Posted on: March 1, 2020 Posted by: Wackoid Comments: 4

Haunting last words of doomed airplane pilots Black boxes record everything going on in the cockpits of crashing planes. These are the last words of their doomed pilots.

It’s statistically safer to travel in an airplane than by car, but that doesn’t mean accidents don’t happen. While airplanes go through rigorous maintenance and crashes are relatively rare, airplane crashes happen for a wide variety of reasons – attacks, miscommunication, and electrical malfunctions are all possible risks. There are rarely survivors. Here are the most haunting last words from pilots moments before their fatal crash. Pacific Southwest Airlines, Flight…

Posted on: March 1, 2020 Posted by: LULZ Comments: 1

These ancient technologies were way ahead of their time Incredible artifact discoveries reveal many ancient cultures were capable of far more than previously thought.

People tend to think of ancient civilizations and their technologies as primitive, but while certainly not as impressive as our 2020 technology trends, it’s still incredible what they were able to do with the limited tools and resources available to them. Incredible artifact discoveries have shown that some of these cultures were way ahead of their time and capable of far more than previously thought. From ancient alarm clocks to…

Posted on: February 28, 2020 Posted by: Jeremy Taylor & Malachi B. Comments: 1

The most notorious insane asylums in history Gothic palaces of abuse and neglect that will send a chill down your spine.

Before 1844, the mentally ill were stashed away in prisons and the basements of public buildings. But in the middle of the 19th century, reformers like Dorothea Dix pushed to improve the standing of those with serious mental illness, an effort that led to the construction of sprawling psychiatric hospitals with names like the State Lunatic Hospital at Danvers and the Athens Lunatic Asylum. Many of these new facilities were…

Posted on: February 25, 2020 Posted by: Veronica Rodriguez & Editor Comments: 3

The 15 red flags that reveal you’re about to get fired It's better to have quit than having been fired. Look out for these signs that definitely mean your company wants you gone.

People can get fired for any number of reasons – for the way they look, the things they say, not “voluntarily” doing those lame social events, and approximately 1,692 other excuses. If you’ve ever been kicked to the curb you know the feeling of embarrassment and anger that can come with it. If you’ve never experienced it, we salute you and hope your lucky streak continues. Sometimes the best (and…

Posted on: February 25, 2020 Posted by: LULZ Comments: 1

20 crazy smart travel hacks that will level up your vacation Cheaper, faster, better, stronger.

Turn on “Private Browsing” for cheaper flights Airlines and travel sites are no different from other modern companies, and record as much data about you as possible. One of the things they do with this data is to jack up your price based on criteria like whether you’ve already searched for and seen any prices. This is to create a sense of urgency and encourage impulse buying. So give Private…

Posted on: February 24, 2020 Posted by: LULZ Comments: 3

Things school doesn’t teach you about money—but should Students are more ignorant than ever when it comes to real-world stuff like financial literacy.

Students today are being churned out of college more ignorant than ever before, at least when it comes to real-world stuff like financial literacy. A study in the Journal of Consumer Marketing reveals that the majority of college students now don’t even know the interest rates on their credit cards. That’s because behind the veneer of high tech gadgets, the whole education system is a relic from simpler times. Your…

Posted on: February 21, 2020 Posted by: Malachi B. Comments: 3

10 mysterious caves and tunnels nobody can explain Ancient goblin caves, underground pyramid secrets, Victorian crime dens, and even Satanic tunnels under a preschool. Let's go cavin'.

Humans have always been fascinated with spaces in the ground beneath our feet, whether for the possibility of discovering a long-lost civilization, the gates to the underworld, or forgotten treasures. When we can’t account for what we do find, these caves and tunnels become a gold mine for the inevitable folklore. Early humans often left tunnels behind without an obvious explanation – especially before written language was invented. Other times,…

Posted on: February 21, 2020 Posted by: LULZ Comments: 1

The symbiotic relationship of technology and education The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Technology and education are two words that define the modern era. The most significant difference between the past and the present is that we live in a technologically advanced society. That was never possible without education and incrementally building on the successes and mistakes of our forebears. To say that education has led to technological advancement is correct. But if we analyze the matter the other way around – that…

Posted on: February 20, 2020 Posted by: Malachi B. Comments: 2

Medieval gambling: high stakes games in the Middle Ages The folly of many, and suppressed whenever authorities felt the gentry were impoverishing themselves. It nevertheless flourished.

Just like today, people in the Middle Ages (5th to 15th century) liked to play games to pass the time. And where there’s games, there’s gambling. Gambling in the middle ages was of course a lot different from pointing your browser at King Casino and clicking yourself to victory on Jumanji video slot, but no matter what time period you’re from, backing games up with stakes will get your adrenaline…

Posted on: February 20, 2020 Posted by: Vijay Agarwal Comments: 2

The pitfalls of technology in education The advantages are undeniable, but watch out for these traps.

When it comes to shaping the world around us, technology is one of the most robust tools we can use. Plenty of educational institutions are riding this new wave of inventions into a bright future. The conveniences that come with using technology are currently unmatched. Teachers can now conduct lessons over the internet, issue and receive assignments, test, and grade their students without having to go to class. We see…

Posted on: February 19, 2020 Posted by: Wackoid Comments: 2

These are the most Instagrammed tourist attractions in the world Tourist destinations ranked based on the number of times they were tagged on Instagram.

If you’re a social media influencer and want to make it big on Instagram, you have to “wow” your followers by visiting the best tourist attractions in the world. And if you’re just one of Instagram’s one billion users, you’re going to show off your vacations any way. After all, most people don’t want to share the boring parts of their life. And now we know which tourist attractions are…

Posted on: February 7, 2020 Posted by: John Salazar & Editor Comments: 3

10 hilariously stupid products everyone knew would fail, and then they did Serious people in expensive suits looked at each other and agreed; we're gonna make baby food for adults and make a killing.

In their attempts to make their brands noticeable in the market, companies sometimes push out products that end up becoming legendary. And sometimes, not in a good way at all. Here are some of the worst products people with corporate salaries thought were a good idea – and that literally anyone could have told them is anything but. The Juicero Watch this video on YouTube San Francisco-based Juicero received $120…

Posted on: February 2, 2020 Posted by: Malachi B. and Editor Comments: 8

15 most legendary Reddit threads of all time From a guy running the same Civ game for 10 years, to another guy borking his mother, we have something to suit your taste.

Reddit is one of the largest content aggregation platforms out there, with hundreds of thousands of users and communities. And while Reddit has seen a decline in quality due to its attempts to become PC-compliant, there are still some gold nuggets along the way. But I don’t recommend anybody sifting through the garbage on Reddit just to find a good thread, so that’s why I’ve compiled the best moments for…

Posted on: February 2, 2020 Posted by: Malachi B. Comments: 0

How to write a killer essay The pen is mightier than the sword, but it's useless if you don't wield it right.

The pen is mightier than the sword, but it’s useless if you don’t wield it right. Great writing takes practice – a lot of it – and you need to have the insight to know which skills and techniques to work on. Nobody is expecting you to write like Mark Twain, but in a world of 6.5 billion literate people, the standards keep going higher. The best time to start…