Saturday, October 20

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She’s Only 7 Years Old But Already Might Be Considered Indestructible

She’s Only 7 Years Old But Already Might Be Considered Indestructible

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Have you ever wondered how cool (or is it horrifying?) the world might be if superheroes actually existed? As a proud nerd, this is something I contemplate often. Ultimately, though, it's a futile line of thinking, because superheroes just don't exist...right? If the story of seven-year-old Olivia Farnsworth is to be believed, maybe superheroes are a lot closer to reality than we all thought... Farnsworth (pictured below) was only nine months old when her mother, Niki Trepak, noticed she was different. Facebook / Niki Trepak Trepak says it was around this time that her daughter stopped napping completely, and only seemed to need a couple of hours of sleep each night. It went on like that for quite a while. "I’ll always remember when she was ...
Victorian London Was Terrorized By More Than Bad Hygiene…Meet Spring-Heeled Jack

Victorian London Was Terrorized By More Than Bad Hygiene…Meet Spring-Heeled Jack

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Many parts of Victorian-era London were places you'd rather avoid after sunset. These seedier areas of the city could be great fun by day, but after dark, they tended to attract the wrong crowd, and they weren't always people.According to legend, these areas served as magnets for demonic beings -- beings like Spring-Heeled Jack. By our modern standards, the legend of Spring-Heeled Jack might seem tame. At the time, however, it caused people to panic. Getty Images The first recorded sighting of Jack occurred in 1837. A young woman by the name of Mary Stevens was walking to work after paying a visit to her parents. She decided to take a shortcut through the park. When she was about halfway through, a strange man jumped out at her from a dark alley. ...
This Is How Stonehenge Might Have Looked Back In The Day, And It’s So Weird

This Is How Stonehenge Might Have Looked Back In The Day, And It’s So Weird

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One of the greatest mysteries of the ancient world is that of Stonehenge. This hulking structure was constructed at some point between 3000 and 2000 BCE. Beyond the basics, however, researchers don't know much about the site's past. One English landscape architect is now exploring a rather interesting theory about Stonehenge's true purpose. In the process, she's come up with a new model for what the ancient site might've looked like when it was built. Sarah Ewbank posted the following pictures of how she believes Stonehenge originally looked. Sunhenge Ewbank believes that the stones we now see at the site used to be support columns for a giant roundhouse. She even speculates that the structure had a second story! ...