8 Legendary Monsters of Christmas
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11 Legendary Monsters of Africa
The legendary monsters series continues with some scary stories from Africa. There are so many nations and discrete communities in Africa that the problem here was not finding the legendary stories, but whittling down the list to a manageable number.1.
9 Legendary Monsters of North America: Part Three
This is the third installment of legendary monsters of North America, as everyone has their local favorite -or has even seen one of these creatures! Previous posts have legends of other parts of the world, too. Here are more monsters from the stories told around the campfires -and on the internet- in North America. 1. Lee County
10 Legendary Monsters of Europe
There are monsters all around us -or at least the legends of monsters. Last week we saw some of the monsters of Asia. Now here are some of the scariest monsters of Europe. 1.
10 Legendary Monsters of North America: Part One
Legendary monsters "exist," if only in legend, all over the world. The series of monsters continues with a look at a few strange stories from North America. 1.
7 Legendary Monsters of South America
It should be no surprise that a continent with extremely high mountains, extensive waterways, and dense rainforests filled with undiscovered species would have many legends of monsters. This is just a brief overview of some of South America's monsters. These legends are often known in more than one nation, with different names for the monsters. 1.
10 Legendary Monsters of North America: Part Two
Legendary monsters live wherever there are people to tell the tales to -including North America, where there are many more than will fit into one post. This is part two of a list that began last week. And there are plenty more scary tales to tell! 1.
11 Legendary Monsters of Asia
Every country has eerie tales of monsters from hundreds, or even thousands, of years ago. There are many such stories from Asia; here are a few of those monsters you might want to tell the kids about the next time you have a campfire on a dark and spooky night. 1.
10 Legendary Monsters of Australasia and Antarctica
You'd think that there are enough scary animals in Australia that monstrous legends wouldn't be necessary. Apparently the deadly creatures that terrorize people on a regular basis aren't scary enough. The continent also includes New Zealand, and I slid a monster of Antarctica in here as a convenience. Ningens and Bunyips and Yowies, oh my! 1.
7 Fierce Facts About Weasels
Weasels may look cute and cuddly, but trust us: you don't want to get too close to these little beasts. Here are seven things you might not know about the fierce furballs.
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16 Cryptids That Might (Or Might Not) Exist
Practically every country and corner of the globe has its own legendary monster or mystery creature that supposedly dwells there, from giant bats in Java to enormous water hounds in Ireland.
10 Frilled Facts About Protoceratops
Scarcity attracts people. What’s common is often ignored, overshadowed by the exotic and unusual. But sometimes—as this week’s featured dinosaur demonstrates—familiar things can teach us far more than the rarest of the rare.
13 Spooky Facts About The Monster Squad
The kid-friendly horror movie, which hit theaters 30 years ago, has been reanimated as a cult classic.