Extinct Penguin Species Never Really Existed

In 1983, scientists discovered four penguin bones in an archaeological site on Hunter Island in Tasmania. The 750-year-old bones were determined to belong to a previously unidentified species of penguin, which they then dubbed the Hunter Island penguin. As no living Hunter Island penguins existed, the species was declared extinct as soon as it was…

The Legend of Spring-Heeled Jack

Despite the many advances in science and industry that took place in Victorian England, that time period was till full of superstition and paranormal belief. Many people still believed in fairies, phrenology and spiritualism- all things that have since been proven false. Quite a few people also believed in a devil-man called Spring-Heeled Jack. The…

Radioactive Boy Scout

For American Boy Scouts, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout is the highest achievement one can hope for. But one aspiring Eagle Scout nearly destroyed his neighborhood in his quest to achieve his goal. David Hahn was an ordinary, but intelligent, young man from Clinton Township, Michigan. For most of his early childhood, he had…

The Plague is Back

It appears that the plague is making a comeback. You read that correctly. The same illness that ravaged much of the world in the Middle Ages and that became known as the Black Death has recently shown up in the American West. Since the beginning of this year, three people in New Mexico have caught…