(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
Stone Spheres of Costa Rica
(PCM) Stone Spheres of Isla de Caño, Costa Rica What: Over three hundred spheres of varying size (ranging from a few centimeters to 2 meters in diameter) scattered throughout the island. The largest weigh 30,000 pounds. Most are made of basalt (volcanic rock), but some are made of limestone or sandstone. They date back to… Read More
Could The Mystery Of The Bermuda Triangle Finally Be Solved?
(PCM) Some meteorologists say no, however new evidence was discovered claiming that hexagonal clouds which create “air bombs” with up to 170 mph winds may to blame for the dozens of ship and airplane disappearances in the region. The mysterious 500,000km square region in the North Atlantic Ocean has been linked to the strange disappearances of approximately… Read More
Scary Ghost Attacks Caught On Camera
(PCM) The summer is coming to an end. There is a chill in the air and leaves are falling all around. For a lot of people that means that Halloween is just around the corner. And if you’re not a fan of Halloween you can always settle for pumpkin pie. But were not… Read More
Ever Wonder How Many Ridges Are On A Reese’s Cup?
(PCM) The spirit of Halloween got us thinking about some of our favorite Halloween treats, especially the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and of course that led to us wondering just how many ridges are indeed on a full size Reese’s Cup. We have reached the conclusion that there are 66 ridges on a full size… Read More
Biggest Egos in History: Top Thirteen Infamously Egotistical People
(PCM) Did you ever wonder how someone with a tremendously huge ego could even fit their head through a doorway? A little bit of an ego never hurt anyone; being confident in oneself and one’s abilities are assets in life. But there are some people who just take it too far.Narcissistic and self-involved, egotistical people… Read More
200 Million Year Old Dinosaur Hatches At A Berlin Museum?
(PCM) This is definitely an interesting story and I am currently still trying to discover it’s validity, as I am only seeing it reported in few places thus far. I have checked it out on Snopes and it does not seem to be debunked yet. If this news it true, it will open new doors… Read More
Why Did They Remove Lenin’s Brain?
(PCM) Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by the alias Lenin, was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He is credited with creation of the Soviet Union and was a feared political figure until this death at the young age of 53 in January of 1924. Lenin’s cause of death was a series of strokes… Read More
The ‘Meister Print’: Fact Or Fiction?
(PCM) In case you haven’t heard of it, the “Meister Print” is a fossilized sandal print that was discovered by a man named William J. Meister in 1968. It wasn’t only the sandal print that was so fascinating, but rather what was inside of the print that amazed historians. The right-sided sandal print contained a… Read More
Ever Wonder Why A Mouse Cursor Is Slightly Tilted?
(PCM) Like us, you have probably wondered why your mouse cursor is slightly titled rather than straight, it is was always one of those on-going computer mysteries. Well, we have finally discovered the answer and it lies in a document from 1981. HacksandStuff.com revealed that according to an expert at StackExchange, Douglas Engelbart, the man who… Read More
What Really Goes On At Area 51?
(PCM) One of the biggest conspiracy theories out there is just what happens at Area 51, the governments top secret military base located in a remote area of the Nevada desert. Area 51 is a United States Air Force facility and is a remote attachment to the more publicized Edwards Air Force base. Area 51… Read More
Just The Best Punchlines… No Jokes Needed
Here are the best punchlines: (How many of the jokes do you know?) Why waste time listening to a long-winded joke? · Finding half a worm. · Its People! Soylent Green is people! · Orange you glad I didn’t say banana? · Not enough sand · I’ll have whatever she’s having! · I thought you… Read More
Thomas Edison Was A Prankster
Thomas Edison: Prankster Thomas Edison is often recognized as one of America’s greatest inventors and businessmen. He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures. Those devices include the phonograph, the motion picture film camera, and most importantly the practical electric light bulb to only name… Read More
Mysterious Superhenge Discovered At Famed Stonehenge Site
(PCM) England’s famed circle of bluestone columns known as Stonehenge has always been shrouded in mystery and now according to CNN, archaeologists have discovered that the mystery surrounding Stonehenge is even deeper than we imagined. The archaeologists have discovered what they believe to be traces of an even larger stone formation, which they are deeming… Read More