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Some people would rather do literally anything else than go to an amusement park, preferring to plant their feet firmly on the ground. Others seek out the fastest and most fear-inducing coasters out there, traveling far and wide for a chance to catch some speed. But no matter where you fall on the spectrum, there’s no denying that these rollercoasters are just plain terrifying. Their steep drops, winding turns, and tendency to go upside-down at…

Love is said to be the most inspiring feeling. Throughout history, love has inspired poets, writers and singers and some love stories even triggered wars between countries. But there are several love stories that are truly extraordinary and that remain in our memory despite the passage of time. Here’s our list of 10 most beautiful love stories in history: 10 – Paris and Helen of Sparta Paris and Helen / Jacques-Louis David [Public domain], via…

If you consider yourself a history buff, trivia aficionado, or just happen to love random facts and tidbits about decades past, you’re not going to want to miss this list. Below, we have 30 of the most interesting (but lesser-known) facts about the last century and beyond, from overseas and here in the United States. Chances are, you might not have learned some of this stuff in school — and if you did, you probably…

It’s been a long, slow week with plenty of stress, but now you have reason to celebrate: The weekend is upon us, and that means it’s time to get weird. Below are some bizarre facts that will help you on that journey, things so strange and peculiar that they might even be hard to believe. Ever wonder what Stanford students were doing on the Internet in 1971, or what George Lucas’ original name for Yoda…

Playing ball is a universal invitation to be outside, having fun, and playing your favourite sport. Be it baseball, soccer, basketball, and many others, the power of the ball is everywhere. The online community of photographers, Photocrowd, held a photo contest appropriately named Ball Game. Shutterbugs from around the world submitted their best photograph of action-packed, playful, and competitive games of ball. The expressions on people’s faces in the images match the excitement of the…

A year after it was taken by ISIS, the Syrian city of Palmyra was recently retaken Syrian forces backed by Russian airstrikes. Previously home to many of the world’s most treasured historical sites, many artifacts were destroyed by the Islamist forces in an anti iconoclastic purge. Now, Joseph Eid, a photographer for AFP news agency who took photos of the site just two years ago, has posted before-and-after images of the damage. More info: Twitter…

Neckties have been around since the 17th century; elaborate poufs, lace, and silk fabrics gave men free reign to distinguish their positions in royalty, aristocracy, and military. It was not until after the end of WWI that men decided to use ties as a fashion statement. Lengths and colors may have evolved but the actual knot, for the most part has remained stagnant. There are some very elaborate and fashion forward tie knots that will…

Decorating a new home is both an exciting and challenging experience. It may feel that it’s easier to decorate from a blank slate, albeit very expensive. There is no need to buy everything new, you probably have some pretty cool furniture and accessories that just need a little help to give your living space the look you want. Here are some very impressive home decor DIYs. You’ll be surprised how easy and inexpensive it will…

People tend to either love or hate April Fool’s Day. Those that are masters in playing tricks cannot wait for April 1st to arrive to make their plans a reality, while their victims hate to fall for their jokes year after year. It’s not just regular people getting in on the fun. Big companies like BMW and Royal Caribbean are getting in on the pranks, each trying to outdo one another. It’s a disappointmet #9…

We all deal with sad people in different ways. Some people are experts in the art of comforting others. Some freeze up like they’ve just seen a ghost. Some awkwardly pretend that nothing is wrong, and some become sad themselves, which then results in the sad person having to comfort them. For those of you who aren’t so great at “being there” for others, help is at hand thanks to these sweet illustrations by John…