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Have you ever wondered what a chupacabra is? Learn about cryptozoological oddities like Bigfoot, as well as the real science behind zombies and other strange creatures.


Mysterious Taxonomy: The Cryptids Quiz

 Mysterious Taxonomy: The Cryptids Quiz

It's time to earn your degree in cryptozoology. The final exam: Identify the 30 cryptids in this quiz based on their descriptions. See more »

10 Reasons Zombies Are Physically Impossible

 10 Reasons Zombies Are Physically Impossible

The basic rules of science make it impossible for zombies to exist. Learn more about how zombies can't work at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Mermaids Work

 How Mermaids Work

Mermaids are everywhere in modern culture and have fascinated humans for centuries. Explore mermaid folklore, history and science. See more »

How Sea Monsters Work

 How Sea Monsters Work

Most seafaring cultures have sea monster myths or folktales. Learn more about sea monsters at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Mythical American Monsters

 10 Mythical American Monsters

'Very tall, hairy, glowing eyes' seems the go-to description for mythical monsters. Here are 10 mythical American monsters at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Creepy Gargoyle Pictures

 Creepy Gargoyle Pictures

Gargoyles are creepy. See pictures of creepy gargoyles in this gallery. See more »

How Wendigoes Work

 How Wendigoes Work

It's a 15-foot man-beast with glowing eyes, doglike teeth, a long tongue and no lips. Find out how wendigoes work at HowStuffWorks, See more »

How Ghouls Work

 How Ghouls Work

You know better than to wander the cemetery at night, yet here you are, strolling a landscape of weathered granite and dying flowers.The light of a waning crescent moon conjures up strange shadows, twisting obelisks and statues into grotesque forms. ... See more »

10 Incredible Dragons We'd Like to Meet (or Run From)

 10 Incredible Dragons We'd Like to Meet (or Run From)

These incredible dragons hail from mythology and legends. Learn about 10 incredible dragons we'd like to meet (or run from). See more »

How Dragons Work

 How Dragons Work

Dragons have captured imaginations through centuries of mythology and legends. Learn about these creatures in How Dragons Work. See more »