The Frozen Continent is Becoming Greener

Antarctica has always been associated with ice and snow. It is seen as a place where nothing really grows and where no humans can sustain a civilization. All of that might change in the near future due to climate change. While it’s not becoming a farmer’s paradise, Antarctica has started becoming green in recent years.…

Money Can Make You Really Sick

Though the world is becoming increasingly cashless, actual paper money is still widely used in most countries. Everyone knows that paper money can be dirty. How could it fail to be when so many people handle it? But a recent study published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology shows just how dirty it really is.…

The Poison Widow of Hardscrabble, Ohio

Martha Hasel seemed doomed from birth to a miserable existence. Born in 1884 to poor farmers, as she grew her unattractive appearance and charmless personality became painfully apparent. Marrying and having a family was all that most women could hope for in those days, but it didn’t seem like Martha would succeed in that goal.…

New York’s Rocking Chair Riots

New York is one of America’s great cities. It has long been well-known for its world class museums, restaurants, shopping, and its beautiful parks. Tourists and residents alike flock to the Big Apple’s green spaces to experience a bit of nature and relaxation in the middle of a city. And when a businessman in the…

President Jefferson’s Murderous Sheep

Presidential pets often become as famous as their owners. There have also been a wide range of animals kept as White House pets, from an alligator to a wallaby to everything in between. One presidential pet stands out, though, but not because of its species. This pet is memorable because of its murderous temper. Thomas…

Ireland’s Most Haunted Castle

Don’t let its name fool you. Leap Castle, in Ireland’s County Offaly, is not named for people leaping off it. (In fact, Leap is actually pronounced “Lepp” in this instance.) It is however, reputed to be the most haunted castle in all of Ireland, and it may be the most haunted one in the world.…