Asbestos made of chrysotile, (white asbestos), is toxic and deadly but looks like white, fluffy snow. Across America people used this form of asbestos to decorate trees, perform school plays, even on movie sets. Family members who pass down antique holiday decorations could also be at risk since trace amounts of asbestos could still be […]

The Blue Whale Game, also known as the “Blue Whale Challenge“, is a social network phenomenon that started in Russian, in 2016. The game consists of a series of tasks assigned to players by administrators over a 50-day period, with the final challenge requiring the player to commit suicide. “Blue Whale” came to prominence in […]

John and Arthur Mowforth were twins who lived about 80 miles apart in Great Britain. On the evening of May 22, 1975, both fell severely ill from chest pains. The families of both men were completely unaware of the other’s illness. Both men were rushed to separate hospitals at approximately the same time. And both […]

Garbage City is a surreal urban landscape with waste stuffed in every corner, stacked on the sidewalks and surrounding every structure. This city in Egypt is fully occupied with active people who live, work, eat and sleep in the midst of trash. Spaces not occupied by people are given over to livestock (fed with trash […]

The president verbally predicted his own death on the morning of his assassination. “We’re heading into nut country today,” President John F. Kennedy said to his wife on the morning of November 22, 1963, in the third year of his presidency, as he showed her an ad that the John Birch Society had placed in the Dallas […]

Not a pleasant simulator but a great reminder that we need to change the world we live in. It’s an interactive nuclear bomb simulator that visually shows how many people could die, how far away it could reach and how far the radiation could travel from a selection of different nuclear weapons. The tool exists to […]

Fictional Book “Beyond the Spectrum” In Robertson’s 1914 novel Beyond the Spectrum, he detailed a future war between the United States and Japan. In his fictional account, the war commences with a December surprise military strike against Hawaii and later involves the use of immensely powerful “Ultraviolet” superweapons that inexplicably set ships aflame, blinded sailors, and crisped their skin […]