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Listen To The Seikilos Epitaph, The World’s Oldest Complete Musical Composition

Listen To The Seikilos Epitaph, The World’s Oldest Complete Musical Composition

Written sometime between 200 B.C. and 100 A.D., the Seikilos epitaph is the oldest complete musical composition in existence — hear it for yourself.
Why Jacob’s Well Is One Of The Most Alluring Diving Spots — And The Most Dangerous

Why Jacob’s Well Is One Of The Most Alluring Diving Spots — And The Most Dangerous

See why divers can't resist Texas' Jacob's Well, despite the fatalities and near-death experiences.
Despite Being A Renowned Mathematician, Kurt Gödel Starved Himself Out Of Paranoia

Despite Being A Renowned Mathematician, Kurt Gödel Starved Himself Out Of Paranoia

Kurt Gödel was one of the 20th century's most brilliant mathematicians. But he was so paranoid he ended up starving to death.
Why The Smiley Face Killer Has Been One Of The Internet’s Favorite Monsters For A Decade

Why The Smiley Face Killer Has Been One Of The Internet’s Favorite Monsters For A Decade

Some say the Smiley Face Killer has taken 40 victims over two decades. Others say there is no killer. Here's what the evidence says.
Ambrose Burnside And The Origin Of The Word ‘Sideburns’

Ambrose Burnside And The Origin Of The Word ‘Sideburns’

Ambrose Burnside may have been a Civil War general as well as a governor and U.S. senator, but many today know him best as the man who popularized sideburns.
Experience The Unique Wonders Of China’s Reed Flute Cave

Experience The Unique Wonders Of China’s Reed Flute Cave

Discover why China's Reed Flute Cave first captivated humans more than 1,000 years ago — then vanished from our history for more than a millennium.
He Said His House Was Haunted – Then His Family Disappeared

He Said His House Was Haunted – Then His Family Disappeared

On a fall evening in 2009, the Jamison family disappeared into the woods of Oklahoma, leaving behind a set of bewildering clues and a case that remains unsolved today.
Why Alex The Parrot May Have Been The World’s Smartest Bird [VIDEO]

Why Alex The Parrot May Have Been The World’s Smartest Bird [VIDEO]

Over the course of 30 years, Alex the parrot and Irene Pepperberg showed that parrots are even smarter than most people think.
Teuta: The Warrior Queen Who Dared Steal From Ancient Rome

Teuta: The Warrior Queen Who Dared Steal From Ancient Rome

Queen Teuta of Illyria and her pirate army ruled the ancient Adriatic Sea and even stood up to Ancient Rome — until they were forced to stand down.
Olympus Mons: The Tallest Mountain In The Solar System

Olympus Mons: The Tallest Mountain In The Solar System

Experience the awesome size of Martian volcano Olympus Mons, the tallest mountain in the solar system, three times the height of Everest.
Poland’s Crooked Forest Is Just What It Sounds Like – And Scientists Can’t Explain It

Poland’s Crooked Forest Is Just What It Sounds Like – And Scientists Can’t Explain It

From bizarre gravity to the devastation of World War II, here are the possible explanations behind the Crooked Forest of Krzywy Las.