10 Disturbing Facts About the Manson Family

In August 1969, the followers of Charles Manson committed some of the most horrific murders in American history. The series of crimes, collectively known as the Tate-LaBianca Murders, provided a wide-ranging aura of intrigue that involved psychedelic drugs, sex orgies, …

10 Incredible Facts About the Roman Empire

The Roman Empire has been represented in cultural contributions as diverse as the 1959 American film Ben Hur and the 1979 British film Monty Python’s Life of Brian. The Romans are the villains of the Christians’ New Testament. Yet they …

10 Notable People Who Were the Product of Incest

It was with great pride — and only mild nausea — that we shared with our readers 10 examples of historically significant people who committed incest through marriage. It left us curious, though: What about the offspring? Which people who …

Five science experiments for the kitchen

EXPERIMENT 1: MAKE YOUR OWN BLUE CHEESE! What you need: non-blue cheese (e.g. mozzarella, elemental, cheddar), blue cheese (rochefort, danblue, gorgonzola etc.), and a container. Take a piece of the blue cheese and scrape it on the cheese you want to …

Five do-it-yourself chemistry experiments

You want to impress your friends by turning bones into rubber? Determine how acidic or basic different items around the house may be? You can be a chemist too with these five chemistry experiments to try at home. Don’t worry. …

Five biological experiments you can do at home

1. HOMEMADE EXTRACTION OF YOUR OWN DNA Ingredients: transparent glass, salt, liquid soap, grapefruit juice, and alcohol (e.g. disinfectant, rum, vodka, etc.). The first step consists of spitting on the glass and adding a pinch of salt to it. Then, …

Top 10 evil narrators

Lolita, A Clockwork Orange, American Psycho ... many of these books were originally condemned as immoral for humanising the evil at their hear  Carnival of rape and violence … Malcolm McDowell as Alex in 1971’s A Clockwork Orange. Photograph: Allstar/Cinetext/Warner …

GRÍMSEY ISLAND

Grímsey is a green, grassy and particularly agreeable island, probably best known for its proximity to the Arctic Circle, which cuts across the island. Many visitors go there solely to step across that line, south to north. The island is …

HÓLAR IN HJALTADALUR

Hólar is one of the most famous historical sites in Iceland and was, for many centuries, an Episcopal See. It was also the capital of North Iceland for over 700 years. There has been a church on the site from the …

STÓRI- KARL

Langanes is a veritable outdoor paradise teeming with birdlife, great for nature study and hiking as well as some tangible history. A trip to the outlying peninsula is an unforgettable adventure, passing remnants of ancient farms and more recently deserted …