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May 01, 2013

The Innocent Ricin Suspect With the Supervillain Backstory

By Luis Prada | 129,036 Views

Overshadowed by tragic bombings and exhaustive manhunts, a man from Mississippi named Paul Kevin Curtis was charged with mailing ricin-laced letters to President Obama, U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, and a Mississippi judge, because if you're going to try to kill the president, you might as well round out your enemies list while you're at it.

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"All we know for certain is that this guy is a real go-getter."

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April 30, 2013

The Sun-Powered Plane That Set Solar Energy Back 50 Years

By David Christopher Bell | 150,259 Views

Just on concept alone, solar power is a pretty easy sell. Who doesn't want to harness the power of the sun like an Egyptian god or the Kool-Aid Thirsties? Heck, just stick Superman on whatever box solar panels come in and you're good to go. It's hard to screw up something that could run your car for free, which makes what we're about to show you that much more incredible.

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Gasoline doesn't look so bad now, does it?

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April 29, 2013

The New Pizza Hut App That Helps Make Kids Even Lazier

By Mark Hill | 144,233 Views

Pizza Hut has created an app that lets you order pizza from your Xbox, finally allowing hardcore gamers who somehow don't own a cellphone or computer to enjoy cheese that tastes like melted plastic on top of some form of cardboard that resembles bread. According to "experts," this is the greatest gaming innovation since EverQuest II and Pizza Hut teamed up to bring you the exact same service that nobody cared about in 2005.

USA Today says that Pizza Hut is reaching out to "its hard-to-reach target -- young men 18 to 24." Yeah, it must be tough to sell cheap, greasy pizza to a demographic that thinks malt liquor and Bugles are a balanced breakfast, Pizza Hut. How did they get the impression that young adults are so busy trying to make the perfect souffle that the idea of ordering a pizza never crosses their mind?

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What the average college student eats, according to Pizza Hut.

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April 28, 2013

5 Sci-Fi Gadgets That Are Really Just Everyday Objects

By Eric Yosomono, Gregory Myers, Chris Fox | 401,332 Views

You might not remember this, but Hollywood once tried to convince us that Sylvester Stallone belonged in romantic comedies. They almost pulled it off, too, and that's how you know they're the best masters of disguise in the world. A good movie prop master can create the most realistic device from any old cheap piece of shit laying around. For example ...

#5. Sci-Fi Guns Are Just NERF Guns Painted Black

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