How long could you survive without your cell phone? Would any of us last a day, let alone be able to survive in a town where they're not even allowed to be turned on?
Life in the Tunnels: Inside the Underground World of Bucharest, Romania's Sewer Kids
At one point during the 12th century, Merv was the largest city on the planet, a bustling metropolis that seamlessly blended commerce and art into one prime Central Asia location.
These wildfires caused tons of physical damage to our world.
Your fingers can say a ton about you (and not just using sign language).
Something cataclysmic happened to Earth 13,000 years ago that ended up doing manking as we know it a great big favor.
Valentina Tereshkova broke ground during a time when men liked to steal all the thunder. Not only did she make it to space, she orbited earth more than several of the first male-helmed missions combined.
The African-American residents of Greenwood, Oklahoma were happy & successful. 300 racially-motivated deaths & a razed city later, not so much.
New UNESCO heritage sites are added every year. Here are the top new additions.
54 men beat & kick one another senseless on a dirt field while fighting for a ball. Sound like fun to you? Check out Calcio Storico.
Hong Kong is in the midst of a housing crisis. How bad? Thousands of its residents are living in ridiculously small wire cages that are often referred to as coffins, and they're actually thankful to have even that.
Making a horse jump 60 feet into a pool of water used to be considered fun. For the people watching, not necessarily the horse.
The first woman to run for president wasn't applauded for her efforts, she became a maligned social outcast branded a 'witch.'
There was a time when zeppelins ruled the skies, floating on air thanks to hydrogen. After dozens of fiery accidents within the industry the Hindenburg's burning marked the beginning of the end for airships.
Sunken World War Two-era warships, weighing tons and acting as graveyards for the perished men who crewed them, are completely disappearing from their final watery resting spots.
When a program set up to help give orphaned British children a chance at life with caring families in countries like Canada went awry, the results were equal parts shocking and heartbreaking.
In 1940 thousands of Allied troops were surrounded, with water on one side & Nazis everywhere else. They needed a miracle, and they got one.
It seemed innocent enough at the time-build an underground polar research station to study ice core samples. What people didn't know about was the covert plan to set up a nuclear launch pad capable of firing off hundreds of missiles at Russia.
The winds are gale-force & the temperatures numbing but a new breed of surfers are flocking to the Great Lakes to catch a face-freezing wave.
It was a growing community with schools & churches, yet it was deemed expendable enough to be demolished to make room for Central Park. Why?
It's potentially a historic ancient burial ground shrouded in mystery but surrounded by millions of unexploded cluster bombs. Try and study the region-if you dare.
Self Reflected' is being called the most complex and detailed artistic depiction of our brain ever. The artwork was designed so everyone can marvel at the wonder of human consciousness. Here are the results. #awesome
New Orleans is famous for a lot of things, including great food and amazing music. There's a darker past the city was built upon, and now it's taking major steps to remove the Confederate monuments.
We cover the history of income tax in American from the 1700s until now. Are you happy with what you receive for your income tax?
One man, an uninitiated visitor, lost for days in the darkness of the Amazon jungle despite hundreds of people searching for him. How could anyone survive? With the help of kindly monkeys, of course.
Want a disease-free life or a baby with blue eyes? CRISPR might be mankind's gene editing Get Out of Jail Free card, and it's on its way.
Driving across California? You might witness dozens of zebras grazing by the side of the road, a living reminder of what money used to buy America's wealthy back in the day.
AIDS and its legacy have devastated millions of people around the globe since the 1980s. While hard-fought progress has been made, every day lives from every section of society are still being lost to the condition.
Three kids on summer vacation in the early 80s decide to attempt a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark, and it took them over seven glorious fire-and-explosion-filled years to do it.
First impressions can be lasting ones, so when it comes to catching the eye of a prospective partner this pufferfish pulls out all the stops to create a mating masterpiece.
When a young Japanese girl became a victim of war she didn't respond with anger, but with a peaceful gesture that still inspires hope around the globe.
They're smart & have a sense of smell that rivals that of the family canine. These rats hunt out landmines & disease faster than humans ever could.
The events of September 11, 2001 will never be forgotten. Through the darkness of that day shone a light as one small Canadian community opened their doors & their hearts to stranded airline passengers from around the globe.
Looking for a thrill? Try slipping into a garment that will make you look like a neon flying squirrel and then dive off the tallest cliff you can find.
There are seven physical keys that keep the Internet glued together. Without them, your browsing would cease to exist.
In 1962 Centralia, PA started going down in flames & chemical fumes from the underground up.
Researchers can now communicate with vegetative patients once thought lost causes. What those patients are telling us is startling.
China is literally floating its solar energy fututre atop of its coal-burning past.
Robot-staffed hotels are popping up in Japan where you're checked in by friendly dinosaurs. The lobby piano player has no soul, literally.
Through all the pain & suffering it inflicted during WWI, mustard gas still managed to lead doctors to a live-saving treatment for cancer.
The History of the Sourtoe Cocktail: A shot of whiskey garnished with a human toe. #wtf
A remote hunk of rock is the subject of a territorial dispute between two very polite countries who leave booze everytime they claim it back.
Some people might shrug it off as a fad; others take the path of self-righteousness and judgment.
In the 1600s Japan was not a big fan of Western culture. To emphasize that point it banned its citizens from travelling abroad with a penalty of death if they did for over 200 years.