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The Glasgow Ice Cream Wars Traded Sprinkles For Shotguns
The Glasgow Ice Cream Wars Traded Sprinkles For Shotguns

Get a cone of ice-cold steel.

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Chainsaws Were Originally Invented To Assist With Childbirth
Chainsaws Were Originally Invented To Assist With Childbirth

This was regarded as the 'more precise and humane option.'

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4 Stupidly Unlucky Ways People Died
4 Stupidly Unlucky Ways People Died

Sometimes Death gets bored and creative.

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That Time Britain's MI5 Employed Boy Scouts As Spies
That Time Britain's MI5 Employed Boy Scouts As Spies

Be prepared (to garrot enemy infiltrators)

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5 Real Survival Adventures That Deserve Their Own Movies
5 Real Survival Adventures That Deserve Their Own Movies

These people grew strong, and they learned how to get along.

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6 Inspiring Political Quotes From History (That Today Would Be Mocked Mercilessly)
6 Inspiring Political Quotes From History (That Today Would Be Mocked Mercilessly)

Nowadays we're not going to fawn over any president's words like we used to.

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Bobbing For Apples, Like Most Things, Started For Sex Reasons
Bobbing For Apples, Like Most Things, Started For Sex Reasons

Hundreds of years ago, it was a game you played to flirt with your target, like pub trivia today.

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Russia's 'GTA Gang' Was As Cartoonishly Violent As They Sound
Russia's 'GTA Gang' Was As Cartoonishly Violent As They Sound

5 Stars -- the Moscow police.

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The Horrific Mystery Of The Arctic's Stupidest Expedition
The Horrific Mystery Of The Arctic's Stupidest Expedition

Over a hundred men died, and it all happened because one Sir John Franklin just couldn't stop pitching a tent for an unbelievably bad idea ...

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Victorian-Era 'Willy Wonka' Gave Kids Poisoned Candy
Victorian-Era 'Willy Wonka' Gave Kids Poisoned Candy

Please, sir, can I have some more arsenic?

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Oddly Gendered Reason Why Homes Are Ugly Now
Oddly Gendered Reason Why Homes Are Ugly Now

Wright’s heart was in the right place, but his head was probably distracted by some stained glass.

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The Year That We Had 15 Months
The Year That We Had 15 Months

The Roman calendar wasn't made in a day -- or in a normal year.

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Photos Of The Past That Look Like Trippy Fantasy
Photos Of The Past That Look Like Trippy Fantasy

Today is the day we'll all look at a guy wearing a pufferfish as a helmet.

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