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Here we go, embarking on the annual effort to become a Better Person. We can only hope that we'll become a fraction as brave, awesome and fundamentally useful as the Hero Rats.

If any landform is going to turn out to be a mystical portal to Fantasia, it's gonna be the Weeping Waterfall of Romania.

"The locals call it the 'miracle from the Minis Gorge,' because unlike most waterfalls, which get their titular resource from a free-flowing river or lake, the water pouring down Izvorul Bigar seems to be flowing from a hole in the universe."


"The Gospel of Eve" is apparently a totally sexually perverse lost book of the Bible that featured all kinds of canon-busting ideas from "free love" to "coitus interruptus and eating semen as a religious act." Early church officials torched up all the copies tout de suite.

"In the 4th Century church officials like Epiphanius lashed out at the book, apparently having nothing better to do than stop everyone from having sex and eating a little bit of semen. And he got away with it."


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In advertising photo-lies, Elmer's glue is part of a complete breakfast!

"When someone tells you an ad has been PhotoShopped, the natural reaction is 'Well, yeah, duh.' What you don't think about is that the manipulation goes far beyond messing with shading and cleaning up blotches."


We would watch this movie.

"According to the media, the world is a big scary place with lots of little scary things to make matters worse. But how warranted are the most common fears really?"


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Damn, that's some sweet concatenation (Warning: addictive looping images).

"Machines are pretty awesome, especially when they're in action -- and we have proof. Not only of said awesomeness but also of our undying love for our future overlords."


C'mon Hive Mind, let's do some good.

"The world is full of mysteries. But as we push further into our technological age, that shroud is quickly growing thinner. Still, though, there are a few mysteries left -- and that is what's truly creepy."


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We've theoretically spent $900 billion saving Matt Damon's butt. But Kiefer Sutherland might really have more value.

"We've shown you plenty of mind-blowing statistics in the past. But those were for real and junk. What happens when you analyze fictional worlds, where the rules are a bit different? The numbers are even more mind-boggling and impressive."


A John Cheese tour de force.

"As anybody who's been through the poverty gauntlet can tell you, it changes a person. And it doesn't go away just because you're no longer fighting hobos for their moonshine."


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Cracked's greatest hit. It can be transformative.

"If you want to know why society seems to shun you, or why you seem to get no respect, it's because society is full of people who need things. Either you will go about the task of seeing to those needs by learning a unique set of skills, or the world will reject you, no matter how kind, giving, and polite you are."


"Go home Green Arrow, we've got this one covered." - Every Superhero/law enforcer/person with technology beyond bow and arrow.

"The dynamic duo behind the website Texts From Superheroes is back with another look into the personal conversations of your favorite pretend protectors."


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