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10 Pivotal Moments In The History Of The Hearse – Rare Norm

last month

Hearses have been around for a long time in various shapes and forms. At first, they were rudimentary structures—from stretchers that transported the dead to their final resting places to the shields that carried the lifeless bodies of ancient Spartan warriors after they fell in battle. Over time, the construction of these makeshift objects has […]

10 Bonus Secret Space Program Insiders – Rare Norm

last month

In decades past, the dangerous idea that a secret space program exists behind a veil of public disclosure was contained to a few offbeat publications and dark corners of used bookstores. But with the dawn of the Internet, these ideas began to spread, and a cast of characters that had once been threadbare and uncompelling […]

Top 10 Stomach-Churning Facts And Mishaps About Laxatives – Rare Norm

last month

Laxatives are not the ideal topic of discussion around a campfire or the dinner table. Frankly, the mere thought of such a bowel-loosening substance tends to make one gag given the explosively pungent end result. Nonetheless, certain historical facts are not only intriguing but distastefully entertaining as are the absurd mishaps and nightmares to which […]

10 Intriguing UFO And Alien Accounts From The Soviet Union – Rare Norm

last month

It’s been almost three decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Since then, information from the former USSR has flowed more freely. One of the perhaps unforeseen advantages—at least to UFO enthusiasts—was the plethora of suddenly available UFO and alien reports that had piled up in secrecy throughout the Cold War years. Here are […]

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

last month

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

last month

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

last month

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

a couple of months ago

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

a couple of months ago

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 […]

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