World’s Strangest

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Old Man Crippled by Polio Spends His Life Building a Helicopter

(Video Link)  Agustín lives in Siguatepeque, Honduras. As a child, polio broke his body and left him nearly immobile. But Agustín had a dream: he would build a helicopter. All he has is junk from local trash heaps, but since 1958, he’s worked on this project. People don’t understand Agustín. He explains, “The problem is that everything is [...]

Lost city discovered in Honduras

Researchers believe they have found the fabled lost city of Ciudad Blanca in the Honduras rainforest. Known as the legendary “White City” and said to …

A Little Bit of Lotto History (Including Thomas Jefferson’s Take on Lotteries)

EPA/ERIK S. LESSER /LANDOV Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot is up over $500 million—the biggest lottery prize ever. Whether you call it the poor man’s dream, a casino without walls, or a tax on the stupid, the lottery has deep and widespread roots. Here’s a look at three quick stories about the numbers game. Lotteries of Yore Lotteries have [...]

Bad Girls Club: Women of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

Around 500 people have appeared on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list since its inception in 1949. But only eight of those fugitives have been women. Let’s take a look at these dangerous women’s stories. 1. Ruth Eisemann-Schier FBI authorities probably knew that it would take a doozy of a crime for a woman to [...]

The Quick 10: It’s Raining Cats and Dogs (and fish and spiders and eels)

There’s some scary stuff going on around the world – hundreds of birds falling dead from the sky in Arkansas, Louisiana and Sweden; thousands of fish popping up glassy-eyed from the Arkansas River. There are all kinds of theories out there, but there’s actually some precedence for when animals fall from the sky. Here are [...]