• Exploding Whale Video

    A local fisherman was attempting to cut open this dead, bloated sperm whale on the Faroe Islands when he apparently hit a pocket of gas inside the blubber and caused it to erupt.

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Saturn Devouring His Son

    Francisco Goya painted “Saturn Devouring His Son” on a wall inside his house on the banks of the Manzanares river near Madrid. It was one of six works Goya used to decorate his dining room, painted sometime...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Marilyn Monroe Thanksgiving

    Marilyn Monroe as a sexy pilgrim hunting turkey for Thanksgiving…1950. Related: Marilyn Monroe’s Grave Marker Up for Grabs

    • Posted November 26, 2013
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  • Hand of Glory

    A hand of glory is the pickled hand of a man who has been hanged. Usually the left hand was used. If the man was hanged for murder, then the hand with which he committed the crime...

    • Posted November 26, 2013
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  • Death: 10 Macabre and Fascinating Books

    I embarked on a mission to create a simple list of “weird” books that would look great (and possibly frighten guests) on your coffee table. Instead I accidentally assembled a rather profound exploration of humanity’s most primal...

    • Posted November 25, 2013
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  • Sea and Land: Victorian History Book Illustrates the Dreaded and Grotesque Natural World

    This 1889 book highlights all the horrors of the natural world, from sea serpents and krakens to carnivorous man-eating plants.

    • Posted November 24, 2013
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  • Adopt A Skull from the Mütter Museum

    Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum is offering the chance to help preserve the skulls from the 150+ year old Hyrtl collection. The collection, on display at the Mutter Museum, consists of 139 skulls collected by Viennese anatomist Joseph Hyrtl...

    • Posted November 22, 2013
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  • McKeesport Castle

    The Hitzrot House, also known as the McKeesport Castle. Built for Dr. Henry W. Hitzrot in 1892 by Frederick C. Sauer in McKeesport, PA. After Hitzrot’s death, the house was purchased by the Fraternal Order of the...

    • Posted November 22, 2013
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  • World’s Tallest Water Slide

    The world’s tallest, fastest and steepest water slide is being built in Schlitterbahn park in Kansas City. It is called Verrückt Meg-A-Blaster. Though the park will not release height and speed details until the slide opens, it...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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  • Prohibition Tower of Liquor Barrels

    A tower of liquor barrels to be burned during the Prohibition, 1924.

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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  • Giant Worm Monster Found in Vietnam?

    Japanese weird news site Karapaia recently posted this video, depicting what they claim to be some kind of giant worm monster in Vietnam. A crowd watches as the beast is lifted onto a trailer.

    • Posted November 19, 2013
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  • 12 Weird Things Available to Buy Right Now

    Are you looking for the perfect gift for that weird, hard-to-shop-for family member who collects skulls, bugs and taxidermy? Are you that weird family member? Either way, here are some amazing, beautiful and bizarre oddities for sale...

    • Posted November 18, 2013
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  • Video of the Bizarre Magnapinna Bigfin Squid

    A rare Magnapinna bigfin squid captured on video at a depth of 7800 feet in the Perdido Area of Alaminos Canyon in the Gulf of Mexico.

    • Posted November 18, 2013
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  • Winchester Mystery House

    Following the death of her husband in 1881, Sarah Winchester, the widow of gun magnate William Wirt Winchester, moved West. She bought an unfinished farmhouse in Northern California and began to construct her mansion in 1884. Except...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • Inside the Whale Warehouse

    Take a peek behind the scenes of LA’s Natural History Museum into the Whale Warehouse, where massive whale skulls, narwhal tusks and over 4,000 dolphin specimens are stored. “The public only gets to see a carefully curated...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • Poon Lim: World Record Survivor at Sea

    Poon Lim survived in a raft at sea for 133 days by fishing, swimming for strength and drinking the blood of seagulls when rain was sparse. Holding a world record for survival at sea is a recognition...

    • Posted November 6, 2013
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  • Elongated Skull Unearthed in France

    7,000 years of history has been unearthed in Obernai, in the French province of Alsace during an archeological survey. Amongst the finds was a Merovingian period (5th-8th century A.D.) grave that held the remains of a woman...

    • Posted November 6, 2013
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