restaurant walls bear the Jolly Roger and images of pirates on the high seas. Pirate “facts” cover the Internet, but many of these are unsubstantiated and come from tall tales and modern movies. The actual “Golden Age” of piracy may have been a lot different…

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10 Strange Things Everyone Should Know About Vermont

By Kristance Harlow | January 28, 2014 |
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If a Vermonter abroad is asked what state they’re from, about half of the time the people asking won’t even have heard of Vermont, while the other half will think that it’s in Canada. In the interests of avoiding such an awkward situation, here are 10 facts about Vermont that you probably never knew. 10.…

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10 Elderly People Who Are Anything But Feeble

By Kristance Harlow | January 22, 2014 |
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Have you ever looked at someone and thought, “I would love to be able to do what they do?” We’ve all done it at one time or another, but how often do we take steps to achieve that goal? This list looks at 10 people who live by the philosophy that age is nothing but…

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10 Horrifying Archaeological Discoveries Of Human Sacrifice

By Kristance Harlow | January 18, 2014 |
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Human sacrifices are a terrifying facet of our shared history. While most archaeologists would agree that human sacrificial practices were probably not as widespread as reported, they did (and do) still occur.

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10 Horrifying Examples Of Modern-Day Child Slavery

By Kristance Harlow | January 7, 2014 |
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Childhood is defined by culturally set boundaries which have changed throughout human history. There are millions of children trafficked around the world and forced into lives of depravity and despair.

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10 Things You Should Know About Scotland

By Kristance Harlow | January 5, 2014 |
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The Scotland of the imagination is a land of rolling green hills, kilt-wearing bagpipers, and crumbling castles. While you can find all of this in Scotland, there is a great deal more to this fiercely patriotic country. With a land area equal to the state of Maine in the US, this small country is chock-full…


10 Terrifyingly Huge Extinct Versions Of Adorable Animals

By Kristance Harlow | January 4, 2014 |
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We’ve covered the topic of gigantic animals before, looking at ancient and terrifying huge versions of snakes and scary carnivorous reptiles. Now we’re going to take a look at ordinary animals that don’t usually make people feel afraid. From adorable penguins to sleepy sloths, there used to be giant versions of all these animals. No…

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