jonestown massacre

Halloween is on its way and feeble horror tales are being dished out left, right and center. The following true stories, however, are not only filled with death and gore; they actually happened. Though often brutal and nonsensical, ritual suicide is real and has occurred throughout history. The motives behind mass suicide are varied. In […]

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DB Cooper

The last hundred years have borne witness to humankind’s extraordinary technological advancements. Man has walked on the moon, ventured deeper into the oceans than ever before and even uncovered the building blocks of life, DNA. But even with our inexorable progress as a species there are still mysteries and enigmas the solutions to which elude […]

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garlic

No kitchen is complete without garlic. It is a common ingredient in most recipes, due to the flavor it adds to vegetable and meat dishes. The French sauce called aioli would be incomplete without garlic, as well as the Meditteranean hummus and the Greek Tzatziki sauce. Garlic is also a key ingredient in Chinese stir-fries […]

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Dollar Bill

Photo Credit: Dollar Bill Art People spend their lives trying to figure out how to make money, but do they know how money is literally made? You might be surprised to discover what materials involved in money production and how long it takes to actually turn a bill into the form you recognize and use […]

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Harry Winston

In the US, a burglary occurs every 14.6 seconds. Hear that glass breaking? In the time it takes you to read the introduction to this article, another one will happen. Go ahead – read it with your stop watch running. While most of these crimes are committed by small-time crooks that eventually get caught by […]

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Damien Rice

Damien Rice is an Irish singer, songwriter, and musician who plays the guitar, piano, clarinet, and percussion. Rice was born on December 7, 1973 to George and Maureen Rice and spent his childhood in Celbridge, County Kildare, Ireland. Damien spent much of his childhood on the banks of the River Liffey fishing, writing songs, and […]

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german shepard

For many people pets become treasured members of the family, so when they are lost it can be extremely stressful as tragic endings are common. Often, after searching high and low, placing fliers in public places and checking shelters families are forced to give up hope of ever seeing their furry, feathered or scaled friends […]

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The term “to split the baby” is an idiomatic expression for what seems like an unreasonable decision but is actually a ploy to flush out the truth. It is a psychological game: based on people’s reactions to his announcement, the decision-maker will be able to gather the right information. It is particularly effective when the […]

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Japan

Japan has beautiful nature locations that are breathtaking — couple that with man-made wonders that clearly illustrate Japan’s long history and rich culture — and you have a tourist destination that is one of the finest on earth. If you are planning on taking a trip to Japan, these ten destinations should not be overlooked […]

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world leaders

Once upon a time, the presidents, prime ministers and chancellors of this world were just like you. They went to college, they worked, they played; some of them were cool. Yet as their college days ceased, and their pursuit of the top job began, they relinquished personal style for sartorial homogeny. In pulling on a […]

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