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Playing With Radiation: The 1951 “Atomic Energy Lab” — For Kids!

The years following World War II were a glorious time for many Americans — financially speaking, anyway. There was a great wave of prosperity for middle-class working people, and the notion of a consumption-based society was just taking root. The market flooded with new, high-tech products that could now be produced thanks to the end of […]

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What Scientists Discovered at the Bottom of the World’s Deepest Hole

Considering some of the bizarre, nightmare-inducing creatures recently discovered at the most extreme depths of the Earth’s oceans [like these horrifying specimens, caught on live video near the bottom of the famous Mariana Trench], it’s surprising we haven’t heard more about what lies within the deepest tunnels and crevices on dry land… especially considering that […]

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Trigger Happy: The Hallucinogenic Horror of Shaye Saint John

Back up, boys and girls… this is gonna get weird. In a way, the following story fits into the pantheon of creepypasta without necessarily being labeled as one; that’s mainly because the mythos which has grown up around the utterly bizarre, surreal and morbidly fascinating character named Shaye Saint John has long since overshadowed the […]

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Did Adolf Hitler Really Invent the Sex Doll?

While historians have recorded the battles, atrocities, and ghost blimps of World War II in great detail, Hitler’s secret sex doll program remains shrouded in mystery to this day. The Borghild Project was (supposedly) a super-secret attempt to stop the spread of syphilis by providing Nazi soldiers with inflatable sex dolls. That’s right: Hitler invented […]

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Mad Genius Builds Incredibly Dangerous Laser Cannon — and it Works!

The young hobbyist who calls himself “StyroPro” doesn’t exactly look like a James Bond villain or a SkyNet-designed cyborg… but the weapon he just built and tested in his own shop looks like the most ridiculously evil death ray ever invented. As reported recently in Popular Science, the extreme laser enthusiast had previously designed and constructed […]

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Secret Search for the “Gateway of the Mind” Ends in Horror — and Death

According to most accounts, today’s creepypasta allegedly took place within an undisclosed scientific facility in the year 1983, and its status as one of the internet’s most terrifying mysteries has been steadily rising since it was first circulated via Reddit’s NoSleep community in 2012. While it bears a strong resemblance to another infamous urban legend, […]