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Thinkstock/ton_797 How Crumple Zones Work

If you've ever been in a bad accident in a newer car, you probably have crumple zones to thank for your life. Much more interesting than you think, these zones are designed to break apart and absorb impact, so you don't have to.

chigger_600x350 Chiggers: The Phantom Menace

Chiggers are tiny little mites capable of making your life miserable. Worse than mosquitoes? Maybe. But they aren't insects - mites are actually part of the arachnid family and behave a little like ticks. Learn all about these nearly invisible pests in today's episode.

Via AppalachianHistory.net The Unsolved Mystery Disappearance of the Sodder Children

In 1945 a house fire took the lives of five children - except that no trace of their bodies was ever found. Dive into the longstanding mystery of the odd circumstances surrounding the disappearance of the Sodder children.

By Rudy Julianto How Bonsai Works

For thousands of years people have been taking normal trees and forcing them into miniature. Learn all about the history and art of this strangely engrossing pastime.

survival_cannibalism_600x350 True stories of survival cannibalism!

Cannibalism is the macabre practice of eating other humans. But sometimes, people have no choice if they want to survive. It's called survival cannibalism and it tastes like chicken.

snake_handlers_600x350 How Snake Handlers Work

Snake handling ranges from professional snake milkers for antivenin to religious handlers who tend to get bitten and sometimes die from it. Either way, it can be a dangerous business. Learn all about snake handling right here, right now.

SnegiriBureau/Thinkstock How LSD Works

In 1943 Swiss chemist Albert Hofman discovered he’d created what may be the most potent hallucinogen known to humankind. Then he took a bike ride. Learn about the chemistry, neurology, history and cultural impact of LSD-25.

Elenarts/Thinkstock How Megalodon Worked

Between 2 to 20 million years ago, the biggest shark with perhaps the most devastating bite of any animal ever ruled the oceans with an iron jaw. Despite its fierceness, megalodon went extinct while other species that swam with it survive today. Why?

plowshare_600x350 What was Operation Plowshare?

America had already used two nuclear bombs to devastating effect when researchers thought "maybe we can use these bombs to dig big holes instead." That's right, atom bombs to replace bulldozers. And it worked great.

DanielLoretto/Thinkstock Myths and Truths About Tornadoes

Tornadoes can make mincemeat out of houses, people, cars, you name it. So do you know what to do - and what not to do – when there’s one headed your way?

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