10 Supervillains Inspired by Real People

The best supervillains have believable backstories, even if they start in outer space. They’re multidimensional, flawed, plausibly motivated. Crucially, they’re relatable, much more so than heroes – however unsettling that is. It’s no wonder so many are based on real people. And often it’s more than just looks. In order of their closeness to real-life […]

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10 Bizarre Things That Were Once Considered Mental Disorders

The medical world is a very organic and ever-changing thing. Science improves, and we gain a superior understanding of the causes and treatments of disease. What was treated 100 years ago with something like cocaine and leeches can be treated with antibiotics or NSAIDS today. The world of mental health is very similar. The things […]

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10 Famous Body Parts with Stories to Tell

Usually, when people die, there are various options for how to dispose of their remains properly and respectfully. The methods differ, but they all normally involve dealing with the entire body at once.  That’s not always what happens, though. Sometimes, certain body parts are removed for preservation. Other times, they mysteriously go missing, especially when […]

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10 Solutions to “Urban Heat Islands”

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Urban heat islands (UHI) are areas with significantly higher temperatures than the regions surrounding them. The retention and generation of heat in the urban core contributes to climate change and lower air quality for people living in and near the heat islands. They also have a negative effect on rainfall downwind of the UHI. UHIs […]

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10 Famous Places with Secret Rooms

People online love exposing secret rooms. Every so often, a new tale goes viral, featuring someone discovering a hidden room with all manner of creepy implications. But usually these stories are just of homeowners or apartment renters finding the mysterious locations and, while vaguely creepy, are not all that unusual anymore. What you may find […]

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