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'Utopia' Is One Of Our Most Important Books (That We Know Nothing About)

That’s where we’re at: a linguistic scavenger hunt.

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5 Terrifying Serial Killers Who Never Got Caught

We regret to inform you that the world has a surplus of unaccounted for serial killers.

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6 WTF Military Plans Too Dumb For Movies

Sometimes a plan comes together perfectly. Not these times.

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Europe's Greatest Warship Was Defeated By A Stiff Breeze

The bigger they are, the quicker they'll sink.

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The Weird, Weird Tale Of Mike The Headless Chicken

For all we know, Mike was blessed by some very sick god and could have lived for hundreds of years.

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4 Beautifully Dumb Schemes From America's Weirdest Spy Agency

As World War II loomed, President Franklin Roosevelt decided to found the wackiest spy agency in American history.

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The Bacon Craze Was Created By Corporate Conspiracy

Healthy diets aren't profitable, so now we have bacon lattes.

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When First Invented, Everyone Hated Shopping Carts

You'd think Americans would love anything that let them be lazier.

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How A Dead Hobo Helped The Allies Win WWII

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Dead Guy.

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Medieval Coats Of Arms Were Way Sillier Than You'd Think

You wouldn’t hang this art on your fridge, let alone your castle walls.

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5 Weirdo Crimes You Never See In The Movies

Sometimes, criminal masterminds decide to forgo the drug game for the world of illicit hot dog carts.

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For Centuries, We Had Different Calendars (Because People Disliked The Pope)

It might seem impossible for a calendar to be a political hot-button issue.

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5 Of Your Favorite Trends Began As Queer Ones

Time to recognize where our trends come from and the trailblazers who were actually responsible for them.

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7 Bonkers Backstories To Landmark Supreme Court Cases

Sometimes a case ruling doesn't give you all the crazy details ...

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