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The world’s oldest profession (or so they say), prostitution is as old as it is provocative. It’s safe to say that prostitution has been around as long as civilization itself. It has almost always come with the territory of debauchery, sex, violence, drug and alcohol use, and wild times; the pleasures of the flesh, it
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The Wild West ended over a century ago, but many of its characters live on thanks to pop culture. Their staying power is a testament to the popularity of these lawmen, outlaws, frontiersmen, and folk icons who shot their way into the history books. Of course, over the decades, we might have romanticized the era
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Our favorite spring holiday (which technically falls within the calendar confines of winter) is almost here. Whether you call it St. Patty’s Day, St. Paddy’s Day, or St. Patrick’s Day, the festivities on March 17 keep us raising our glasses (and steins and mugs) to the feisty Irish and their pious and humble patron saint.
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A lot of scientific evidence suggests that the world once experienced a flood so large that it covered the entire planet, wiping out animals and people. In the Western world, everyone knows the legend of Noah’s Ark and the idea of The Great Flood is deeply tied to many religions. It turns out that nearly
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In today’s world of mass communication, gruesome content has become just about as normalized in our society as any other piece of information. We have websites dedicated to murderers and gore, live war videos, and live-streamed police shootings in our newsfeeds. It seems as if nothing is off-limits these days. Still, some crimes are so
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Evolution works slowly and randomly, changing little bits here and there until an entirely new thing emerges eons later. Sometimes, these changes are insignificant or boring, yet other times, the mutations are so ridiculously weird that they’re destined for the prehistoric hall of fame. When you see how much certain creatures have changed over time,
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There are some really old animals around us. We mean creatures that have been alive for hundreds or even thousands of years. Just imagine an animal that was alive during the signing of the Declaration of Independence still living today. Although it is usually difficult to estimate the ages of wild animals, scientists have devised
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There is no doubt that there are some mysterious destinations spread around the globe. Such places can be intriguing, fascinating, frightening, or thrilling to those who visit them. Some destinations, though, are more intriguing than others, particularly when there’s nothing out of the ordinary about them upon first inspection. Many picturesque locations hide dark pasts.
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Satan, Lucifer, Beelzebub, the Prince of Darkness—all names for the same dark, demonic figure who is pervasive and ubiquitous throughout the world and all of its religions. The Dark Lord has as many names and character traits as our creative minds can describe and assign to him. Throughout time, the Adversary has been different things
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Dating can be fun. But for the most part, trying to find a new significant other is filled with awkward interactions with complete strangers. Even when you think you know somebody, dates can sometimes end up being a disaster. Almost everyone has at least one dating horror story. But they probably can’t top the following
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A well-crafted insult is a beautiful thing. Putting together just the right words to cut your opponent to the core is an art form. Masters of insults have been found in all times and all cultures. If you read history, you’ll discover that personal abuse has changed how events play out at times. So be
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No matter where you go around the globe, every region has its own monsters and legends, many of which stretch back hundreds or thousands of years. Others have begun in more recent times, seemingly out of nowhere. Regardless of their origins, all these beastly creatures continue to be seen in relatively modern times. Whether these
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If you visit any of the famous seats of government or palaces around the world, you’ll inevitably be confronted by portraits of kings, queens, and presidents from history. Most of them are austere, commanding images of imposing figures—for such portraits are primarily propaganda for the individual captured on canvas. More often than not, these portraits
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It is a well-known fact that Michael Jackson was preparing for a world tour before his death.[1] However, the concert, which became known as “the greatest concert that never happened,” was not the only thing that the King of Pop planned but never got to do. He had a long list of things he almost
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Portugal is a dream for anyone who seeks the strange and amazing edges of antiquity. As the country shares a European peninsula with Spain, Portugal’s human story reaches back into prehistory. The country is home to some of the oldest, biggest, and rarest discoveries known to science. Ancient ancestors also present their many mysteries woven
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Some of the most fascinating and legendary criminals were train robbers. The 19th and early 20th centuries were filled with train heists. Some were even masterminded by legends like Jesse James and Butch Cassidy. Many train robbers got away with millions of dollars in cash, gold, silver, and bank notes. The exploits of some were
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Extreme sports are extremely scary. Millions of people around the world live their daily lives without engaging in extreme sports, which either puts them on the right side of Darwinian evolution or demonstrates that they are simply too scared to push themselves to the limits of their nerve and endurance. For those of us who
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There is no doubt that UFO sightings exploded following the end of World War II. After Roswell and the popularity the subject enjoyed throughout society as the 1940s gave way to the 1950s, seemingly everyone was suddenly seeing strange things in the sky. However, unexplained aerial phenomena have been witnessed throughout most of recorded history.
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“There by the grace of God go I”: Prophetic words that represent the fragile and the most vulnerable. There is a true distinction between a homeless individual and a “bum.” Never mistake one for being the same as the other. The former are down on their luck and need a helping hand, whereas the latter
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