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10 Truly Strange Ways To Read Your Fortune

Throughout history, believers have consulted fortune-tellers for guidance. For their part, those mystics have claimed a number of methods to glimpse the future. Some, though, are completely bizarre. 10Alectryomancy Alectryomancy was the practice of divining the future through the fortune-telling power of chickens. First, a chicken was placed amid piles of grain. Each pile represented…

Another 10 Bizarre Traditions

Following the success of some of our previous lists about the bizarre practices of humans through the ages (and up to modern times in some cases), we have prepared another list. This list includes only new items – excluding anything that has appeared on previous lists such as Tibetan Sky Burial or Thaipusam. In fact,…

The Very Useful Art Of Assessing A Supervolcano Without Making It Erupt

Ever heard of Campi Flegrei? It is a supervolcano in southern Italy. Literally translating as “fields of fire,” only the Yellowstone caldera in the United States has more potential to devastate. The Naples urban area, with its four million inhabitants, extends within this amazing volcanic complex, though it lies mostly beneath the sea. The last…