Month: July 2011

The Tanganyika Laughter Epidemic

Much less serious than the Dancing Plague was the Tanganyika laughter epidemic of 1962. On January 30th, three girls at a boarding school in Kashasha,...

Abandoned Resort: Sanzhi, Taiwan

Sanzhi might look like an outcropping of structures from an episode of Star Trek, but the site is actually home to the remains of an...

The Dyatlov Pass Incident

On January 27th 1959, a group of nine skiers set off hiking in the northern Ural Mountains. The group was formed of graduate students from...