Trivial Diversions

Posts From Monica Beyer

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7 Psychiatric Hospitals That Are No Longer Open
History

7 Psychiatric Hospitals That Are No Longer Open

Psychiatric hospitals proliferated in the U.S. in the 1800s, and

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10 Beautiful Cemeteries From Around the World
History

10 Beautiful Cemeteries From Around the World

Cemeteries may not be popular tourist destinations, but some find

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27 Slang Terms From the Wild West
History

27 Slang Terms From the Wild West

The American frontier was a colorful, exciting and at times

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5 Medications You Do Not Want to Take While Pregnant
Science

5 Medications You Do Not Want to Take While Pregnant

Taking medication during pregnancy brings more concerns than it does

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21 Different Words for Stupid
Lifestyle

21 Different Words for Stupid

Calling someone or something stupid is effective, sure, but there

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9 Not-So-Fun Facts About the Black Death – Bubonic Plague
History

9 Not-So-Fun Facts About the Black Death – Bubonic Plague

The Black Death arrived in Europe in the 14th century,

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29 Colorful Slang Terms From the 1920s
History

29 Colorful Slang Terms From the 1920s

The Roaring Twenties were an amazing time in American history.

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17 Spells and Charms from Harry Potter
Books Movies

17 Spells and Charms from Harry Potter

The seven books and eight films that make up the

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5 of the Worst Crowd Event Tragedies in History
History

5 of the Worst Crowd Event Tragedies in History

Sometimes, masses of spectators or participants to an event wind

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17 Vintage Insults to Add to Your Vocabulary Right Now
History

17 Vintage Insults to Add to Your Vocabulary Right Now

Calling someone a jerk is quite the modern thing to

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33 Amazing Old-Fashioned Words You Should Start Using
History

33 Amazing Old-Fashioned Words You Should Start Using

Languages evolve and change over time, and words fall out

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7 Cryptids You Might Not Be Familiar With
History

7 Cryptids You Might Not Be Familiar With

A cryptid is a creature (or a plant) whose existence

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5 Ways People Have Died in Yellowstone National Park
History Travel

5 Ways People Have Died in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is an amazing, wild expanse of nature

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6 of the Most Infamous American Serial Killers in History
History

6 of the Most Infamous American Serial Killers in History

A serial killer is defined as someone who murders at

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7 Odd Facts About the Smith Mansion
History

7 Odd Facts About the Smith Mansion

As you travel east from Yellowstone National Park along the

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8 Vintage Medications You Might Not Want to Give to Your Kids
History

8 Vintage Medications You Might Not Want to Give to Your Kids

The medication advertised and used decades ago is not always

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6 Geological Features With Names Inspired by the Devil
Geography

6 Geological Features With Names Inspired by the Devil

Geological formations get their names from many sources, and devils

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9 Other Names Bigfoot Might Go By
History

9 Other Names Bigfoot Might Go By

Bigfoot is the name given to a large, hairy non-human

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8 People Buried in Westminster Abbey
History

8 People Buried in Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is an iconic, Gothic-style church located in the

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7 Unusual Missing Persons Cases From History
History

7 Unusual Missing Persons Cases From History

Missing persons cases are troublesome because they don’t give friends and

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8 Awesome Old-Fashioned Curse Words
History

8 Awesome Old-Fashioned Curse Words

Many curse words from long ago were different, creative ways

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The 9 Doctor Who Christmas Specials
TV

The 9 Doctor Who Christmas Specials

Every year since the 2005 revival of BBC’s Doctor Who,

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Top 7 Deadliest Earthquakes
History

Top 7 Deadliest Earthquakes

Many people go their whole lives without experiencing an earthquake.

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7 of the Most Puzzling Unsolved Murders from History
History

7 of the Most Puzzling Unsolved Murders from History

Murder mysteries make great novels, but some real-life crime can

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7 Somber Facts About the Chernobyl Disaster
History

7 Somber Facts About the Chernobyl Disaster

The Chernobyl catastrophic nuclear disaster that occurred in 1986 remains