Britain Prepares for Annual Invasion of Palm-Sized, Sex-Starved Spiders

There’s not a single country in the world that doesn’t have some annual traditions. They’re usually cherished events that give people a chance to get together and celebrate or remember something important. The British Isles, too, have their fair share of fun-filled annual traditions. And then there’s this one. Granted, we’re not talking about any …

People Keep Poisoning Themselves with Horse De-Worming Pills Trying to Prevent COVID

Any port in a storm, goes one famous saying. But the same principle really doesn’t apply to medicine. But tell that to the people who are landing themselves in hospitals with an imaginative cure for COVID-19. They’ve started popping pills that are intended for de-worming livestock. The drug in question is called ivermectin. It’s a …

The Spanish Witch Town that Turned Church Excommunication into a Tourist Draw

On the surface, there’s nothing special about Trasmoz. But then again, what would you expect about a tiny, 96-resident town in northern Spain. Sure, there’s the ruined castle of Castillo de Trasmoz, but that can’t explain the crowds of tourists flocking to the village. There are, after all, dozens if not hundreds similar castles in …

Sea Snakes Don’t Attack People Because They’re Angry — They’re Just Horny

There’s a whole bunch of fatally venomous animals living somewhere in the wilds. Among the most toxic of them are sea snakes. In case you didn’t know, sea snakes are snakes (oh really?) that breathe air and spend their entire lives in the ocean. And open water really isn’t the kind of place where you …