Appreciate A Dragon Day, January 16th

dragon-rider-1-1680x1050The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, Flight of Dragons, The Dragon Riders of Pern, How to Train a Dragon and Harry Potter are all books and films that explore dragons in one way or another.

Appreciate A Dragon Day is a day set aside to celebrate this cultural icon

Dragons have been part of culture and mythology for hundred if not thousands of years.  Appreciate a Dragon Day is the …

Spotlight On Superman

Many SupermenSuperman was brought to life by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in the mid 1930s.  He made his first public appearance in Action Comics Number 0ne dated June of 1938.

Superman was born as Kal El on the planet Krypton to Jor El and Lara. Jor El was one of Krypton’s leading scientists and as such was an important member of the Science Council, the body of people who ruled the planet.

Though no one …

December 21, 1872: Phileas Fogg wins his bet

FoggBy Aaron Falkenstein Could He Travel Around the World in 80 Days?If Phileas Fogg won this same bet today, the converted value of his wager would be $4.4 millionIn 1872, after completion of the Suez Canal, the transcontinental railroad in the United States, and the Great Indian Peninsular railway, the journey around the world was reduced time wise. What had once taken several years could now be done in a few months. This…

Hauntings, Hysteria And Hilarity: A Visit To The Oddporium

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(PCM) Recently, PopCultureMadness’s Director Of Operations Kristyn Clarke and Editor Stephen Nepa began a weekly podcast titled “Coffee And Conspiracy“!  The podcast is dedicated to analyzing the world’s many mysterious conspiracies, unexplained occurrences and life’s little nuances. It also tackles pop culture in general, as Stephen and Kristyn share their thoughts and opinions on various topics such as film, television, politics, media and more.

Often the pair are joined by special guests and …

Taking A Drive Down Delaware’s Devil’s Road! Are The Legends True?

Image courtesy: The Cult House of Beaver Valley Facebook page

As we enter into the Halloween season many people are in search of various local haunts and urban legends to check out and give themselves a good spook. One infamous urban legend in the area of Delaware and Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania is the mysterious Cossart Road, otherwise known as Devil’s Road to the locals, which is said to be home to the Cult House and …

Living Legend Nik Wallenda is Flying High in Philadelphia

Big Apple Circus Wows Crowds at the Philadelphia Mills Mall Through Sunday, June 24When Nik Wallenda was just two years old he learned how to walk on the hire wire by holding his mother’s hand. He has never looked back from that lofty career move that continues to capture everyone’s imagination.

A seventh-generation member of the legendary Wallenda acrobatic family, known for his incredible feats as an acrobat and high wire artist, he is …

Nik Wallenda Soars to New Heights in the Big Apple Circus

Performer Nik Wallenda Dazzles Audiences at the Big Apple Circus and BeyondWhen Nik Wallenda was two years old he learned how to walk on the hire wire by holding his mother’s hand. He has never looked back from that lofty career move.

 

A seventh-generation member of the legendary Wallenda family, known for his incredible feats as an acrobat and high wire artist, Nik is currently holding court at the Big Apple Circus at …

What Really Happened To Amelia Earhart?

(PCM) The details surrounding the disappearance of pioneering female pilot Amelia Earhart has been something that has baffled experts and historians, as well as, everyday people for years. Many at one point or another thought that they had it figured out and then all of a sudden new evidence will surface and many of their theories ended up being tossed away. Did Earhart’s plane really crash? Did she survive the crash? How come her body …

A Search For Answers! What Really Happened In Roswell, New Mexico?

(PCM) A favorite topic among many conspiracy theorists is just what exactly occurred in the town of Roswell, New Mexico in July of 1947. The incident is one of the most widely speculated stories of government cover-up and to this very day, we still have very little information about what actually occurred. Could the government have really tried to cover-up the existence of UFO’s (Unidentified Flying Objects) and alien life forms?  Or was it really …

What Happens When We Lose 28,000 Rubber Duckies At Sea?

(PCM) Everyone knows that rubber duckies can make bath time lots of fun, you know because Sesame Street’s Ernie told us so, right? Well, bath time was far less fun for a lot of businesses who were expecting a shipment of rubber duckies, 28,000 of them to be exact, that went missing at sea back in 1992. In fact, funny enough, rubber duckies from this very same shipment still continue to wash up on shore …

Mothman: A Look At Where The Legend Began And Does It Really Exist?

(PCM) Many of you have probably heard about the legendary Mothman, a mysterious half bird, half man looking creature that is said to haunt the woods near the area of Point Pleasant, West Virginia in the late 1960’s. The first mention of the Mothman was published in the Point Pleasant Register in November of 1966, where the story claims that a couple driving in the area spotted a “man-sized bird … creature … something”.  Later …

Scientists Have Discovered A Faceless Fish And It Is Nightmarish!

(PCM) Researchers from Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and Museum Victoria were recently out on an expedition and during their studies they came across a very rare find. While out on the sea they discovered a very odd species of fish that resembles something that might come out of our own nightmares, or perhaps a horror film of some sort, as this particular species of fish literally has no face!

The researchers …