Your Brain May Sleep Without You Even Knowing It

Ever dozed off before your PC at work only to wake up mere seconds later? Tedious job will do that for you. And now imagine that you’ve been driving for 10 hours non-stop, and that you didn’t really have a good night’s sleep before that either. What do you think may happen while you’re at […]

Dickens' Wife Left Her 10 Children and Husband, Now We Know Why

Catherine Dickens is far less known than her legendary husband, Charles. When you think about Victorian novels, his name is the first one to pop up. But the story of Mrs. Dickens’ life is very much like a novel itself. Catherine was not only a brave traveler, but a good actress, an excellent cook, and […]

3 Men Vanished from a Lighthouse, Nobody Still Found Them

How do you imagine a lighthouse keeper’s job? Probably like an introvert’s paradise: you’re alone on a rock in the middle of the sea, looking out at the raging waves and keeping the light on. But lack of people around has its downside too: no one will know if something happens to you. And that […]

The British Coronation Where Everything Went Wrong

Queen Victoria was one of the greatest British monarchs of all time. She ruled for 63 long years and became the longest reigning British monarch; at least before Elizabeth II came along. But at the beginning of her reign, nobody believed it would come to any good. Because her coronation was a disaster. The date […]

Everyone Uses Escalators Wrong All the Time

Every morning thousands of people feel as if they’re trying to accomplish a particularly tricky quest. Wrestle out of the packed subway car – done. Avoid getting lost and carried away by the crowd – done. Reach the escalator and join the gridlock at the entrance – done. At least all the commuters are following […]

A 30-Year-Old Airline That's Never Ever Flown

If you suddenly decide to find out how many airline companies there are in the world, you might get thoroughly confused. Some sources state that the number is higher than 5,000; others claim that there are about 800 commercial airlines. But whatever the truth is, that’s still a lot! And among all these numerous air […]

Learn How to Parallel Park, And I Finally Got It

If you have ever struggled with parking or are not sure that everything in your car is set up correctly, this video is exactly what you need. You will be amazed at how easy it is if you know what to aim. These simple step-by-step instructions can be equally useful for experienced and new drivers […]

6 Psychological Tricks the Media Uses to Manipulate Your Opinion

There’s a saying that goes: People’s opinions are like bellybuttons; everyone has one. So true. It’s part of what makes us individuals, adds variety to life! But have you ever wondered if your beliefs are really your own? What if it was put there by someone else without you even noticing? Many of us are […]

The Only Sailor Who Survived Both Titanic and Lusitania

Before people were able to take their overseas vacays by plane, they had to take the long way around; that meant boarding a ship. And – let’s face it, a magnificent ocean voyage was as luxurious as it could get. But you see, a lot of things can go wrong when large ships did transatlantic […]

Scientists Can't Explain the Mysterious Zone of Silence

Pilot Francisco Sarabia was flying over a patch of desert land in Mexico when his instruments started to act increasingly odd. His radio equipment was failing too. The man had to make an emergency landing in the middle of nowhere. Little did he know that this “nowhere” would be later dubbed “the Zone of Silence,” […]