You know the phrase "This couldn't possibly get any worse"? Well, in the case of these four traumatic historical events, it definitely could. Whether it's the Vietnam War or the Unabomber, you'd be surprised to know that the worst things that have ever happened were just the tip of the awful iceberg.
By JM McNab
There's nothing like revisiting your favorite movie. The warm comfort of a familiar tale, the cozy recognition of classic characters, the "Wait, I don't remember this part ..." Like how Peter Jackson's King Kong somehow managed to be even more racist than the version from the '30s, or how The Breakfast Club teaches you that the way to a woman's heart is through verbal abuse.
By Adam Wears, James Kinneen, E.M. Caris, Britni Patterson
We'd like to imagine that propaganda doesn't hold sway over our society anymore, because we think critically, have advanced psychologically, and use Instagram instead of ever looking up from our phones at billboards or posters. But propaganda still rules our discourse in all sorts of ways, ranging from why we believe there are A/B personalities to the idea that Teddy Roosevelt was a notorious bear-lover.
By Daniel Dockery
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is the most popular film franchise in history, and we still manage to take it for granted. Logically, this thing should not have succeeded in the way that it did. Film history has shown us that series of this magnitude usually collapse hilariously, and yet the MCU avoided all of the dozens of typical pitfalls. We'll never see anything like it again.
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By Steven Assarian, Mike Bedard, E.M. Caris, Michael Battaglino
"The Nazis were socialists! And they also saved the economy! And guess what? They even tried to use dark magic!" These are all common claims about Nazis, and they're all lies. In fact, many major things that we think are truths about Nazis are fairly untrue. And before you ask, no, it's not a myth that they were bad. Nazis sucked, and will always suck.
At this point, you've probably seen an awful conservative political cartoon in which caricatures of Obama and Hillary over-explain strawman talking points under the guise of comedy. Lots of conservative comedy is like this, and thanks to Seanbaby, we now have all the examples we need to definitively say, "Man, it's hard to make these positions funny."
By Nimby Smith
Food is great. It helps us gather energy, it can smell nice, and it even tastes adequate sometimes. So it's painful for us to have to deliver some bad news: A lot of your favorite foods are full of lies.
By David Wong
Cracked Executive Editor Jason "David Wong" Pargin looks into 13 things we take for granted, and reveals that the world doesn't necessarily work in the way that we've all assumed. Warning: In many cases, the data doesn't say what we wish it did.
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