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Stranger Things returns today, showing what happened to Will Byers one year after returning to his family and friends. Unfortunately for Will, something happened during his time in the Upside Down -- he came back wrong. io9 video explores the source of this phenomenon in the latest Tropes In History.

Clowns are theoretically supposed to be fun and whimsical, but somewhere along the way, they also became scary as hell -- just like Pennywise from It. Where did it all go wrong? As it turns out, they have been kind of freaky from the very beginning. Our latest video takes a look at the history of real-life creepy (and killer) clowns, from ancient Rome to today. Check it out!

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.