Who could possibly think badly of the cutesy little rhymes we teach children? It's easy once you realize their dark histories...
Take a little journey down the rabbit hole with me as I ponder why some shoes have such exquisitely bizarre names.
A classic story of too many cooks in the kitchen that results in.... "Boy Riding a Turtle."
The archetypal Trickster God shows up around the world in most mythologies bringing with them a strange ability to switch sexes whenever their mood suits them. What can this teach us about the now?
Join me on a journey across the globe in search of only the most geriatric of pets. Here we shall meet some truly shocking record breakers.
So you've found yourself taking care of an orphaned litter of rats, mice, or other little critters. Now what do you do?
Animals are some of the hardest subjects to photograph. Between the blurry butt shots and general uncooperativeness sometimes it's a real challenge! Learn how to take great candid animal portraits.
Did you know plants are the ultimate weapon of passive-aggression? These are great plants to give people you hate, guaranteed!
A little bit of history and a lot of speculation.
If you love lush curly locks on your pets than this is the article for you! Learn more about these fascinating and beautiful animals...
This elegant breed is nearly extinct in the US but has a vibrant history and a personality to match!
If you're new to chickens picking out the right feed can be quite a challenge! Learn the differences so you can feed your flock only the very best!
Life as a breeder and/or rescuer is often at its most frustrating when dealing with people. Here is what NOT to do when adopting an animal online.
So you've decided to buy some straight run chicks and raise the roosters for meat. This is what you'll need to know.
Enjoy this journey through history as we learn about where meat chickens come from, how they differ from each other, how they have evolved, and how they are raised.
This common dwarfism gene has been used to create everything from Dachshunds to miniature livestock. Understand how, why, and if this is a good or bad thing.
Everyone knows about lab rats and mice but did you know scientists also study fruit flies, baby hammerhead sharks, zebra finches, and parasitic roundworms?
Are owls wise? Doves peaceful? This and so many other questions answered!
Obsessive dieting, make-up galore, beauty products that could melt a hole in the floor, when are women going to learn they're beautiful as they are??
What would it be like to have dinner with an animal that has to liquefy its prey to eat it? And how many other odd methods of eating are we completely unaware of?
Have you ever been terrified by a bunny? How about a 6 foot tall mutant bunny? They're everywhere! Here are some favorites.
Sure, your grandmother had Wind Beneath my Wings play at your grandfather's funeral and that was sweet and all, but what about all us deeply sarcastic people? What's on our dearly departed jukebox?
Everyone thinks their children are the brightest but for those who do have the brightest children life can be a challenge.
Do you like movies whose characters are completely socially awkward? Do you like cringing in your seat watching them get into one bizarre situation after another? Then these are the movies for you!
Are you tired of movies that are nothing more than hardcore gore being labelled "psychological thrillers?" Do you crave a movie that can disturb you without gratuitous violence? Then come on in...
As writers we often feel inclined to find like minds but as a friend of mine once said, "Writer's meetings can be real freak shows."
Did you know something as simple as a goldfish can live past forty years of age and reach over a foot in length? Here's the how-to's of keeping tropical fish in an ethical manner.
After several years with my current beau I still call him Fish because I can't pronounce his first name. Culture clashes are at their most interesting while dating.
Do you believe there's no room for humor on HubPages? Nonsense! You just have to know how to do it right!
Are you tired of not being able to use banned words? Then this article is for you and all your hard-to-offend friends.
Why should a painting by an unknown artists still be worth a couple hundred dollars? And aren't "arts and crafts" cheap to produce? Why are they not to buy?
So how small is the smallest lizard? Or turtle? Or snake? As it turns out, very small.
There was once a time when all that was needed to make a baby was a man and a woman but today things have gotten considerably more complicated and there are many additional options for getting a baby.
How old do you have to be to get married? Are arranged marriages valid? Can one person marry into a group? What does the world have to say about these many forms of marriage? Find out here.
Dear Parents, yours sons are trying to tell you something and I think you should listen.
We might not be able to clone dinosaurs but did you know we are looking into "reverse engineering" them? And cloning more recently extinct animals?
Did you know rats die after 22 days without sleep? Or that sleep deprivation raises your risk of everything from strokes, emotional disorders, and even certain cancers?
Did you know when a flea jumps it can reach 100G's? That's 95 more G's than our best astronauts can handle without passing out! And that's only the beginning...
Have you ever seen a frog with clear skin? Or one that birthed babies out of its back? Could you see the tiniest frog or believe one frozen solid could come back to life? Nature's wonders abound.
Have you ever wondered what a cricket sounded like in the Jurassic? Or found yourself trying to imagine what color dinosaurs were? Science is starting to uncover the answers...
What is the difference between brown and white eggs? Yellow and orange yolks? How can you tell an egg is fresh, fertile, or free-range? This and so many more answers.. with just one click.
What would the world be like if it was socially acceptable to experiment on orphans, slaves, prisoners, and other voiceless individuals? Our past has the answer and it's not pretty.
Are you a woman who thinks that all women are smarter than men? Are you a "nice guy" who never gets the girl? Well then! This article could be a real wake-up call. Come on in, I dare you.
Take a wandering journey through a collective of strange, whimsical, and often funny music with me. Together we'll make the perfect Sampler.
I hate pumpkin pie for the longest time. This sweet potato pie? It's perfection, and a wonderful substitute for pumpkin pie that's less sweet.
There's a weird sort of fascination surrounding diaries, journals, and now blogs. I got my first diary when I was a tender five years of age. Of course this original diary was more funny than anything with notes from my brother claiming I smelled,...
What tragedies struck down five once common species of bird in the USA within living memory? This article will tell you the winding and heart wrenching tale of the hard lessons we have all learned taking nature for granted.
Just because something is animated doesn't mean it's made for children... Relive some of these cinematic horrors in this deeply sarcastic article.
Do eggs gain weight when the chick inside develops? Follow one chicken owner's quest to find out.
What does years worth of animal wrangling get you? A lot of interesting scars and quite a few crazy stories to tell about them!
Are all calico cats female? Why are they called "Money Cats"? Are they mean? This and so many other mysteries answered!
Most of the public thinks culling has something to do with killing animals but does it? Has it ever? What does culling really mean, how is it practiced, and what is it used for?
Do you think roosters ay cock-a-doodle-do? Have you ever thought perhaps French roosters crow something different? Truth be told they're saying a lot - so are all the barnyard animals....
Would you eat the still beating heart of a cobra? A fish head fermented for weeks underground or an alcoholic beverage with a pickled critter sitting in the middle of the bottle? This and so much more is in this absolutely disgusting article so hold your barf bags high and lets get this party...
Ever want to blame all your bad luck on a creepy haunted doll? Well I did and here's the letter to prove it.
Has a doll ever given you the heebie jeebies? Well, you haven't heard anything until you hear these three stories of possessed dolls.
Have you ever wondered if there is anything you can do to help with iron deficient anemia besides take supplements? Well here are some simple dietary suggestions that could really help!
Get great ideas on ingredients you've never thought of and a few more tips besides!
Both sides agree politicians these days are nuts and so are a good deal of the people! Have we always been a country that acts like an insane asylum?
Do real Frankenstein creatures exist in the laboratories of today and yesteryear? What have we done in the name of science?
Bald is beautiful, or at least that's what many pet owners think these days. From furless guinea pigs to hairless horses, we've seen it all and now you can too.
People love to breed animals with extreme characteristics, but what does this mean for chickens? Take a gander at some truly freaky chicken breeds.
Loving purebred animals is not a crime, however doing great injustices in the name of the breed could be considered by many adoring pet owners to be a morally deplorable act. Learn where breeds come from, why we need to pay attention to what characteristics we are encouraging, and what you can do...
Why do people get married? Where did this ritual come from and why do we still practice it today? Learn what it really means to be married through this journey through history.
Some psychologists believe that more than 2% of the population of the United States could be psychopaths. How can you tell who they are and are they that dangerous? Let me tell you my own personal story of how a psychopath with no criminal record decided to rip apart my family and leave it in...
Feral children. Its a term given to children who have been raised by animals instead of people. Who are they? What are they like? Where do they come from? Are they real?
Are you concerned about the debates over birth control and equal pay for women? Are you aware of all the things that are affecting women's lives in a negative way in politics today? Stay savvy, read this article.
American women now make up the largest part of the workforce and yet we are still dominating the entry level jobs and getting paid less for equal work. What gives? Learn about our great accomplishments, history, and the current state of our affairs.
A funny little discussion between two people on who inhabits heaven.
Did you know the United States holds many of the world's records for school shootings? Or that our first school shooting took place in 1764? Learn this and much more with this in depth article.
Tampons - they allow women to swim during their time of the month... and they're great at smuggling cocaine in to the country, apparently. Read this and many other cringe worthy tampon stories ripped from the news here in this article.
1,200 human bones were recently found in Ben Franklin's basement. What were they doing there and who put them there? The mystery is on!
Animals are going extinct today at the same rate the dinosaurs did. What are the consequences, how is it happening, and what can we do about it? Learn about one of the most vivid environmental concerns of our day.
Earth has gone through seven mass extinctions according tot he fossil record. Here are some theories as to why they happened and when.
Many people want a small pet but which is the right choice for you? Are you a fish person or do you want something cuddly and soft? Perhaps a bird or a frog would do?
Neglect can be a debilitating event in a child's life that literally stunts their brain growth and effects every aspect of their life. Read about real life cases and see the shocking truth for yourself.
A starfish ripped into pieces can grow a new starfish from each piece. What more could you possibly want to find the perfect science nonfiction monster living among us? Find out here.
Why are humans the dominant species on the planet when we have babies who are so enormous at birth they often kill their mothers coming out? Was it really our thumbs? Or upright walking? What do you think?
Too many of our young girls are being lost to a culture and a society that sees them as nothing more than meat. This is my plea for parents to understand and to combat these issues to make sure the next generation of young women are armed with confidence, intelligence, and a high self esteem. Its...
Come take a peak into the fascinating world of animal dads. Learn what male bees loose during their in-flight mating ritual. Be stunned and awed by gender bending, rabid mating rituals, overwhelming genitalia, and even the occasional pregnant dad.
Welcome the world of the "lifelong customer" where babies are taught from infancy to memorize brand logos and jingles. Do any of us stand a chance? How did this happen?
We carry the world in our pockets - smart phones but what are these smart phones telling people about you? You might be surprised!
As online writers we have to deal with grammar nazis, haters, and people bent on making our work look bad so they feel better about themselves. Its time we learn how to laugh at their silly attempts and enjoy it for the entertainment it is!
When dogs were domesticated they were wolves. When cats were domesticated they were wild desert cats. How have so many breeds been created with just two species of animal and how is a breed born? This is a comprehensive tell all article written by a breeder to inform the public.
A satirical look into what the world might be like if people laid eggs. Omlette anyone?
Have you ever had to stop at a public bathroom which is filthy or one that you just can't figure out? Here's a series of tips and anecdotes from a woman who spent 74 days traveling all 48 states and coincidentally taking a tour of all its public bathrooms...
Have you ever thought about what you would like to happen to you after you've died? Have you ever contemplated having your remains turned into a diamond or made into a structure to rebuild coral wreaths? Or perhaps musical funerals complete with laser lights are more up your alley. Learn how the...
Are you a teenager who is looking around at all your hormone-crazed friends and scratching your head wondering what all the fuss is about? Are you apathetic towards the dating world and feeling like you're from a different planet because of this? Don't feel isolated, you're not the only one, read...
We've all heard, "Art comes from pain," but is it true? Are artists carrying some unseen burden that makes them edge ever closer to a living Hell? Or is there hope?
When were cats domesticated and what species gave birth to them? Explore the possibilities and learn about their history.
So you have decided you need to cage or crate your cat but you are unsure which style of cage is best for the situation. Come and learn how to use cages as a humane tool for better cat ownership.
No one likes to cage their cats but sometimes it is for their benefit or safety and we have to do it as good and loving cat owners. Learn in this article how you can use cages as a humane tool for better cat ownership.
So you've discovered your cat is peeing outside of the litter box but you don't know why or how to stop it. Well, you've come to the right place. In just one click you can crawl into their little kitty minds and figure it all out.
Here is a list of the funniest animal stories that ever hit the internet.
Olms are a nearly extinct but mystical and beautiful creature living underground in deep dark caves. Come discover their magic.
Some of the weirdest creatures known to science lived in the Cambrian era where critters that looked like spiky cockroaches swam at the bottom of the ocean and creatures evolved to have five eyes and strange appendages we still can't explain. Come take a peak into their peculiar world and look upon...
Were four-winged dinosaurs the first birds? Could they fly? Why did they have four wings? Learn this and so much more here in this article.
How many children can one woman give birth to in a lifetime? How many children can one man father? Who is the oldest and youngest mother, father, and grand parent on record? How big was the world's heaviest infant? Perplexing questions with startling answer, all right here, along with many other...
Paleontology and experimental biology are meeting for the first time in our history. Will this result in the resurrection of dinosaurs?
A dreadful series of gynecological horror stories guaranteed to make you squirm, giggle deleriously, or both!
Blasphemy - the bastard father of many Christian branches. Intrigued? Click and find out.
Cloning is one of the world's oldest reproductive strategies and yet we think humans were the ones who invented it! Tell that to the all female whiptail lizards who clone themselves every breeding season! This article will show you a glimpse of the majesty of natural cloning in all its forms.
Ants may have been the first creatures to learn how to work together in a colony, build cities, and practice agriculture. Learn this and many more fascinating facts about ants here.
Some of the world's most mysterious people like to disappear every now and then just to make you wonder.
Are you tired of telemarketers calling you at all hours of the day? Perhaps you need to try some of these devilishly funny tactics to stump, confuse, and fluster them! After all there's nothing quite as funny as a stuttering telemarketer.
Are rats dirty beasts or beloved pets? How did they go from being used in dog fights to being sent into outer space? Find out this and much more in this cheerful list of rat trivia.
The pope is supposed to be the man closest to God but what have we here? A history of debauchery, blood lust, unholy fornication, jealousy, murder, and nihilism? These men could compete and win as the world's biggest sleezemongers on any reality TV show.
Sometimes life as an asexual is daunting in the amount of stupid comments you are bound to hear about it. So what is the truth? What are the myths? And can kill pop psychology, please?
As many as 1 in every 100 individuals might be asexual in today's day and age and yet no one really knows about us. We live in the shadows. Read one asexual's musings about others, the dating world, and the meaning of it all.
If you were dying and needed an organ transplant how far would you go to get one? Would you travel across the world and dole out your life savings for an organ you knew came out of some poor peasant who is likely to die because of it? Some people are.
In the late 1990's paleontologists started to discover dinosaurs with feathers and all of a sudden a theory from the 1800's became viable again. Read about the fascinating journey of the dinosaur to bird theory.
Drugs weren't always illegal in the United States. In fact hemp was our largest exported crop in the 1700's, so what happened? Who decided pot and other drugs were bad and why did they do so? Were their motivations pure or the product of bigotry and corporate greed?
We have all learned that an ideal family usually has a mother, a father, and children, but this is a Western ideal. What does the rest of the world have to say about family? How do theirs look and function? You might be surprised.
Imagine waking up after surgery knowing you have someone else's heart in your chest. Now imagine coming to the shocking realization that with this gift of life came memories, opinions, and behaviors from its past owner. Can having an organ transplant change people? Give them memories that aren't...
Cockroaches. They may be icky but they've got a lot of tricks up their hard little sleeves and you might be shocked to know what they're capable of and where they came from. Turn your repulsion to fascination right here with one click. I dare you.
The strange and mysterious beginning of the Easter Bunny - a lighthearted historical article.
We as a global community seem to have a lot of stories that remain almost the same through our varied cultures. Flood myths, tales of ape-men, and sea monsters, are they events that happened in the distant past that burned their memories into our very DNA?
Dwarf elephants, pygmy hippos, miniature livestock - this is what happens when Insular Dwarfism shows up in the gene pool. Learn how, why, and where this occurs.
Tired musings that ran through my mind while I was staring at the ceiling in an insomniatic trance.
Breed profile and history of the lovable African Pygmy Goat.
The breed profile and history of the charismatic Nigerian Dwarf Goat.
Ever wonder why there are so many striped cats in the world? This article will teach you the basics of tabby genetics, the correct terms, and how they arise.
Oh sure, cockatoos look all sweet and cuddly but are they really? Listen to my side of the story and you might see as I do that they are manipulative, malicious, little beasts, perpetually plotting to kill their owners and fly or flop into the great blue yonder...
Breed profile and history of the charming guinea hog.
From miniature ponies to baby doll sheep, learn about the tiny world of miniature livestock.
Where did miniature donkeys come from, why did we breed them, and what is their state today? Find out this and so much more in this breed profile.
Breed history and profile of the beautiful and friendly Kunekune pig.
A comprehensive breed profile with all the wheres, whens, and hows of pot bellied pigs.
breed profile and history of the mysterious Miniature Shetland Sheep.
The uses and history of the yak cow hybird.
What happens when a cow mates with a buffalo? Where do these hybrids come from and why are they being bred today?
Travel around the world and explore the possibility that there may have actually been a catastrophic flood that burned its way into the memory and traditions of thousands of different cultures and societies.
Soma was an intoxicating drink made 4,000 years ago by by devout Zoroastrians and Hindus but what was in this hallucinogenic elixir made of? Read about many hypotheses here and make up your own mind.
See how psychotic the dating world is through the lens of an asexual observer. You never know what you might learn!
Its hard to believe that in a world full of cute little babies that there are people who truly revile them. Even harder to understand is a woman not wanting to rent out her womb to any little growing things. Well, I'm a woman, childless, and delighted about it! This is my story.
Fancy rats now come with three possible eye colorations, four different fur types, two ear types, and thousands of different markings and colors. How was such diversity achieved? Where did it all come from? Find out in this article.
Ever see a white lion, a black panther, or a king cheetah and wonder why they're different and where they came from? Here's your answer.
What different species of animals can interbreed and how is it possible? From mules to ligers learn all about hybrids in this comprehensive article.
Are kids these days being pushed too far with sports, after school activities, clubs, and all the things their parents wished they had as children? Is over scheduling crushing little spirits and minds?
Not everyone that reads Antigone is all that impressed. Squint your eyes a little bit and you'll realize this story is to ancient literature what Dr Suess is to literature today.
Are you a intelligent teenager who feels that all your peers are insipid cookie cutter images of each other? Come, sit down, and read a speech that will let you know that you are not alone.
Ever wonder what a misanthropic asexual thinks about the dating scene and the gender wars? here's your chance to find out!
A look at an absurd real life news story about KoKo the hands-on gorilla and her battle with being sued by her handlers.
Do you need a new creative way to speak about death? Here's a great start! A list of funny, freaky, cryptic, peculiar, and creative ways to say someone has died.
Why are some people always smiling while others are always complaining about how hard life is? What lies int heir personalities that makes them so different?
Was Judas really the bad guy? Or did he just know something we didn't?
This is a recipe for a moist delicious vegan brownie cake.
Are you tired of going to the doctor's office, and no matter what the problem is, being asked if you could be pregnant or taking drugs? I have always been told stupid questions deserve stupid answers and decided to take this philosophy to heart when answering. Come along and laugh with me!
Need a name for your new naked pet? Why not make it a fun pun? Here's a great list to get you started.
Hairless rats make for wonderful pets but when it comes to breeding them one must consider their peculiarities and their special needs. This is not a hobby to enter lightly! Read more on the proper husbandry and breeding of hairless rats here.
Hairless rats make wonderful pets, but they do require a little more care than their furry counterparts and can suffer from a higher incidence of certain health problems.
We live in a world where technology saves us time and effort in our lives and lets us live comfortably and hygienically but is there a cost to this culture? Are we cutting ourselves off from the rest of the human race?
Satirical article in defense of beating children using actual Biblical quotations!
Who was the inventor of Absinthe? What is it made of? Where does it come from? What does it do? Learn about its alluring history right here.
The Bengal cat is a beautiful and intelligent breed, but what is it really like to keep them as pets? All I can say is it's a wild ride! Here is my personal story about caring for Bengals.