10 Strange Ways Ancient People Tried to Heal Themselves

10 Strange Ways Ancient People Tried to Heal Themselves

Science is always changing, and the field of medicine is no exception. In fact, within the last century, the medical field has moved forward in veritable leaps and bounds. But you know what they say—we owe it to the ones who came before us. Even so, some of the things...
7 Unique Religious and/or Ethnic Groups in the Middle East

7 Unique Religious and/or Ethnic Groups in the Middle East

Most people think the Middle East—a transcontinental region arguably stretching from Egypt through Iran—is a uniformly Muslim place, with a small pocket of Jews in Israel, and scattered Christian communities around parts in close proximity to the Mediterranean. But...
8 Remarkable Magic Books Throughout History

8 Remarkable Magic Books Throughout History

If you’ve ever read a horror story like those by Stephen King or H.P. Lovecraft—or watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer—you’re probably familiar with the idea of creepy old books filled with magic spells somehow making their way into the modern world. But did you know...
Demonology in the Ancient and Modern World

Demonology in the Ancient and Modern World

If you’ve ever watched a famous horror movie about possession like The Exorcist, you’ve probably become at least a little intrigued by the notion of a whole science around unsavory, dark beings whose maleficent presence threatens mankind—or at least makes annoying...
6 Ancient Pieces of Wisdom About Health

6 Ancient Pieces of Wisdom About Health

With all the recent advances in science and medicine, it’s easy to believe that people weren’t really living well until the modern day. This notion only seems solidified when we look back at times past—there are plenty of plagues, diseases, and deplorable cures...
A Brief History of Human’s Interaction with Psychedelics

A Brief History of Human’s Interaction with Psychedelics

The modern history of psychedelics starts with one of the most astounding errors in science, when a Swiss chemist working to develop a stimulant for a well-known pharmaceutical company, discovered LSD instead. The revelation that he had after absorbing the substance...

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