• MDF | 10 Weird Plant-Animal Relationships – Listverse

    Species do not evolve in isolation. The web of life means that different species must adapt as they interact with each other. Between predator and...

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    Species do not evolve in isolation. The web of life means that different species must adapt as they interact with each other. Between predator and prey, there might be an evolutionary arms race as each struggles to beat the other. Although the interactions between two species can be far more interesting and involved, both species...
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  • MDF | 10 Modern Witch Hunts You Won’t Believe Happened Recently

    In the United States and other Western nations, children are often taught about the Salem witch trials that saw 19 men and women killed for...

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    In the United States and other Western nations, children are often taught about the Salem witch trials that saw 19 men and women killed for practicing witchcraft. These trials fell out of favor as society developed, but that’s not the case in other parts of the world. Across much of sub-Saharan Africa and other places,...
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  • MDF | 10 Epic And Totally Wacky Creation Stories From Around The World

    With the rise of global transportation and the Internet over the last few decades, the world seems just a little closer together, and the lines...

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    With the rise of global transportation and the Internet over the last few decades, the world seems just a little closer together, and the lines dividing countries and cultures have begun to blur. As a generation raised in a time of unprecedented sociocultural integration and exchange, we are privileged beneficiaries of these beautiful differences every...
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  • MDF | 10 Really Peculiar Victorian Deaths

    Death is always a tragedy to those who have lost someone close to them. Sometimes, though, it’s hard for the rest of us to keep...

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    Death is always a tragedy to those who have lost someone close to them. Sometimes, though, it’s hard for the rest of us to keep a straight face, particularly when people die in a ridiculous way. And there’s no shortage of ridiculous deaths through history. The Victorians, who took death so seriously, must have struggled...
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  • MDF | 10 Real Nature Discoveries Freaky Enough To Be Fictional

    Nature can be so serious. Most of the time, an intense survival game plays out. Yet, it is the more indirect side of the natural...

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    Nature can be so serious. Most of the time, an intense survival game plays out. Yet, it is the more indirect side of the natural world—the quirks—that keep scientists on their toes. From the biggest organisms on the planet that nobody ever sees to the Sun setting off explosives, nature seems to have a strange...
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  • MDF | 10 Evil Winter-Dwelling Beasts From Folklore

    With thoughts of sugarplums dancing in your head, you may not be worried about what goes bump in the night during these long winter months....

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    With thoughts of sugarplums dancing in your head, you may not be worried about what goes bump in the night during these long winter months. However, Santa Claus and Jack Frost aren’t the only characters that come with the cold, dark winter. Throughout history, several mythical creatures and monsters have scared generations of people who...
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  • MDF | 10 People Who Claim To Be Reincarnations Of Other People

    Stories of people claiming to be reincarnated from other people will pop up every now and then. Some claims are obviously hoaxes, and we do...

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    Stories of people claiming to be reincarnated from other people will pop up every now and then. Some claims are obviously hoaxes, and we do not need to scratch past the surface to find out. Others, however, cannot be easily passed off as such, especially when the person involved reveals private details about their former...
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  • MDF | 10 Alleged Ultra Top Secret Shadow Government Projects

    The idea of “secret projects” such as MKUltra were once considered complete fiction and nothing but conspiracy theories. As were secret projects to influence the...

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    The idea of “secret projects” such as MKUltra were once considered complete fiction and nothing but conspiracy theories. As were secret projects to influence the weather or the use of remote viewers by such intelligence agencies as the CIA. However, we now know that these efforts existed, at least on an initial research and experimental...
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  • MDF | 10 Rare Finds Proving The Ocean Is A Weird Place

    Deep under the waves, the ocean is not just a dark place. The underwater landscapes hold ancient events, mysterious animal behavior, and vast gardens of...

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    Deep under the waves, the ocean is not just a dark place. The underwater landscapes hold ancient events, mysterious animal behavior, and vast gardens of glass and octopuses. Each contributes new facts and riddles to this incredible aquatic world. However, the ocean also has a scary side—from wrecking the weather on land to blowing giant...
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  • MDF | 10 Reasons Angels Could Be An Alien Race Ignored By Science

    Although we will see specifically the Christian version of these beings, angels are an object of study and admiration in many cultures and religions around...

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    Although we will see specifically the Christian version of these beings, angels are an object of study and admiration in many cultures and religions around the world. In their variant recorded in the Holy Bible, these creatures are described as beings of extreme power and strength, responsible for performing tasks entrusted by God to fulfill...
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