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7 Utterly Bizarre Assassination Attempts

15 May, 2015
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Assassinations are a dirty part of global politics and warfare, and as you can probably guess there are tons of attempts on the lives of political leaders that you never even hear about. You would imagine that these assassination attempts would involve only the most elite soldiers and snipers...

15 of the Scariest Urban Legends From Around the World

06 May, 2015
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Everyone loves a good old fashioned urban legend. People love getting a good scare, and something about urban legends just makes it feel like these things could have actually happened at some point. It’s not like a zombie story or a vampire tale, which could obviously never have been true;...

15 Myths About History You Probably Believe

18 Apr, 2015
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It turns out that a lot of what you were reading in history textbooks was wrong, and some of the things you believe are either skewed by false information passed down through the generations, or were just flat out made up.

14 Painfully Awkward Family Photos You Have to See to Believe

10 Jan, 2015
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No one likes sitting down and taking family photos. After all, it’s always such a weird feeling to have a photographer posing you just a little too close to your siblings and telling you to turn your head at such drastic angles that Linda Blair in The Exorcist would think to be a bit much. But as...

12 Homes for People Who Never Want Visitors

10 Dec, 2014
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Sometimes, solitude is an absolute delight. It’s okay to be social and friendly most of the time, but now and then you just want to have some time to yourself. And let’s not even get started on the whole concept of people dropping by your house unexpectedly when all you want to do is lounge...

17 of the Most Horrifying Torture Devices Ever Conceived

30 Jun, 2014
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Torture isn’t particularly fun to think about, so we can only imagine how horrific it must be to actually have it done to you. Fortunately we as a society have pretty much done away with forms of brutal torture, unless you’re name is Jack Bauer and you’re just trying to save the world again...

20 Creepiest Abandoned Hospitals From Around the World

17 Apr, 2014
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Hospitals can be scary places. They’re sterile and often impersonal, and oh yeah, there are often people dying all around you. And let’s not even get into the fact that they’ve got morgues, too. No one likes to visit the hospital, and let’s not even get started on the terrifying concept of...

People Are Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse in Awesomely Fun Ways

31 Mar, 2014
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We’ve mentioned it before, but it bears repeating: people love the idea of surviving in a zombie apocalypse. The Walking Dead is the biggest show on television, and games like Left 4 Dead are as popular as ever. So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that people are taking the next steps in...

Real Life Superheroes Would Probably Be Jerks

29 Mar, 2014
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Everyone who has ever read a comic book, watched a superhero movie, or hell, even had a childhood fantasy has considered what it would be like to have superpowers. Everyone thinks it would be the absolutely coolest thing to be able to fly around the world, fighting crime and being a hero. But you...

The Best and Worst Theories About Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

22 Mar, 2014
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Over the last several weeks, the story that has dominated headlines has been the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which departed from Kuala Lumpur and began making its way to Beijing, only to drop completely off the radar and vanish 40 minutes into the flight. Naturally, conspiracy...