Tagged: death

The mysterious case of Jean Hilliard

Lengby, Minnesota: It was December 20, 1980, when Jean Hilliard’s (19) automobile skidded on an icy road and lurched into a ditch. She was headed to her home after being at a friend’s when this...

Optimistic nihilism

What is great about life? It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t mean that it doesn’t matter what’s great about life, It means that what’s great about life is that it doesn’t matter…

History’s deadliest colors

When radium was first discovered, its luminous green color inspired people to add it into beauty products and jewelry. It wasn’t until much later that we realized that radium’s harmful effects outweighed its visual...

Press your ashes into a working vinyl

Pressing the ashes of the dead onto records: odd novelty or tender remembrance? When it first made headlines in 2010, Jason Leach’s UK-based company Andvinyly – which presses the ashes of the deceased into...

The Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge‘s clearance above high water averages 67 m while its towers, at 227 m above the water, were the world’s tallest on a suspension bridge until 1998 when bridges in Denmark and Japan...

Booze, the ultimate trip

A true Internet classic! On December 31, let’s pay our respects one more time to the Master of Balance. BAC Blood/Breath Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is the amount of alcohol in the bloodstream or on...

Box jellyfish

Many people don’t know that the worlds most venomous marine animal thrives in habitats occupied by humans, is incredibly hard to spot, and has enough venom to kill multiple adults. Nearly 100 people die each...

Jonestown massacre

On November 18, 1978, Peoples Temple leader Jim Jones instructed all members living in the Jonestown, Guyana compound to commit an act of “revolutionary suicide,” by drinking poisoned punch. In all, 918 people died that...

400 year-old Dandao sword

Dao is a category of single-edge Chinese swords primarily used for slashing and chopping (sabres), often called a broadsword in English translation because some varieties have wide blades. In China, the dao is known as...