Mexico’s Macabre Doll Island

Located about two hours by canal boat from Mexico City lies an island that seems as though it was created for the sole purpose of horrifying and shocking visitors. Known as the Island of the Dolls (Isla de las Munecas), it is adorned with hundreds of dolls in varying states of disrepair due to exposure…

Hedy Lamarr: Genius Movie Star

You’ve no doubt heard of Hedy Lamarr, the 1930s and 1940s screen siren made famous by her roles in movies like Boom Town and Ziegfeld Girl. But this Hollywood beauty was so much more than a pretty face. Without her, we might not have the cell phone technology that is so important to modern life.…

Japan’s Tragic Forest

Two hours southwest of Tokyo, Japan, near Mt. Fuji’s majestic peak, lies the beautiful Aokigahara Forest. This densely treed forest, also known as the “sea of trees,” is a place of astounding natural beauty. It’s also the most popular place to commit suicide in Japan, and the second most popular place to commit suicide in…

How Norway is Tackling Internet Trolls

Nobody likes internet trolls, those annoying keyboard warriors who patrol the comments sections of almost every website, posting inflammatory statements and upsetting other users. Now, a Norwegian website is trying an experiment that they hope will put an end to some types of trolling. NRKbeta, a subsidiary of Norwegian public broadcaster NRK, is now requiring…

France Trains Golden Eagles to Fight Terrorism

At the Mont de Marsan military base, the French military has been training four golden eagles to fight the latest threat from terrorists and criminals: drones. Several incidents involving drones flying over the Presidential Palace and restricted military airspace have caused the French to decide to train these avian soldiers to combat this new, criminal…