Nothing is as it seems. Except for pandas. They're big, dopey cosmic pranks, inside and out.

"While filming the scene in The Two Towers where an unconscious Aragorn is floating down the river, Viggo got caught in an undertow and nearly drowned due to the weight of his armor, barely escaping with his life."


4 Types of Bullying We Are Shockingly OK With

If you're on Facebook to shame people, make sure it's for the right reasons (and non-cruel to kids, obviously).

"As long as we agree that the victim had it coming, then we're pretty much fine being the letter jacket buddies of the popular kid, doling out the metaphorical wedgies."


"At least one fine arts columnist has gone on record saying that the Peruvians clearly 'revered sex as a powerful and holy life-giving force with spiritual connections.' All of that may certainly be true, but they also made teapots with giant dicks on them."


6 Insane Military Training Techniques Designed To Break You

Taiwanese Marine Corps trainees can graduate only after they've passed the heroically named "Road To Heaven." This basically involves doing a 20 minute performance of The Worm. Shirtless. Over a path of razor-sharp rocks.

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"It isn't all doom and gloom on the Road To Heaven, though. The trainees' families, wives, and children are all invited to come watch their squealing loved one scream bloody curses of forever hatred."


5 Famous Figures That Stupid People Love To Misquote

"If you want beef, then bring the ruckus." - Marilyn Monroe

If you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. Marilyn Monroe

"There is zero evidence she ever said that. And if she had, it probably wasn't to insinuate that acting like an asshole was completely OK and being nice was an honor you needed to earn from her."

"Depp took to living in Thompson's basement, digging through his manuscripts, interrogating him about his life, and recording those conversations, presumably for personal reference and a sense that the recordings would later be subpoenaed as evidence."


We Hate Pandas: 6 Realities Of Life As A Zookeeper

Pandas are poorly-designed, shitty animals and the big cats love their horse meat - just a couple of the things we learned talking to a zookeeper.

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"Whenever a zoo gets a new panda bear, everybody goes nuts about it, including zookeepers. However, this honeymoon period lasts about a year, until the zookeepers realize just how infuriatingly useless pandas are."


5 Gender Stereotypes That Used To Be the Exact Opposite

It was only after WWII that the whole "pink=girls, blue=boys" thing took off. Before then it was up in the air--some people argued pink was the more manly color.

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"In those days, it was common to throw every kid in a dress, because who cares?"



5 Myths About Domestic Abuse Everyone Believes

Movies or public service announcements about domestic violence highlight bruises, broken bones, and black eyes -- maybe covered with makeup or flimsy excuses, to drive home how shameful victims find the experience. But none of that is what the victims find most devastating.

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"Sometimes the abuse is manipulation, like how Shannon's ex repeatedly told her he was going to kill himself."


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