If it wasn’t for one first sergeant’s decision to bring his men to a “stand to” position, a devastating case of friendly fire might have occurred in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, when an army plane accidentally dropped a 500-pound bomb right on an infantry post. U.S. mortar teams spotted Taliban forces in the mountains, but when they called in an airstrike, the pilot somehow missed the target, taking out a chunk of their camp. Thankfully, the men were spared. No men were hurt that day, but as you can tell by the soldiers’ faces, the thought of being exploded by their [More]
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Of all the bizarre get-rich-quick schemes floating around out there, this one is probably the weirdest. And that’s because it has to do with selling vomit. While strolling on the beach in Lancashire, England, recently, one lucky guy by the name of Ken Wilman stumbled across what he thought was a large stone. Much to his surprise, however, it was actually a chunk of whale puke. Take a look at this video to learn about why someone just offered the man £50,000 for it. You never know when a big pile of money is going to fall into your lap. [More]
Do you think that it’s a travesty against life that animals are slaughtered for meat products every day? It’s a tough pill for anyone to swallow. While not all of us choose to be vegetarians, those with any ounce of empathy can’t help but feel bad for these creatures in light of the suffering they face. Well, a new scientific breakthrough has been made that could remedy those feelings. Memphis Meats, a popular barbecue company, collaborated with stem cell researchers in order to create the first “test-tube meatball.” By harmlessly extracting cells from animals that are typically consumed by humans, [More]
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); I love scary movies — and when I say love, I mean LOVE! I spend every October scaring myself silly…but even I’ve never seen anything quite like this motion test for the 2013 film “Mama.” I watched the movie a few years ago, and while it was entertaining, it wasn’t exactly memorable. Although it was produced by the legendary Guillermo del Toro, creator of “Pan’s Labyrinth,” the plot failed to deliver, in my opinion. However, this behind-the-screens motion test is a different story entirely. It’s going to be a long time before I can get these [More]
It’s a tale as old as the lottery itself: a down-on-their-luck person wins big and their life improves exponentially…for about a week. From then on, the people who win the lottery watch in horror as their lives come crashing down in smoldering heaps of gluttony, greed, and betrayal. YouTuber InterestingTop7s compiled a list of some of the unluckiest lottery winners in history. They quickly came to regret what they thought were the luckiest days of their lives. Why is it that 44 percent of people who score massive sums go broke within five years of winning? How can someone blow [More]
Most fairy tales have a dark and violent origin. Take, for example, the Children’s and Household Tales, a collection of German fairy tales first published in 1812 by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. Most people know the collection as Grimms’ Fairy Tales and they were notoriously morbid. The Kolobok is small loaf of bread that comes to life and escapes the home of an elderly man and woman. The Kolobok meets various animals that try to eat it, but it escapes. The bread is known to sing, “I got away from Grandmother, I got away from Grandfather, and I will certainly [More]
What is it with ghosts haunting bars? It seems like half of the ghost stories I read about are set in bars and pubs. Perhaps it has something to do with bars being places of life, or maybe spirits are drawn to these haunts because of the sadness that drives people to barstools around the world. While it’s a common paranormal trend, it’s always terrifying. Take the footage below, for example. The owners of this bar in Moscow became concerned when they kept finding broken glass and toppled furniture every morning when they arrived at work. After they found bizarre [More]
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