Thomas Edison Was A Prankster

(PCM) Thomas Edison is often recognized as one of America’s greatest inventors and businessmen. He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures. Those devices include the phonograph, the motion picture film camera and most importantly the practical electric light bulb to only name a few. He was a prolific inventor, holding 1,093 US patents in his name, as well as patents in other countries, but …

Full Moons On Friday The 13th

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Friggatriskaidekaphobia: the fear of Friday the 13th is the most widespread superstition in the United States today.

Paraskevidekatriaphobics are people afflicted with a morbid, irrational fear of Friday the 13th. It is estimated that this affects between 17 and 21 million Americans. Some people won’t get out of bed; others won’t fly, buy a house or act on a hot stock tip. Still others won’t work, eat in restaurants or get married on a …

Why Did They Remove Lenin’s Brain?

(PCM) Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by the alias Lenin, was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He is credited with creation of the Soviet Union and was a feared political figure until this death at the young age of 53 in January of 1924.

Lenin’s cause of death was a series of strokes that began occurring when he was just 50 years old. He was also suffering from various levels of decline …

What Is The Human Genome Project?

(PCM) The Human Genome Project was completed on April 14th of 2003 and it was a breakthrough for scientific researchers across the globe, however many of you may be wondering what exactly The Human Genome Project is and just why it is so important.

First let’s look at the definition of a genome. A genome is an organism’s complete set of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), a chemical compound that contains the genetic instructions needed to develop …

The Gruesome Story Of The Lindow Bog Bodies

(PCM) In 1983, the preserved head and other tissue fragments of a woman were discovered in a peat bog at Lindow Moss near Cheshire, England. The partially preserved body was discovered by commercial peat cutters Andy Mould and Stephen Dooley. They first noticed an unusual item on the conveyor belt, which was similar in shape and size to a football. They took the object from the conveyor to examine it more closely. After they removed …

Can Mental Illness Be Misdiagnosed Or Even Faked?

(PCM) Mental illness is a real condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide, however often times it can be incredibly hard to detect. Some forms of mental illness show little to no physical symptoms, so it can be truly difficult for medical professionals to get to the bottom of what is truly going on.

This article is not meant to question those who suffer for various forms of mental illness, but rather look at the …

Can Mental Illness Be Misdiagnosed or Even Faked?

(PCM) Mental illness is a real condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide, however often times it can be incredibly hard to detect. Some forms of mental illness show little to no physical symptoms, so it can be truly difficult for medical professionals to get to the bottom of what is truly going on.

This article is not meant to question those who suffer for various forms of mental illness, but rather look at the …

Who Invented Frozen Food?

(PCM) Many of us pass by the frozen foods section of the grocery stores at least once a week. It seems as if frozen meals and vegetables have been around forever. We stock up on these frozen dishes for easy meal prep and when fresh foods are just not easily available.

Thinking about frozen meals left us wondering who was the genius that first discovered a way to freeze food in the first place. Despite …

Did You Know There Really Is No ‘Unknown Soldier’?

(PCM) As we continue to make strides in the areas of scientific and technological discoveries many mysteries of the bygone era are beginning to be solved.

For example, did you know that there is really no “Unknown Soldier” from the Vietnam War at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery? Thanks to some major advancements in DNA testing the soldiers body that was interred there from 1974 to 1998 was eventually identified.

The …

Technology Fluke Leads To Only Pre-War Television Footage In Existence!

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(PCM) A very strange occurrence took place in the year of 1938, when two RCA engineers in New York City managed to pick up a “televisor” signal from the BBC due to freak weather incident (one in which the conditions had to be just right) and this footage is said to be the only pre-war footage of television in existence.

The signal that was picked up on contains a four minute …

A Brief History Of The March Of Dimes Organization

(PCM) Back in the year of 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, often referred to as FDR, founded an organization which was then called the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. The foundation’s mission was to find a cure for polio, which FDR contracted.

The foundation immediately gained intense popularity, mostly due to its’ founder and the nations’ support for him. FDR believed that if everyone donated only a dime then polio could eventually become eradicated. After …

The Mystery Behind The Shroud Of Turin

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(PCM) The Shroud of Turin, which is a length of linen cloth that is said to mysteriously bear the image of man who many speculate as Jesus of Nazareth, has been an item that has created a huge debate among theologians and conspiracy theorists for years. The cloth is rumored to be the burial shroud that Jesus was wrapped in after his crucifixion. To this day the Catholic Church has neither rejected …

How Hurricanes Get Their Names And Why!

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(PCM) Hurricanes have been a very dangerous and destructive weather phenomenon that have affected our planet for centuries. Most of them have been named by the World Meteorological Organization and the National Weather service to avoid confusion between storms and make the lines of communication a bit easier. By naming the storms meteorologists are able to easily identify the storms and track their movements across the oceans. Many times there are multiple storms occurring at …

Are Personal Horoscope Readings Accurate Or A Scam?

(PCM) There are many believers in the mystical arts such as astrology, tarot, palm readings, etc, however are they actually accurate or do we just blindly accept what we want to hear? While there is no doubt that the stars were aligned in a very specific way when each and every one of us was born, does this really hold any actual power over certain aspects of our personality and our interpersonal relationships with others.…

The ‘Meister Print’: Fact Or Fiction?

(PCM) In case you haven’t heard of it, the “Meister Print” is a fossilized sandal print that was discovered by a man named William J. Meister in 1968. It wasn’t only the sandal print that was so fascinating, but rather what was inside of the print that amazed historians. The right-sided sandal print contained a trilobite, supposedly 500 million years extinct before man walked upon the face of the Earth.

There is definitely a bit …

What Really Goes On At Area 51?

(PCM) One of the biggest conspiracy theories out there is just what happens at Area 51, the governments top secret military base located in a remote area of the Nevada desert. Area 51 is a United States Air Force facility and is a remote attachment to the more publicized Edwards Air Force base. Area 51 has always been shrouded in secrecy, leading many to believe that it is the place where the government is conducting …

The Robot Revolution! How Far Is Too Far?

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(PCM) We have seen news about advancement in the areas of technology and robotics growing at a rapid speed over the last several years. In the early days, many robots appeared to look very mechanical, such as being made of metal and having various buttons and dials, however now the robots that are being created are looking more and more life-like each and every day, almost to a scary degree. Many have …

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 …

Flu Facts! A Look The Odd, Scary and Interesting History Of The Virus!

(PCM) Even mentioning the word flu can send waves of fear through people and send them heading straight underneath the covers or to the nearest health clinic for a vaccination. There are many different strains of the flu virus. Some are relatively mild, while others can lead to more serious health complications including pneumonia and even death.

Throughout history there have been several major flu pandemics that broke out all over the globe. The most …

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 …

The Strange Occurrence Of Siberian Orange Snow

(PCM) A very strange weather phenomenon occurred in the Siberian region of Russia in early 2007 and then again in 2015 when orange colored snow poured forth from the sky, baffling both residents and scientists. The orange snow fell throughout an area of about 580 square miles that is located about 1,400 miles from Moscow.

Residents of the region, as well as, weather experts began to speculate about a variety of reasons for the snow’s …

Where Do Blue-Eyes Really Come From?

(PCM) Did you know that all blue-eyed human beings are said to have a single common ancestor? A research study conducted by the University of Copenhagen in 2007 revealed that blue colored eyes are caused by a single genetic mutation that occurred 6,000-10,000 years ago. This research proves that all blue-eyed individuals can be linked back to this single common ancestor who resided in a region near the Black Sea.

In the beginning we all …

Chimps Have Learned To Play The Rock, Paper, Scissors Game

 

(PCM) Just when we thought we had heard it all, a new report from the Kyoto University’s Primate Research Institute in Japan has revealed that the chimpanzee’s who reside in their facility have actually learned how to play the infamous rock, paper, scissors game. According to Phys.org, “Chimpanzees of all ages and all sexes can learn the simple circular relationship between the three different hand signals used in the well-known game rock-paper-scissors. Even…

Dihydrogen Monoxide: One Of The Greatest Internet Hoaxes Or An Great Educational Tool?

(PCM) What is Dihyrdogen Monoxide? Could this chemical compound be making us sick? Could we really die from ingesting Dihydrogen Monoxide? These are just some of the questions an average person might have when they are attempting to research or study any type of new chemical compound and are worried, due to reports in the media, about certain health dangers associated with coming in contact with these chemicals. But are people really asking these questions …

KFC Has Launched A Chicken Sandwich Into Space!

(PCM) KFC is certainly showing their dedication and determination with marketing their new Chicken Zinger sandwich, as they have become one of the first fast food chains to launch a chicken sandwich into space. The sandwich is even housed in an appropriately bucket-shaped satellite! The company really pulled out all the stops with this campaign, but it is definitely garnering them some headlines just by the pure bizarre nature of it alone!

The KFC bucket …

Could Some Chronic Diseases Be Linked To Your Birth Month? Science Says Yes!

(PCM) Some of us are big followers of astrology and others not so much, but did you know that according to some recently conducted research your birth month could be linked to certain chronic diseases, putting you at a potentially higher risk.

The research study was recently published in Science Direct via the Medicina Clinica and they have found that many of the chronic diseases we develop as adults can be strongly linked to the …

Anonymous Claims NASA Is About To Reveal Details About Alien Life

(PCM) A new YouTube video posted by the hacking group Anonymous claims that NASA has concrete proof of alien life and will soon be releasing the truth to the general public. In the 12-minute video released by Anonymous they explain that NASA has already been in contact with the intelligent extraterrestrial civilizations and this proves the theory that intelligent life forms exist on planets other than Earth.

Anonymous goes on the further explain that NASA …

Company Set To Begin Clinical Trials To Bring People Back From The Dead

(PCM) A Philadelphia- based firm called Bioquark are gearing up to begin their initial round of clinical testing in an attempt to bring people back from the dead. After many years of research the company revealed in late 2016 that they believe that brain death is not permanent and could perhaps be reversible.

The CEO of the company Ira Pastor has now revealed that the company will begin testing a newly developed stem cell method …

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 …

Curious About What Humans Will Look Like 1,000 Years From Now?

(PCM) Human beings as a species are constantly evolving and with the continued growth of technology, it leads us to wonder just where human evolution will end up in the next 1,000 years or so. We have always heard the rumors that there will eventually be chips implanted under our skin for identification and different chips implanted in our fingers to that we could swipe to use as payment when shopping. Many even wonder if …

Artist Creates ‘Euthanasia Roller Coaster’ Designed To Kill It’s Riders

(PCM) An artist by the name of  Julijonas Urbonas has created what is arguably one of the most controversial inventions. His project is called the “Euthanasia Coaster”, which is a roller coaster that is designed to kill its’ riders. According to his website, Urbonas says his coaster design is “a hypothetic roller coaster, engineered to humanely—with elegance and euphoria—take the life of a human being.”

It sounds a little demented and creepy to us, but …

You Can Now Wear The New Nano Bible As Jewelry

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(PCM) An Israeli company has created the Nano Bible, which is a microchip the contains the entire New Testament that can be worn as jewelry.

The size of the Nano Bible is less than a fifth of an inch square and it can be mounted on a necklace worn around your neck. However, in order to actually read the Nano Bible you will need a special microscope.

Included in the Nano Bible is the original …

Young Girl Killed By A Brain-Eating Amoeba Was One In A Billion

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(PCM) You may have seen several stories popping up around the web warning people about the dangers of swimming in fresh water lakes and ponds, as there are potentially lethal amoebas lurking under the surface.

The reports began circulating after a 9-year old girl by the name of Hally Yurst passed away on July 9th after a waterborne, brain-eating amoeba caused her death.

As terrifying as it sound sounds, Yurst’s family has come forward and …

Could Sniffing Farts Really Be Good For You?

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(PCM) Somehow I feel like this going to be another one of those stories that gets debunked or proven false rather quickly, however it has been stated scientifically that smelling small doses of farts could be beneficial to your overall health.

Researchers have found that small doses of hydrogen sulfide help keep cells healthy and can assist with warding off diseases such as diabetes, dementia and even certain forms of cancer.

The researchers found that …

British Airways Unveils The ‘Happiness Blanket’

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(PCM) Is it just me or does there seem to be quite a bit of experimenting with people’s moods going on lately. First there was the news about Facebook’s experiments with users moods and emotions and now British Airways has unveiled the ‘happiness blanket’ which is being used to conduct research on passengers moods while traveling.

The ‘happiness blanket’ is supplied by British Airways to travelers and features both neurosensors and fiber optics, which are …

Facebook Uses A Social Experiment To Manipulate Users’ Emotions

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(PCM) I somehow feel so used!  It seems that Facebook has been taking part in a little social experiment that began back in 2012.

The company allegedly subjected nearly 700,000 users to unknowingly have their feeds altered to study and gauge the effects on emotions.

Facebook created the social experiment to see if the content that appears in a person’s news feed would have the ability to influence their overall mood.

It has long been …

Ever Wonder If You Could Play A Tree Trunk On A Record Player?

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(PCM) I have no idea why I am just discovering this brilliant story now, but an artist by the name of Bartholomäus Traubeck has been using cross-sectional slices of a tree stump and playing them on a converted record player to create various pieces of music.

The sounds created are both beautiful and haunting and how each piece of music turns out depends upon the type of wood and species of tree.

Here’s how it …

Paraplegic Wearing An Exo-Skeleton Suit Kicks Off The World Cup

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(PCM) In what was truly an amazing feat a young paraplegic man kicked-off the 2014 World Cup in Brazil wearing a mind-controlled robotic suit. The paraplegic man was able to walk onto the field and kick the soccer ball to give the game quite the emotional start.

The suit is part of the “Walk Again Project” and the specially designed exo-skeleton consists of small motors that allow a paralyzed person to walk and even kick …

How Cow Cologne Could Stop Mosquito Bites

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(PCM) A company out of California has just earned a Gates Foundation grant to continue its’ research and experimentation with an unorthodox form of pest control which is cow cologne.

Created by ISCA Technologies, the cow cologne according to Smithsonian is “a mildly-scented shampoo-y goo is sprayed onto a cow that makes the animals smell like humans from several weeks to months.”  The idea to trick the mosquitoes into biting the cows instead of humans. …

Are Hurricanes With Female Names Really More Deadly?

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(PCM) This past Sunday marked the start of hurricane season and a new study reveals that hurricanes named after females turn out to be more deadly than those named after males.

It has been tradition that hurricanes are given names such as Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Andrew and now researchers at the University of Illinois have discovered that the gender assigned to a particular hurricane may play a role in predicting the number of fatalities …

Man Predicts “The Big One” Earthquake Will Hit On July 12th, 2014

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(PCM) A Pittsburgh man by the name of David Nabhan, claims that he has discovered a way to pinpoint and predict with a certain level of accuracy when and where earthquakes are set to occur.

In his new book, “Eathquake Prediction: Answers in Plain Sight”, Nebhan claims that the next big earthquake that will hit the Los Angeles area will occur at a predictable time. He lists several key indicators such as conjoined lunar and …

Yet Another Bizarre Diet Trend! Edible Mist!

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(PCM) For those that are trying to eliminate calories all together, or the actual act of chewing, inventor Charlie Harry Francis has the answer for you with the Edible Mist Machine.

The machine is said to emit more than 200 flavors which are inhaled rather than eaten. In a press release for the machine, Francis claims “The range of flavors is massive and we can also produce you a personalized mist from pretty much anything …

Incredible Footage Captures A Supercell Storm In Wyoming

(PCM) It is not very often that Wyoming comes in the the headlines, but new footage of an incredible supercell storm system is definitely generating a lot of buzz.

The incredible image was captured by the Basehunters storm chasers group and shows the rotating updraft of a supercell thunderstorm over eastern Wyoming. For those that may not know, supercells are the largest, strongest, and long-lasting thunderstorms and most commonly occur in the Great Plains.

Today Is Being Labeled Space Monday! See A Rocket Launch, Mars And Total Lunar Eclipse

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(PCM) Today will be an absolutely epic day for space enthusiasts!  You will not only be able to witness a rocket being launched into space, but you will also be able to see Mars and witness a total lunar eclipse in the overnight hours.

Starting late this afternoon the private space company Space X will launch a robotic Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station.  The launch is set to begin at 4:58pm EST …

Incredible Video Shows A Near Miss Between A Skydiver And A Meteorite

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(PCM) A Norway man had quite the adventure during a recent skydiving excursion when he was nearly hit by a falling meteorite after its’ flame had gone out.  The entire ordeal was captured on the man’s helmet camera and it marks the first time that footage of a meteorite travelling through the air after its’ flame has gone out has ever been captured.

The man and the rest of the crew that was accompanying him …

A New Study Has Found That Left-Handed People Have Better Sex!

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(PCM) In a recent study that was conducted with about 10,000 participants it was concluded that 86% of left-handed people reported that they were “extremely satisfied” when it came to their sex life. Only a mere 15% of right-handed people reported that they are “extremely satisfied”.

With the results of the study in mind, Swedish intimate lifestyle company LELO, had designed a new sex toy just for left-handed individuals. The new toy named “DEXTRUS” is …

Scientists Claim They Have A Good Chance At Cloning 43,000 Year Old Woolly Mammoth

woolly-mammoth1(PCM) An international team of scientists at the North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk, Siberia are claiming that there is a very strong possibility that they will be able to clone a woolly mammoth that has been frozen for over 43,000 years.

The scientists claim that they will be able to extract DNA from the frozen woolly mammoth and mix it will that of an elephant and hope that the DNA will be the perfect material …

The Invasion Of The Snow Rollers…A Bizarre Weather Phenomenon

snow-roller1(PCM) We have definitely been having quite a bit of strange weather throughout much of the country for the last few weeks. Many people, especially in the Eastern states of Ohio and Pennsylvania have been experience one of mother natures more bizarre phenomenons with the appearance of snow rollers. Social media was erupting with people posting images of these strange snowballs popping up all of their their fields and yards.

The snow rollers are formed …

Mysterious “Jelly Doughnut” Rock Appears In Mars Rover Photo

(PCM) NASA researchers and personnel got a big surprise recently when a mysterious rock made its’ appearance in front of the Mars Opportunity rover.

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The incident occurred last week, in which the mysterious Martian rock that resembles a jelly doughnut made its’ surprise appearance in front of the rover which hasn’t moved in about a month while waiting for better weather conditions on the planet.

Researchers are fascinated by the rock because the more …

Fish Flash Frozen In Norway Bay

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(PCM) The incredible image above was captured after a very sudden dip in temperatures in Norway caused a Norwegian Bay near the tiny island of Lovund to suddenly freeze trapping thousands of fish that were swimming too close to the surface.

The sudden drop in temperature to minus 7.8 degrees Celsius was caused by a sudden harsh wind in the area. Normally the fish would be swimming underneath the ice, but it just so happened …