Fun facts about fall that’ll make you love the season

Sure, the days are getting shorter and winter is just around the corner, but autumn is still nonetheless many people's favorite season. With its crisp air, beautiful fall foliage, and delicious seasonal treats, it's easy to understand why people love cozy autumn. From apple picking to admiring the harvest equinox, it's truly a wonderful time of the year. But even if you're a fan of fall, there are probably a lot of things you don't know about the season. So to get you fully ready for autumn, check out these facts that'll make you love fall even more!

Criminal couples: The most nefarious unions in history

They say you shouldn't mix business with pleasure. But for these couples, it's hard to determine which was which. Some shared an intense love for each other, and others simply shared an obsession. Click through the following gallery to learn more about these twisted lovers.

Diego Garcia: the secrets behind the remote US military base

The island of Diego Garcia, home to one of the most mysterious US military bases, is plagued by controversy and entangled in many high-profile conspiracy theories. Exiled natives have been protesting for years for the right to return to the island after they were forced to leave and make way for secret military operations. Some theorists even believe that the missing Malaysia Airline Flight 370 was hidden on the island. Intrigued? Click through the gallery to learn more about this mysterious military base.

Gruesome torture tactics that would make anyone confess

Torture has been used for millennia. In fact, it is still used to this day, albeit now more sophisticated methods are used (e.g. songs). Either way, torturing someone is about inflicting pain, usually in order to obtain a confession, but the reasons do vary, depending on a number of factors. Have you ever wondered what torture methods and devices were used in ancient times? Look no further! In this gallery, we've compile some of the most popular ancient torture methods. Click on to discover more.

Stars with questionable personal hygiene

When we see celebrities on the red carpet looking flawless, it's hard to imagine that some of them have poor personal hygiene. But behind the scenes, many of these stars are not as perfect as they might seem. In fact, many of them stink—literally. Click through the gallery and get to know them.

'She was surprised': The Queen had 'reservations' about Meghan Markle's wedding dress

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Hollywood has been hitting asteroids long before NASA

NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) was a success. For the first time in history, NASA has managed to hit an asteroid and change its course. This is, however, nothing new in Hollywood. In fact, there are numerous movies about the end of the world. Among these, there are some about asteroids and other celestial bodies on collision course with Earth. In this gallery, we revisit the times Hollywood hit asteroids long before NASA did.

Famous people who were diagnosed with schizophrenia

Nearly 24 million people around the world live with a schizophrenic disorder, making up about 0.32% of the population. Thankfully, that makes schizophrenia one of the rarer mental disorders affecting people today, but it is still a daily struggle for those who bear its weight. Even today the disorder is poorly understood, and the exact causes of schizophrenia are still unknown. There is also no surefire cure for schizophrenia, although developments in antipsychotic drugs have started to provide a degree of solace for some schizophrenics. With no cures or preventions yet available, this means people from all classes and walks of life can struggle with this little-understood illness, even the great geniuses and artists of recent history. Read on to find out more about some of the world's famous figures who have lived with schizophrenia.

The 25 most delicious things you can do to potatoes

Potatoes are a culinary staple that are used the world over to make some of the most comforting and tasty dishes you can think of. Whether you enjoy your spuds classic or with a creative twist, we think there’s something you’ll want to dig into in these 25 delicious recipes.

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History's most famous examples of parricide

Parricide is defined as the murder of a parent—either mother, father, or both. According to a 2019 study, parricide is the least common kind of murder. Perhaps that's why the rare cases of parricide are so horrifying and so highly publicized. This unusual crime is most often committed by white males who have no criminal history. It is very rare for a woman to commit parricide, but we have a few examples on this shocking list. Click through this gallery to learn about horrific crimes in which a parent was killed by their own flesh and blood.

The land of colloquialisms: slang from every US state

All languages are beautifully alive, and English is no exception. It's no surprise that the influences of immigration and expansion have shaped American English in different ways across the vast country. According to the ‘Dictionary of American Regional English’ (DARE), these are some of the unique words commonly used in each state. Do you agree with them? Click on to find out.

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Celebrities who have doppelgängers from the past

It's one thing to look like a family member, but it's a whole nother thing to resemble someone from decades and even centuries before you were born. Yet it happens, and this is certainly also the case for the rich and famous. Some A-listers look just like people who were equally as famous (if not more) a lifetime ago, while others could be the twins of people whose names we don't even know. Take a look through this gallery and compare photos of celebrities with their doppelgängers from the past!

The biggest Christian hoaxes of all time

There are many examples of hoaxes throughout history. These range from basic, almost funny attempts of deception, to others that are indeed quite elaborate. But things can get even more interesting when we add religion into the mix; more specifically, Christianity. Over centuries, there have been numerous Christian hoaxes, and in this gallery we bring you some of the most impactful. Click through and get to know the biggest Christian hoaxes of all time.

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Celebrities who don't believe in God

The existence of God or some form of higher being has been in dispute ever since humans started following their own religions. So while we're obviously not going to try and settle the matter once and for all, we are going to show you that the question has also flummoxed many of your favorite celebs. These are the famous faces who have openly declared that they do not believe in God. Check out who they are!

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The wackiest celebrity wedding dresses

To their great detriment, wedding dresses tend to be the most extreme example of the key fashion trends of their era. Puffed sleeves, taffeta layers, and diamanté, diamanté, diamanté! Celebrities generally have the budget to go all out, and boy do they. In some cases this means enough fabric to cover a football field. In other cases, barely enough fabric to cover their vital organs. Let's take a look at some of the most outrageous and unusual wedding dresses celebrities have worn in recent decades. Click on to see more!

The most unattractive historical figures

This might sound a bit too harsh, but we all know that not everyone is born with good looks. Such was the case for many historical figures, which has been proven thanks to photos and paintings. Widely described as “unattractive” or downright “ugly,” don't be fooled by their appearances, as these influential people have left their mark on the world for other reasons. Curious to see some of the most unattractive historical figures? Then click through this gallery!

Celebrities who are friends with royals

Who wouldn't love to have a cup of tea with the king or go on a shopping spree with Meghan Markle? Let's be honest, for most of us it's not likely to happen. But some celebs have the advantage of adding their royal friends to their address books. Check out the gallery to learn more and see which other A-listers have befriended royals.

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The endless list of tragic Playmate deaths

Mystery shrouds the gruesome ends that far too many Playmates seem to have met. Death has seemed to dog some of these Playboy models, with examples stretching from 1962 to as recently as 2020 with the death of Ashley Mattingly. For more such stories, check out this gallery and read about tragic, bizarre, and often unexplained deaths of the celebrity models who were ultimately destined for disaster.

Artichoke: Experts weigh in on health benefits, nutrition facts, and more

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Surprising character traits that indicate a high IQ

Over time, we've created a lot of stereotyped characters in pop culture who are smarter than everyone else and act in obnoxious or extraordinary ways. The truth of the matter, however, is that people with high IQs share quite a few personality traits that challenge the intellectual stereotype. But no matter how smart you are, some of these traits may surprise you. Click through to see if you have the traits of an above-average IQ.

Bad hygiene habits you didn’t know you had

If you shower most days and brush your teeth regularly, you probably think of yourself as a clean and hygienic person. But there's a good chance that you're overlooking a few areas that can have a significant impact on your long-term health. Click through the following gallery for some common hygiene habits that are actually bad.

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Historical figures called crazy, who were right all along

So many of the things we take for granted today, things that so obviously improve our lives, didn't catch on as easily as you might think. It can be difficult for people to come around to new ideas, even when adopting them would be in their best interest. Indeed, individuals throughout history have been doubtful of everything from penicillin to airplanes, only to be proven extraordinarily wrong once the concepts they mocked went on to change the world. Although it's great that people usually come around to amazing ideas, it can be a very frustrating process for those thinkers and inventors who can't see why the world doesn't want their help. In some cases, these heroes of humanity couldn't even stick around long enough to see their work be appreciated. But we can certainly appreciate them now. Read on to learn about the figures throughout history who were right all along.

Baffling ancient inventions science still can't explain

It's easy to think of the evolution of technology as a linear process, starting from the most primitive simple machines and only improving up to the self-driving cars and artificial intelligence that we have today. But that's not quite right. Some ancient cultures managed to develop some bafflingly complex and sophisticated inventions using techniques and knowledge that seemed to come out of nowhere, and in some cases weren't replicated for hundreds of years afterwards. Scientists and historians are always working hard to figure out how these inventions came about, but some secrets are hidden in history forever. Intrigued? Read on to uncover impressive ancient inventions.

Celebrity items put up for auction

Celebrity items are often put up for auction in order to raise money for NGOs and foundations, and sometimes they're simply sold to the highest bidder because they're seen as valuable cultural artifacts. David Bowie produced numerous cultural artifacts in his time, and another is making its way into the hands of whoever can afford it. His cream and gold spacesuit from the 1980 'Ashes to Ashes' music video is going up for auction along with other unique props and costumes from music history. It's part of a huge music memorabilia sale held by Propstore Auction. The rare suit is expected to make up to $92,000, but that's a small fraction of the $1.7 million the whole auction is expected to earn, TMZ reports. Click through to see the other celebrity items—from used tissues to kidney stones—for which people have paid eye-watering amounts of money. All amounts in USD.

Bianchi Tackles E-Bike Segment With New E-Vertic Range

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Historical facts you won't believe are real

It is true that there are many historical 'facts' that are anything but factual, but the opposite is also true. There are some very bizarre facts that indeed sound like they are made up. Except, they're not! Did you know, for instance, that forks were once considered sacrilegious? Or that Albert Einstein was actually offered the position of president of Israel? Click through the following gallery and discover fascinating historical facts you won't believe are real.

The best pet for you based on your zodiac sign

Choosing a pet is not a decision to be taken lightly. You'll need to make sure you'll be sharing your home with an animal that suits your lifestyle, available space, and even your personality type. Naturally aloof people might not want to be constantly hounded for canine kisses, just as cuddly types might be affronted by some cat breeds' haughtiness or a lizard's lack of overt affection. With that in mind, looking at which pets gel well with your zodiac sign can be a good start to deciding which loveable creature you'll be inviting into your life. Ready to get petting? Click through this gallery to discover the best pet for you based on your zodiac sign.

Bizarre celebrity deaths you've probably never heard of

There are many celebrity deaths that everyone knows about, including those of Michael Jackson and Marilyn Monroe. However, there are many others that remain shrouded in mystery or include bizarre and inconclusive details. Browse through some of the strangest celebrity deaths in the gallery, some of which you most likely have never heard of.

Dangerous toys that could have killed you

Some pretty questionable decisions have been made over the years when it comes to the development of children's toys. Surely everyone has the children's best interests (and the bottom line) at heart, but some products clearly just weren't thought through. Whether it be literal spears that you throw through the air or a science kit complete with uranium, some of history's hit toys have turned out to be killer items. Thankfully, most of these have been recalled, and we can now look back on our past mistakes to ensure they aren't repeated. Intrigued? Read on to learn about some of the most dangerous toys to ever hit the shelves.

Terrifying urban legends that are actually true

Most urban legends are simply that: legends. But a lot of times, folks' creativity is less powerful than real life, and true events themselves can spark some eerie tales that later become ingrained in popular culture. Browse the gallery and learn about creepy cases that prove that reality can indeed be scarier than fiction.

Rules former US presidents have to follow

There's no surprise that being the president of the United States comes with a lot of rules, as well as power. However, the job doesn't fully stop when they leave the Oval Office for the last time. While former US presidents have followed a variety of career paths after leaving the White House, there are still certain rules and procedures that they all have to follow. They can't simply return to normal life, and many of these rules exist to ensure their safety as well as to maintain national security and diplomacy. Want to get a peek into the life of a former president? Then check out this gallery.

Captivating and creepy facts about the Middle Ages

Did you know that archery at one time was mandatory? Or that you could actually pay your rent in eels? These represent just some of the shocking happenings during the Middle Ages. While this period of time is often referred to as the Dark Ages, this gallery is here to shed some light on life in the Medieval period. Click through to find out some fascinating, odd, and downright gross facts about the Middle Ages.

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How science explains alien abduction

Believe it or not, alien abduction is not just something we see in sci-fi movies. Indeed, many people in real life have claimed to have been abducted by extraterrestrial beings. Many display all the signs of emotional distress associated with such a traumatic experience, and some even claim to have been abused by aliens. In this gallery, we delve into what science has to say about alien abduction and those who claim to have experienced it. Click through to learn more.

Nissan Announces US Prices For 2023 Ariya Electric Crossover

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All the Iconic Outfits From ‘The Hills’ You Forgot About

It's fine to admit you would wear all of this now. The Hills was a groundbreaking show for many reasons. Aside from giving us some top-notch drama, it gifted fans some amazing fashion inspiration. Did all of it stand the test of time? Definitely not. In the interest of preserving The Hills'spot in American fashion history, here are 42 memorable and slightly strange looks from this iconic show. Yes, that includes Lauren Conrad's collection of headbands, Justin Bobby's many hats, and more.

Signs that your soul has lived a past life

If you've ever recalled memories that are not your own, had recurring dreams, or had an inexplicable affinity for a specific time period, this may indicate that your soul has reincarnated many times. If you think you may have lived past lives, browse through the following gallery to discover some of the indications that this isn't your first time on this planet.

All-too-common excuses and how to stop making them

In life, it is very easy to get bogged down in routine drudgery. It is even easier to waste months and potentially years by continuing the same unhelpful and often destructive behavior patterns which lead nowhere, at best. If there's anything recent times have taught us, life is too short to let your goals pass you by! Challenge yourself and your own excuses by focusing on what it is you really want to achieve, and what is stopping you from getting there. You may be surprised with what you come up with, though you may still need some help. Take a look through our gallery for some tips on how to challenge your well-worn excuses and get started on your goals today.

Peek inside Japan's surreal island of cats

Aoshima Island, or “Cat Island,” is a small slice of land in the Ehime Prefecture of southern Japan, and it's one of the few places on Earth where there are significantly more feline residents than humans. Cats actually outnumber humans six to one! Check out this gallery to get a glimpse of the cat lover's paradise.

Times celebrities got their fake tan really, really wrong

The pressure to get the perfect "sun-kissed" look is something we can all relate too. And when it's not possible to achieve this in the natural way, there are many who turn to tanning products and other artificial ways to give their skin that healthy glow. However, as we know, resorting to these methods can often go horribly wrong. But if you're a celebrity, it gets so much worse! Check out the gallery to see the worst celebrity fake tanning disasters!

The disturbing prophecies of English witch Mother Shipton

When we think of prophecies, people such as the French astrologer Nostradamus come to mind. But did you know that one of his contemporaries also made some fascinating premonitions? Her name was Mother Shipton, and she just so happened to be an English woman who did not have the education and exposure Nostradamus did. Plus, she was considered to be a bit of a witch, which didn't help her reputation either! Curious to find out about Mother Shipton's prophecies? Then click on!

What you might not know about the Antichrist

The concept of the Antichrist has been around for a very long time. But is the Antichrist actually a man? Is he the false messiah who performs miracles, just like Jesus did, in order to lure people in before unleashing hell on Earth? In this gallery, we delve into the history of the Antichrist throughout the centuries and bring you some information that might surprise you. Click on.