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10 Reasons You May Actually Be Better Off Skipping College

For many of us, it was drilled into our brains from birth that college was a necessary step to success. And for many people, it is. But not for everybody. There are several downsides to getting a college education that we all seem to gloss over because we’ve been convinced that it’s a necessity. College … Continue reading 10 Reasons You May Actually Be Better Off Skipping College

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Sloths

Sloths are an animal that you probably don’t spend all that much time thinking about, which doesn’t seem fair considering it’s the only animal that constantly moves in slow-motion, therefore making everything it does look supremely badass. So to correct that, here are 10 lesser known facts about the world’s most lackadaisical animal. 10. Experts … Continue reading 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Sloths

10 Rare and Strange Occurrences Around the World

For the many achievements made by our men and women of science in understanding the world and everything in it, there are still a lot of things we don’t know, or we’re not completely sure about. Other things, while more logical for our level of understanding, are so rare that, when they do happen, they … Continue reading 10 Rare and Strange Occurrences Around the World

Top 10 Battles Won in Odd Ways and Against All Odds

In war, when the chips are down and the odds are against a military unit, it can be time to defy common sense and get creative. Of course real life has been full of many instances of small, overpowered armies trying unusual tactics and getting destroyed, but since there’s no novelty value they quickly get … Continue reading Top 10 Battles Won in Odd Ways and Against All Odds

10 Fascinating Facts About China’s High-Speed Trains

When it comes to high speed travel, Asia is the future. Compared to the slowly-chugging automotive dystopia of the USA, the region of Asia-Pacific is a fast paced wonderland. The Usain Bolt of this endless race? China. By an extremely fast country mile. Starting in the early years of the 21st Century, China began to … Continue reading 10 Fascinating Facts About China’s High-Speed Trains

10 Myths and Misconceptions About Slavery

Slavery is a controversial subject that really shouldn’t be controversial at all, as we all know it to be wrong. However, despite the fact that all countries in the world have formally outlawed it, it still persists in record numbers. This is because slavery will often change its name, hiding its true form in order … Continue reading 10 Myths and Misconceptions About Slavery

10 Ways to Get High Without Doing Drugs

When we say that a drug gets someone high, what we really mean is that chemicals are released in their brain that make them feel good in a certain way. Drug use is usually the only thing we say gets us high, but it’s sometimes used to apply to other situations. You’ve probably been annoyed … Continue reading 10 Ways to Get High Without Doing Drugs

10 “What Ifs” That May Have Altered the Course of WWII

In the 1941 short story, “The Garden of Forking Paths” by Jorge Luis Borges, the two main characters discuss a fictional novel where every decision its character makes creates new paths. In every other story in history, the paths not taken are cut off because only one course of action can be taken. However, in … Continue reading 10 “What Ifs” That May Have Altered the Course of WWII

10 Interesting Facts About Ligers (…and Yes, They’re Real)

Ligers are an interesting breed, to say the least. They are the hybrid offspring of a male lion and a female tiger, and only exist in captivity. Currently in the wild, lions and tigers share only one small patch of forest in western India as a common habitat, and thus, ligers haven’t been documented outside … Continue reading 10 Interesting Facts About Ligers (…and Yes, They’re Real)

10 Urban Legends About Health and Safety That Caused Real Harm

We laugh at urban myths and legends, often to joke about how stupid or ridiculous people are. It can be amusing to think about what insane things people can be led to believe, but sometimes it really isn’t a joke, and it isn’t funny at all. Many urban legends or conspiracies that are spread around … Continue reading 10 Urban Legends About Health and Safety That Caused Real Harm