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7 Times The Examination Of Bodies Led To The Discovery Of Ancient Crimes

Archaeology may not be the swashbuckling, adventurous endeavor that the Indiana Jones franchise would have us believe, but it can have its spooky moments. Sure, archaeologists don’t usually get into bar fights with Nazis over ancient relics, but they do have to deal with a lot of skeletons. Piecing together the lives and deaths of those who lived thousands of years ago is an important part of the job, and every once in a while, they come across an ancient death with disturbingly dark story. Here are a few of…

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Pictures Of This Famous Pennsylvania Prison Are Haunting In A Beautiful Way

Eastern State Penitentiary is a massive structure that looms over the Fairmount section of Philadelphia. The nearly 200-year-old prison once held the likes of Al Capone and infamous bank robber Willie Sutton. Now considered a National Historic Landmark, the corroding building is open to the public for tours. Redditor batoutofbasement and her friend went on one of these tours and took some amazingly haunting photos. Eastern State Penitentiary was designed by John Haviland and was built on top of 11 acres of farmland outside of Philadelphia. It opened its doors…

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What This Fisherman In Newfoundland Pulled Out Of The Sea Is Freaking People Out

The Vikings once believed that the island of Newfoundland was surrounded by a sea full of monsters. As funny as that sounds, they may have been right A man from Nova Scotia named Scott Tanner was fishing in Newfoundland when he pulled up a strange creature that looks like something you’d see on an old-fashioned map of the sea…but it’s real. A bizarre fish with a birdlike beak and electric green eyes was caught in a fishing trawler off the coast of Newfoundland. Reddit / McGuire72 Even experienced fishermen are…

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This Amazing Dog Saved So Many Lives, But His Story Recently Ended In Tragedy

On April 16, 2016, a devastating earthquake occurred in Ecuador, destroying communities and killing almost 700 people. One death is even more tragic than most. This particular hero died while pulling others to safety. A four-year-old labrador named Dayko saved many people over the course of his career. Sadly, he just died in the line of duty. When a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Ecuador earlier this month, Dayko went to work rescuing people like it was any other day for the K-9 division of the Ibarra Fire Service. Facebook /…

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Buried In The Fine Print On Amazon.com Could Be A Hint That The Human Race Is Doomed

We’ve all done it… We hit the agree button rather than reading the fine print. But what we’re really doing is rolling the die, assuming these major corporations have our best interests in mind. It’s way easier than reading the Terms and Conditions. But one careful user ACTUALLY read said fine print for Amazon’s new video game creation software Lumberyard. He discovered something that may or may not hint at an impending zombie apocalypse…does Amazon know something we don’t? At first, the stale copy reads like a standard Terms and…

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Are You The Mother Of An Alien Hybrid Baby? There’s A Support Group For That

Facebook is a great place for people with similar interests or experiences to interact, and the specificity of these online groups can sometimes be wonderfully bizarre. Take the Hybrid Children Facebook community, for instance. This group was created with the purpose of connecting alien half-breed children with their human parents. You see, the members of this group believe an advanced race of aliens bred with humans, harvested their eggs, and their children now reside in another dimension…at least until they can return. Members of the Hybrid Children community believe that…

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This Otherworldly Frogfish Was Found ‘Walking’ On The Ocean Floor

New Zealand is famous for The Lord of The Rings movies being filmed on its hills, but it turns out that the sea surrounding it is just as otherworldly. The Museum of New Zealand posted pictures taken by Claudia Howse, Glenys Howse, and James Beuvink on a fishing trip of what appears to be a black creature — half fish and half frog — that was caught on North Island. The museum insists that it is indeed a frogfish (which is actually just a fish), but others still aren’t sure….

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You Say These Phrases Every Day, But Did You Know Their Bizarre Origins?

Do you ever catch yourself sounding like your dad when he used to say things like, “It’s raining cats and dogs!” or “He’s mad as a hatter!”? Don’t worry, these phrases have lasted for hundreds of years because they are so weirdly true to life…no matter the generation. But when…and more importantly, why did they come about? Here are the origins to some of the most famous idioms out there. While we can’t stop you from turning into your father, we can at least explain why you’re starting to sound…

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What Tourists Saw Lurking Beneath A Kayaker Gave Them A Heart Attack

Everything was warm and sunny on a beautiful pier in Panama City Beach, Florida, until, like an ominous scene from Jaws, the dark outline of a shark was seen lurking beneath the crystal-clear waters. Watch as those looking on from the pier shout in horror as it heads straight for an unsuspecting kayaker… //launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js Luckily, this wasn’t a great white, but a basking shark. Though it is the second-largest fish in the sea, it prefers to eat tiny plankton over single-manned canoes. It seems this shark is just doing what…

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While Filming His Daughter Underwater, This Father Noticed Something Disturbing

The truth is, sharks have very little interest in being seen by humans, but one in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, couldn’t help but enjoy a close-up. A father and his daughter were testing out their new GoPro at Papamoa Beach, when suddenly a shark came dangerously close, swimming right next to them. (via Daily Mail) According to the comments on YouTube, the man filming was actually even hit by the shark! I know GoPro’s slogan is “Be a Hero,” but this might be too much to ask of…

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