An Egyptian reptile alien lives on the back of Barack Obama's skull

Did you know that some genus of extraterrestrial reptilian lives on the back of the POTUS' skull. It's true! Like the spawn of some fantastical Stargate/Harry Potter/Super Mario Brothers: The Movie slash fiction, Barack Obama's cranium has become the host to a reptile invader from Dimension Haircut. We wouldn't have… » 2/20/12 10:25am 2/20/12 10:25am

The Secret Satanic Conspiracy Behind Madonna's Halftime Show

Sure, M.I.A.'s waggling middle finger caused a grand mal kerfuffle among the 37 Super Bowl viewers who were still sober enough to notice it. But far more insidious symbolism was at play during the 2012 halftime show. We are referring to, of course, the subliminal Satanic-Illuminati-Freemason messages that permeated… » 2/08/12 7:20am 2/08/12 7:20am

The most beautiful literary mystery in Edinburgh

Over the past year, Edinburgh, Scotland has witnessed the unfolding of a lovely and enigmatic homage to the written word. In libraries, theaters, and literary community centers, people began finding gorgeous, anonymously-created book sculptures. Each of these detailed artworks depicts a scene inspired by the books… » 12/07/11 11:00am 12/07/11 11:00am

Why are severed human feet washing up on the beaches of the Pacific…

The Salish Sea has been depositing some gruesome things on the shores of Washington and British Columbia. Single feet (and a few pairs) keep washing up on these cold, rainy beaches. Find out how many incidents there have been over the past five years, why it's always feet, and why they wash up on this particular… » 10/05/11 8:27am 10/05/11 8:27am

Explorers find bizarre, spaceship-like object at the bottom of the…

Several days ago, we reported that a Swedish team of shipwreck hunters discovered a strange, circular object at the bottom of the Baltic Sea that looks sort of like the Millennium Falcon. The group was using sonar to plumb the depths of the waters, hoping to find shipwrecks that might contain treasures they could… » 7/20/11 8:30am 7/20/11 8:30am

The biological reason why Henry VIII was a serial killer

Henry VIII achieved enduring fame (and portrayal by a series of skinnier and skinnier actors) by lopping off heads left, right, and center. Well, technically only left and right, since he ordered the execution of just two of his wives. Another two he disposed of legally, but less violently, through divorce and… » 3/04/11 7:00am 3/04/11 7:00am

In Death Valley, the rocks move when no one's looking

Unforgiving sun, punishingly hot days, freezing nights, no water, and a name like Death Valley keep people away from this ultra-dry section of California. Those who do venture there notice that sometimes, in some places, rocks just move. They don't do it a lot, and they never do it when anyone is watching. Make no… » 2/18/11 8:30am 2/18/11 8:30am

Carbon dating shows the world's most mysterious document may be older…

The Voynich Manuscript first came to (modern) light in 1912. It is named after Wilfrid Voynich, a rare book dealer who plucked the forgotten tome from a dusty shelf in a Jesuit college near Rome, and made it famous. Illustrations of planets, plants, and 'bathing' women decorate its pages. It is also covered with dense… » 2/11/11 8:00am 2/11/11 8:00am