Keith Burnside

Keith Burnside

Keith Burnside is an explorer who spends all of his free time getting lost on purpose. His favorite places to get lost are Colorado's most remote wildernesses and the web's most untrafficked sites. Keith works full-time as a copywriter for SlapSad, America's favorite funny-postcard company, and also enjoys digging up interesting content for sites like TopTenz and Ranker. He also writes using the pen name Brandt Ketterer and documents his running adventures at RunSlaphappy.com.

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  1. Weird Things You Didn’t Know About Spontaneous Human Combustion

    Weird Things You Didn’t Know About Spontaneous Human Combustion

    Not too long ago, spontaneous human combustion (SHC) was accepted by the general public as something to really crap your pants about. People were catching ...
  2. 11 Times Currency Was Rendered Almost Worthless (and Why)

    11 Times Currency Was Rendered Almost Worthless (and Why)

    Some of the worst inflation in history has coincided with war, as several of the worthless (or nearly worthless) currencies on this list illustrate. Wars are ...
  3. Unsolved Codes and Ciphers That Might Just Be Jokes (Or Even Gibberish)

    Unsolved Codes and Ciphers That Might Just Be Jokes (Or Even Gibberish)

    There are dozens of examples of unsolved codes and scripts spanning from earliest history to modern times. Linear A, Etruscan, the Pigeon Cipher, the fourth and ...
  4. 12 Brewing Companies That Couldn’t Be Stopped by Prohibition

    12 Brewing Companies That Couldn’t Be Stopped by Prohibition

    The 18th Amendment didn't do a whole lot in the way of making America sober up. It did, however, do a lot of damage to businesses across the country, ...
  5. 12 Heinous and Terrifying Things That Happened at Boarding Schools

    12 Heinous and Terrifying Things That Happened at Boarding Schools

    If a few thousand years of recorded history has taught us anything, it's that people are d*cks and people will probably always be d*cks until the point where we ...
  6. 11 Gruesome Ways People Died in Ancient Egypt

    11 Gruesome Ways People Died in Ancient Egypt

    Despite what you may have heard on the internet, the ancient Egyptians weren't really obsessed with death. Rather, they were obsessed with life – the afterlife, to ...
  7. 11 Absurdly Crazy Buildings Made from Trash and Recycled Materials

    11 Absurdly Crazy Buildings Made from Trash and Recycled Materials

    When you think of buildings made of trash, what do you imagine? A steaming pile of garbage with a leaky roof? Something so dirty a vulture wouldn't land on it? Or ...
  8. 18 Traditional Christian Hymns That Are Totally Terrifying

    18 Traditional Christian Hymns That Are Totally Terrifying

    If you grew up going to a Christian church of some kind, you're probably aware that there are more than a few Christian hymns with scary lyrics out there. This ...
  9. 10 Facts on Zoroastrian Funerals, Where They Feed the Dead to Vultures on Towers

    10 Facts on Zoroastrian Funerals, Where They Feed the Dead to Vultures on Towers

    Zoroastrian funerals are pretty different from what's usually found in Western tradition. That's because in Zoroastrianism, the age-old Parsi religion, dead bodies ...
  10. Fascinating Facts About Haida Mortuary Poles

    Fascinating Facts About Haida Mortuary Poles

    The Haida people, who have inhabited the Haida Gwaii archipelago off British Columbia, Canada, for tens of thousands of years, were some of the finest wood carvers ...