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11 Horrifying Ingredients In Vintage Beauty Products (And The Ones You Use Today)

People have been wearing makeup for centuries. I mean, Ancient Egyptians basically wrote the book on winged liner, am I right? Whether they were 18th-century gals looking to be pale as ghosts, or Ancient Greek ladies on a mission to slay the unibrow game, beauty has been a huge part of culture since the dawn of time. But it’s an ironic industry. As it turns out, beauty products were chock-full of not-so-beautiful ingredients back in the day, ranging from mercury to whale vomit. Oh, and they’re not […]

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Maine’s Legendary Giant Snake Just Made Another Appearance

This summer has been eventful for the residents of Westbrook, Maine. Since late June, residents have been catching glimpses here and there of a snake some say is as long as an 18 wheeler. While no one has been able to get close enough to the serpent to figure out what kind of snake it is, locals know that it’s a big one. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); They call her “Wessie,” and one recent discovery has only fanned the flames of her stardom. After briefly falling out […]

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How They Used To Do Perms In The 1920s and ’30s Seems Outrageous By Today’s Standards

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); When looking through vintage photos from the 1920s and ’30s, you’re bound to come across a few odd-looking images. It’s easy to forget just how different things were back then. But in some cases, things weren’t just different. They were downright horrifying (at least from our modern-day viewpoint). Take how they used to do perms, for example. That seriously looks like a machine out of “The Twilight Zone.” Getty Images googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); While it might look pretty freaky to us, back […]

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Today Is Australia Day, So Here Are 20 Horrid Things You Can Expect To Find There

To many folks, there is no place more magical than the land Down Under. Australia is a wonderful nation filled with wonderful people, and every year on January 26, Aussie people celebrate their heritage on the aptly named holiday of Australia Day. While Australia is a diverse country, it’s also home to more than its fair share of horrifying stuff. On this Australia Day, let’s take a moment to celebrate all of the epic nopeness that Oz has to offer. 1. Be careful while walking around holes […]

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These 11 Schemes Were Meant To Kill And Shame Fidel Castro, But They All Failed

Before Fidel Castro died of failing health on Friday, November 25, he survived an incredible 638 assassination attempts. The attempts were planned and executed during Castro’s reign as President of Cuba from 1975 to 2008. Ironically, it was the dictator’s own vices and failing health that led him to turn over power to his younger brother, Raúl Castro, in 2008. However, for 33 years, he managed to survive one attempt to kill and shame him after another. He once said, “If surviving assassination attempts were an Olympic […]

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This Is The Most Terrifying Haircut You’ll Ever See

Because it’s done WITH A SWORD. Nope, nope, nope. 1. Meet Vietnamese hairdresser Nguyen Hoang Hung. View this image › youtube.com 2. Hung’s style is ANYTHING but typical (or really, probably, safe). View this image › youtube.com 3. Because rather than scissors, Hung uses a friggin’ KATANA SWORD to cut hair. View this image › youtube.com 4. Which is why sitting in his chair can be an anxiety-producing nightmare. View this image › youtube.com 5. Though actually? He’s pretty handy with the blade. View this image › […]

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Some Extremely Bad, Government-Sanctioned Things Went On In This Building

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); If you know anything about the creepiness of early American history, then you certainly know about the Salem Witch Trials that took place in Salem, Massachusetts, between February 1692 and May 1693. The movement resulted in the brutal killings of 20 women before all was said and done. While the whole town bears the marks of these trials, one building in particular deserves the title of being the epicenter of evil. This is the Joshua Ward House. During the late 1600s, it was […]

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Someone Thought It Would Be A Good Idea To Build These Insane Statues

Public statues have long been staples of human civilization. They represent our greatest accomplishments and tell the world that we were here and that we did something. However, in recent years, statues have taken a turn from classically beautiful to downright bizarre. Whether these 20 pieces fall into the category of “art” is up for you to decide. 1. This is actually a hyperrealistic statue of a man walking in the snow. Seriously unsettling. Reddit / ShowingErin 2. Run! Just run! Reddit / Chartreuse_666 3. This one’s […]

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