The Black Dahlia Mystery Elizabeth Short was a 22 year old actress whose body was found on January 15, 1947 in a vacant lot in Leimert Park, a suburb of Los Angeles California, brutally murdered. As far back as the 1800s the press have given names to unknown murderers or murders, Jack the Ripper and… Read More
What started the “Tide Pods Challenge” and was it even real?
What started the “Tide Pods Challenge” and is it even real?Timeline Tide Pods Timeline: In February 2012, Procter & Gamble introduced the Tide PODS laundry detergent packs. By late 2013, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) claimed to have received more than 500 reports of incidents involving the pods with children and adults. On… Read More
50 Facts You Thought Were True, But Weren’t
50 Facts You Thought Were True, But Weren’t A lot of people have been taught misconceptions. How many of these facts did you believe to be true? When you pour from cartons with a screw on top on one end, like oil for your car or broth that comes in boxes, why do they splash… Read More
General Tom Thumb born January 4, 1837
P.T. Barnum had already made a name for himself as a showman before he discovered Tom Thumb. Barnum had toured the country with a woman who claimed to be George Washington’s nurse and was well over 100 years old. On that tour he was able to take in about $1500.00 a week, and with that… Read More
Why Do We Drop A Ball To Celebrate New Year’s Eve?
(PCM) All across the world folks will be celebrating the New Year with various customs and traditions, however one of the most well-known and well-preserved traditions takes place in heart of Times Square in New York City with the dropping of the now 11,875 pound ball adorned with over 2,500 Waterford Crystals and 32,000 LED… Read More
A Collection Of Some Strange And Unusual New Year’s Eve Traditions From Around The World
(PCM) As we gear up to ring in the New Year we got to thinking about some of the more strange and unusual customs and traditions for celebrating New Year’s Eve all over the world. Each country does something a little different. While some consist of traditional celebratory measures such as champagne toasting and making merry… Read More
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… Read More
Over 50 Christmas Facts, Trivia and Jokes, Plus The American Christmas Tree
Over 50 Christmas Trivia, Facts and Jokes And… The American Christmas Tree Christmas Trees In America (PCM) The New York Rockefeller Tree is probably America’s Most Famous. Each year, over a million locals and visitors, plus millions more on television since 1951, come to see the official lighting, now with over 40,000 lights and miles… Read More
Did Visa Cards Really Begin As A Social Experiment?
(PCM) If you were to check just about anyone’s wallet these days surely you would most likely find at least one credit or debit card tucked safely inside. It would also be a safe assumption to say at least one of these cards would bear the Visa logo, as it is certainly one of the… Read More
Nostradamus Born on December 14, 1503
Michel de Nostredame (December 14 1503 – 2 July 1566) is usually Latinized to Nostradamus, was a French mystic who published collections of prophecies that have since become famous worldwide. He is best known for his book Les Propheties (The Prophecies), the first edition of which appeared in 1555. Since the publication of this book,… Read More
Who is the Woman You Hear Singing “Baby It’s Cold Outside” with Dean Martin?
(PCM) Who is the woman you hear singing “Baby It’s Cold Outside” with Dean Martin? It took a little detective work to find the final answer(s). Baby It’s Cold Outside was written by Frank Loesser in 1944, and he originally sang it with his wife, Lynn Garland at their housewarming party, towards the end of… Read More
December 4, 1872, The “Mary” Celeste Found Abandoned
On December 4th 1872 the crew of the Dei Gratia was 400 miles off the shores of the Azures when a crew member spotted a ship that seemed to be adrift. The Captain, David Morehouse recognized the ship as The Mary Celeste which had left New York several days prior to Morehouse’s ship. The captain… Read More
DNA Evidence Reveals That It Was King Richard III’s Remains Found Under A Parking Lot Structure
(PCM) Researchers are nearly 100% sure, 99.999% to be exact, that the remains that were discovered underneath of a parking lot indeed are those of King Richard III. The details surrounding the King’s death have been a mystery for nearly 530 years. King Richard III died in battle in 1485 and part of the mystery… Read More
The Curious History Behind Krampus The Holiday Devil
(PCM) We all know the story behind the legend that is St. Nicholas a.k.a. Santa Claus who pays visits to well-behaved children all over the world rewarding them with gifts at Christmas. However did you know that according to Alpine folk-lore good ol’ St. Nick has a dark companion named Krampus, who travels around with… Read More
Thanksgiving History and Trivia
Thanksgiving History and Trivia The first Thanksgiving in North America was on September 8, 1565 in St. Augustine, Florida. Some say it was 1578, when an explorer Martin Frobisher held a Thanksgiving celebration for surviving his journey from England. The English settlers celebrated Thanksgiving on December 4, 1619, near Jamestown Virginia. The Pilgrims celebrated their… Read More
The Mystery Surrounding The D.B. Cooper Hijacking Lives On Over 40 Years Later!
(PCM) Many are familiar with the mysterious case of airplane hijacker D.B. Cooper, which currently remains the only unsolved airplane hijacking case in United States history and has led to thousands of conspiracy theories and ended in nothing but dead ends for FBI investigators. On November 24, 1971 an unidentified man, who called himself Dan… Read More
The Disappearance Of JFK’s Brain
(PCM) President John F. Kennedy was tragically assassinated on November 22, 1963. It was a death that forever scarred a nation and left law enforcement, scientists and historians baffled as conspiracy theories erupted in an attempt to analyze exactly what occurred on that fateful afternoon. We have all read the reports released by the Warren Commission,… Read More
Halloween Has It’s Revenge On Christmas With The Necrofeast
(PCM) How many of you have every heard of The Necrofeast? Don’t worry, we hadn’t either until we discovered quite a few pages on the internet dedicated to this relatively unknown macabre holiday that is celebrated from sunset to dawn on December 27th. According to the Facebook page dedicated Necrofeast, the holiday is influenced “by potpourri… Read More
The Mystery Behind The Shroud Of Turin
(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… Read More
The Most Stolen Piece Of Art Might Just Surprise You!
(PCM) It was very surprising for us to learn that Hubert and Jan van Eyck’s 12 panel Adoration of the Mystic Lamb (also known as the Ghent Altarpiece) is widely regarded as the most stolen art piece throughout history. It was robbed by Napoleon, nearly burned by Calvinists, sought after by the Nazis and that is… Read More
Collective Nouns – A Group of People, Animals and Things
A collective noun is a word that refers to a set or group of people, animals or things. Collective Nouns are also called Group Nouns and Group Names. A group of Albatross is called a Rookery. A group of Alligators is called a Congregation. A group of Angels are called a Host. A group of… Read More
Hauntings, Hysteria And Hilarity: A Visit To The Oddporium
(PCM) Recently, PopCultureMadness’s Director Of Operations Kristyn Clarke and Editor Stephen Nepa began a weekly podcast titled “Coffee And Conspiracy“! The podcast is dedicated to analyzing the world’s many mysterious conspiracies, unexplained occurrences and life’s little nuances. It also tackles pop culture in general, as Stephen and Kristyn share their thoughts and opinions on various… Read More
Some Odd Facts We Learned About Halloween
(PCM) As the Halloween holiday draws near many people are running around trying to decorate the house, figure out last minute unique costume ideas (no more from Frozen, please!), and stock up on plenty of treats. We took a moment to stop and think about the origins of Halloween and many of the myths surrounding… Read More
How Hurricanes Get Their Names And Why!
(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… Read More
Taking A Drive Down Delaware’s Devil’s Road! Are The Legends True?
As we enter into the Halloween season many people are in search of various local haunts and urban legends to check out and give themselves a good spook. One infamous urban legend in the area of Delaware and Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania is the mysterious Cossart Road, otherwise known as Devil’s Road to the locals, which… Read More
Visby Lenses Date Back 1,000 Years
(PCM) The Visby Lenses were found on the Swedish island province of Gotland What: Several lens-shaped pieces of quartz of varying size found in a Viking grave, dating back to the 10th century. Some are mounted in silver. Today, the lenses can be seen at Fornsal historical museum in Visby and the Swedish National Museum… Read More
See You Next Wednesday
(aMyth) “See you next Wednesday” was first heard in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. It was said to the astronaut, Frank Poole, by his wife and father, right before Hal killed everybody off. Frank was long gone by that referenced Wednesday. John Landis claims he originally had the movie idea as a fifteen year old,… Read More