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Traveling is stressful.  The last thing you want to worry about is getting scammed by crooks on the street.  Your best tool?  Knowledge.  Know how they work.  Know what they'll do.  Prevent it from happening in the first place. Put...
A werewolf in front of the moon...

Do werewolves exist?

Throughout history, werewolves have played an integral part in the cult literature as creatures that were not of men or wolf - but both. Most common legends attest to how these creatures can shape-shift from a man to a...
They have been known by many names throughout history. Creatures that prey on the blood or life-force of the living have frightened millions into locking doors and windows at night. Cultures around the globe each have their own depictions...
Pyramid Schemes: An Impossible Way to Make Money At some point in your life, you were probably approached by a friend or acquaintance who just discovered an incredible investment or business opportunity, and said that you, yes you, could join...
How Famous Magic Tricks Work Magic is the alleged ability to manipulate supernatural forces.  More specifically, stage magic is the art of making things happen that appear to be impossible. It is an ancient art, used over the centuries for both entertainment...
What's the origin of your country's name? We've already revealed the literal translation of American states and Canadian provinces and how European countries got their name, but what about the literal translation for the names of all countries on the...
Drunkenness occurs when a large amount of alcohol enters a person's bloodstream. The alcohol causes many visible symptoms. The drinker's speech will slur, their balance will become impaired, and their face and eyes may redden. Emotionally, their feelings can...
“The Library of Babel” is a short story by Jorge Borges which was written in the 1940's and translated to English in the 1960's. It tells the story about a library that houses all the possible combinations of the...
This article is a significant update to a version written in 2012.  It has been edited to include new articles, ads, some nostalgic games, reviews, and technology from 1995.  It's also been updated with 2015 numbers, where applicable.  If...
The Patterson–Gimlin film is a famous (especially among cryptozoologists), short motion picture of an unidentified subject the film-makers said was the cryptid known as "Bigfoot." The film-makers were Roger Patterson and Robert "Bob" Gimlin. Patterson died of cancer in 1972 and...
Another year has come and gone and so we have the opportunity to review how the world’s leading psychics fared in their predictions for the year 2014. Before we take a look at some of the predictions, let us also...
NOTE:  We've updated this article for the year 2015.  It's got original pics of ads and reviews from 1995 gaming magazines plus tons of new info, including what VR looked like and promised us 20 years ago.  Be sure...
Back by popular demand, here's a few more jokes that only intellectuals will understand... Us average folk might not be able to fully appreciate the hilarity of these jokes, but with or crowdsourced powers combined, we should be able to...
Want to impress your friends with your arithmetic skills? Here's a list of simple math tricks you can use on a daily basis. Some are even practical - who said you'd never use what you learned in school? For most...
Looking for an edge so you can win your next big argument? Learn the 10 Commandments of Rational Debate and use them against your enemy as you obliterate their argument point by point (rationally, of course).  Knowing your logical fallacies and...
The facts of life are always in the gray area. As Alanis Morissette creatively observes in one of her iconic songs, life is just so ironic! It is painfully funny with its twists and turns. There are instances when...
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