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January 19, 2013

The 4 Most Childish Ways Powerful People Settled Arguments

By Karl Smallwood | 311,834 Views

Rich people are just like us: They put their pants on one leg at a time, and when it comes time to settle an argument, they stoop to the same petty tactics that those of us camped out closer to the poverty line do. For example ...

#4. Corporate Infringement Case Ends in Arm Wrestling

When Stevens Aviation realized that rival company Southwest Airlines had inadvertently infringed on their slogan, they could have easily taken them to court. But Stevens Aviation CEO Kurt Herwald had the same thought so many of us do every single day: "Why involve lawyers in this when we could just as easily arm wrestle?"

Dallas Morning News
We dare you to look at this photo without humming "The Final Countdown."

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January 18, 2013

The 5 Least Intimidating Military Uniforms Around the World

By E. Reid Ross | 406,483 Views

When you have a job that occasionally involves shooting people in the face, you might assume that your uniform would convey the dignity and measured discipline of your rank and profession. The following organizations clearly felt otherwise.

#5. The Carabinieri

Jollyroger
Y'know what modern wars don't have enough of? Sashes.

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January 17, 2013

3 Past Box Office Hits That Prove January Movies Suck

By Kathy Benjamin | 197,580 Views

January is where bad films go to die. This year, it hosts such future non-classics as Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters and Texas Chainsaw 3-D, the latter of which managed to claim the No. 1 spot at the box office the week it debuted. If you don't believe that's an indicator of the awful state of the box office in the first weeks of the new year, maybe these terrible films that also managed to hit No. 1 in January will change your mind.

#3. Hide and Seek (2005)

13 percent on Rotten Tomatoes

This movie is a prime example of why you should be wary of any film that looks great on paper but also happens to be released in January. This one had Robert De Niro in the lead role and big time (at least big at that time) names like Dakota Fanning and Famke Janssen rounding out the cast of a psychological thriller blessed with a perfectly creepy and curiosity-arousing poster.

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January 16, 2013

3 Medical Breakthroughs Discovered By Terrible Doctors

By James Spedding | 281,853 Views

Despite a physician's solemn duty to do no harm, total disregard for a patient's safety and continued existence have occasionally proved to be the missing ingredients in significant medical breakthroughs.

#3. Leprosy Is Treated With a Drug That Causes Birth Defects

Leprosy is the closest people get to becoming zombies without actually eating anyone. Not only does it rot your flesh from your bones like old lettuce, it is also so painful that it relieves you of the burden of getting any sleep, because once the universe decides to make you a leper, it doesn't want you to miss a single minute of it.


"Oh yeah, you've gotta be awake for this."