Weird World Facts


More on the Insatiable Hunt for Immortality: The Story of the Search for Shambhala and Where to Travel to Follow the Steps

We continue our conversation on immortality here today on Malorie’s Adventures as we discuss the search for Shambhala, a mythical kingdom mentioned in old Tibetan Buddhist lore and the places you can travel to in your own hunt to follow the trail. Even to this day, many believe that Shambhala is a hidden, mystical realm…
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The Dancing Plague of 1518: Exploring History’s Strangest Epidemic

Can you believe it’s been four years since the onset of COVID? Honestly, it all feels like a surreal blur nowadays. But amid the strangeness, there’s a historical epidemic that outdoes even this—the “Dancing Plague.” Picture this: back in the summer of 1518, Strasbourg, France, saw a bizarre phenomenon where hundreds were seized by an…
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History, Mystery, and The Search for Immortality: Travel Back in Time (and in the Present) to Learn About the Philosopher’s Stone

We’ve discussed the search for immortality several times this week with the Elixir of Immortality in China and the Fountain of Youth in the Americas. But what about one of the most famous searches for eternal life in the realm of alchemy? Yes, I’m talking about the Philosopher’s Stone. Even if you’ve only heard of…
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The Blood Falls: Antarctica’s Creepy Crimson Waterfall

In the remote and icy region of Antarctica’s McMurdo Dry Valleys, there exists a fascinating natural wonder known as the Blood Falls. This fascinating site gets its name from its eerie resemblance to a flowing stream of blood against the backdrop of the snowy landscape. And it comes as no surprise that over the years,…
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The Most Terrifying Cults In History and How They Ended

There is something about the idea of cults that fascinates me. Their secretive rituals, eccentric leaders, and the inevitable tragic endings. The members of these groups, who are often just collateral damage, don’t even know what they are getting themselves into. The groups are cloaked in mystery, manipulation, and deception. However, it’s not only the…
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Magnetic Hill: The Gravity-Defying Wonder of Ladakh, India

Hidden in the gorgeous landscapes of Ladakh, India, lies a natural wonder that defies the laws of gravity—the Magnetic Hill. This enigmatic phenomenon has intrigued travelers and scientists alike for generations. And honestly — it’s not too hard to understand why. Looking at the hill, you might wonder — What’s so special about it? But…
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