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10 Recent, Crazy Claims From Apparent Time Travelers – Rare Norm

10 hours ago

It is probably accurate to state that most people, even the most conservative and levelheaded of us, wish deep down that time travel was a real possibility. The ability to see the past or the future close-up, or (leaving aside all the paradoxes for a moment) to go back in time and right a wrong […]

10 Strange But True Cases Involving Scarecrows – Rare Norm

a couple of days ago

There is no doubt that scarecrows can be creepy. After all, they are associated with the end of the harvest and the dying off of the land. They also happen to be the focus of quite a few horror stories. While we seldom see scarecrows in their original form and in their natural elements today, […]

10 Moments In The History Of Nazi Speed Freaks – Rare Norm

a few days ago

Crystal methamphetamine has destroyed communities the world over and is now making its way into unlikely places, such as Iran and Iraq. Most of us don’t think of these areas as having drug problems. However, in the beginning, addicted users weren’t the only method by which methamphetamine ravaged countries and towns. The Nazi war machine […]

10 Unsolved Mysteries Of Ancient Egypt – Rare Norm

last week

Ancient Egypt has fascinated the imagination since we first cleaned the sands away from the Great Sphinx. For the past two centuries, it has been an obsession for archaeologists and historians. It is a land whose mysteries we have spent years slowly unraveling. Even after all this time, though, there is still a great deal […]

10 Terrible Fates Experienced By Blow-Up Dolls – Rare Norm

last week

In 2016, the University of Duisburg-Essen reported that more than 40 percent of the 263 heterosexual men who were surveyed could see themselves having a sex with a robot. Before sex toys got to the point where robots were a possibility, however, people had to settle for blow-up dolls and other rudimentary sex dolls. Many […]

10 Weird Realities Of Aerial Combat In World War I – Rare Norm

last week

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I (1914–1918). By 1914, the airplane was barely a decade old but it already held the potential to revolutionize warfare. Air combat during those brief four years resulted in one of the steepest technological and tactical learning curves in history. Here, we investigate […]

10 True Origins Of Myths And Legends – Rare Norm

a couple of weeks ago

There’s no room for stories of evil monsters, ghostly ships, or oracles and their priestesses in the cold light of the rational 21st century. The ancient myths and legends that have come down to us are seen as no more than the creation of someone’s overworked imagination. However, many of these seemingly impossible tales do […]

10 Mind-Bending UFO Encounters From South Africa – Rare Norm

a couple of weeks ago

While South Africa undoubtedly has a long, rich, and intriguing history, it also has an equally rich collection of UFO and alien encounters that rival almost anywhere in the world. Furthermore, these sightings have seemingly been increasing steadily since the early 1970s. While some are more credible than others, much like anywhere else in the […]

10 Everyday People Who Made Their Fortunes From Trash – Rare Norm

a couple of weeks ago

The average person throws away about 3 kilograms (7 lb) of trash a day. While most of us moan and groan about taking out the garbage on Tuesday mornings, some people have found opportunity and even fortune in the trash we discard every day. Have you ever considered looking through your trash—or anyone else’s—for treasure? […]

10 Strange Tribes Ancient Explorers Insisted Were Real – Rare Norm

a couple of weeks ago

Not every fantastic creature comes from fairy tales. Some of the strangest are ones that, 2,000 years ago, explorers insisted were real. When the first natural scientists were trying to catalog every tribe and creature that existed on this Earth, they wrote down some strange things. If you traveled far enough away from civilization, they […]

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