Black holes are probably the astronomical objects that top every chart in terms of capturing people's imagination. How is it possible for black holes to absorb anything that falls within their boundaries, even light, without allowing them to escape? How do black holes form? Do black holes really exist? What would happen if someone was to fall into a black hole? This talk will offer a walkthrough the fundamental principles of black holes at a level accessible to the non-scientists and provide answers to all of above questions, and more.