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6 WTF Spy Tech Plans That Somehow Worked
6 WTF Spy Tech Plans That Somehow Worked

James Bond's Q has been putting in too much work.

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The Nun Who Who Claimed To Taste Jesus's Foreskin
The Nun Who Who Claimed To Taste Jesus's Foreskin

Even her fellow devotees thought she was weird.

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5 Fun Places in America With Screwed-Up Racist Histories
5 Fun Places in America With Screwed-Up Racist Histories

Do you enjoy being told that things are racist? If not, too bad.

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Trans And Non-Conforming Badasses That Never Made It To History Books
Trans And Non-Conforming Badasses That Never Made It To History Books

Badass doesn't have a gender.

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5 Old (And Odd) Origins Of Common Fashions
5 Old (And Odd) Origins Of Common Fashions

Sometimes being fashionable wasn't about being frivolous.

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The Battle Of The Golden Spurs Was Belgium's 'Braveheart' Moment
The Battle Of The Golden Spurs Was Belgium's 'Braveheart' Moment

And not just because Mel Gibson can't do a Flemish accent either.

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Joan of Arc's Trusted Bodyguard Turned Out To Be Pedophile Serial Killer
Joan of Arc's Trusted Bodyguard Turned Out To Be Pedophile Serial Killer

When it came to protecting young bodies, he was 1 - 100.

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4 Noble (Yet Goofy) Attempts To Make The English Language Less Of A Trainwreck
4 Noble (Yet Goofy) Attempts To Make The English Language Less Of A Trainwreck

The English language was invented by a collection of hairy men with poorly healed axe wounds to the head.

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Obituaries Have Never Been A Dying Artform
Obituaries Have Never Been A Dying Artform

From poetry to True Crime, obits have tried it all.

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Paper Airplanes Existed Long Before Real Ones
Paper Airplanes Existed Long Before Real Ones

Is the answer finally aliens?!

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Colombia Has a Huge Hippo Problem Thanks to Pablo Escobar
Colombia Has a Huge Hippo Problem Thanks to Pablo Escobar

They are, in fact, hungry, hungry hippos.

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The Potato Chip That Destroyed The Bowels Of America
The Potato Chip That Destroyed The Bowels Of America

If Olestra chips were a thing today, they would last 35 minutes before social media turned on them.

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6 Crazy Methods Prisoners Used To Escape Execution
6 Crazy Methods Prisoners Used To Escape Execution

You've been sentenced to die. How do you escape?

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Football-Style Concussions Turned Henry VIII Into A Wife-Chopping Tyrant
Football-Style Concussions Turned Henry VIII Into A Wife-Chopping Tyrant

Not the kind of blows to the head he was looking for.

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