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Milgram Obedience Study and What It Reveals about Human Nature

By |2019-11-10T13:23:22+03:00November 10th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , |

Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted his famous series of experiments widely known as Obedience Study almost 60 years ago. The ethics of the experiment have since been subject to criticism. However, it raised important questions about the power of authority in achieving obedience. In this article, we take a look at the Milgram Experiment [...]

7 Famous Fairy Tales That Are Based on Gruesome True Life Stories

By |2019-11-10T11:33:31+03:00November 10th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology, Literature|Tags: , , , , , |

What is it about fairy tales that captivate the imaginations of children? Could it be that underneath the thin veneer of fiction lies a much darker truth to the tales? Did you know that the most famous fairy tales are based on gruesome real-life stories? Here are just a few: Famous Fairy Tales and the [...]

The Psychology of Angels of Mercy: Why Do Medical Professionals Kill?

By |2019-10-31T10:01:21+03:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Dark Personalities, History & Archaeology, Personality|Tags: , , , |

Angels of mercy are known by two definitions. One is considered a benevolent watchful spirit, and the other a bringer of death. The angel of mercy I refer to today is the one who brings death by my own hands. They’re not winged creatures sent by God, no. They’re more like hospital employees killing patients [...]

Guy Fawkes Day: The History Behind the Gunpowder Plot

By |2019-10-25T15:59:35+03:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology|Tags: , , |

"Remember remember the 5th of November, gunpowder, treason and plot." Everyone in the UK celebrates Guy Fawkes Day on the 5th of November. We huddle around bonfires. We gaze into the night’s sky to marvel at dazzling fireworks. In fact, since the Gunpowder Plot, we still have a tradition where royal bodyguards will search underneath [...]

The True Meaning of Halloween and How to Tune into Its Spiritual Energy

By |2019-10-17T15:23:43+03:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: History & Archaeology, Paranormal, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

As we head deeper into Fall, our thoughts turn to Halloween and the spooky celebrations October brings. Halloween is a fun and exciting time, but in the chaos of the festivities, we might be losing touch with its true meaning. The meaning of Halloween is somewhat difficult to pinpoint. This spooky holiday is rooted in [...]

The Origin of Halloween and Its Forgotten Ancient Roots

By |2019-10-12T15:22:52+03:00October 13th, 2019|Categories: History & Archaeology, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , |

Halloween brings jack-o-lanterns, candy, and decorations, but, do we really know anything about this holiday's origin? The history of the beginning of Halloween is debated among many people, groups and spiritualists. So, you might say that Halloween has more than one origin. The historical origins are usually considered the absolute truth and beginning of the [...]

14 Origins of Phrases You Probably Use Every Day but Had No Idea about

By |2019-06-20T17:15:53+03:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology|Tags: , , , , , , |

Have you ever walked into a tiny room and thought ‘I couldn’t swing a cat in here?’ Have you ever ‘rubbed someone up the wrong way?’ These are examples of phrases we use all the time, but do you know their origins? I love words. I love metaphors, words that come from foreign languages, I [...]

10 Little-Known Origins of Words That Come from People’s Names

By |2019-06-10T19:01:09+03:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology, Weird & Unbelievable Facts|Tags: , , , |

Does anyone fancy a ham and cheese stamford? You might be eating one right now if that particular Earl had invented what we all now know as the sandwich. Here are some other origins of words that come from people’s names. It’s a famous story but let’s just recap for a moment. The Earl of [...]