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The 'It Was A Dark And Stormy Night' Author Had A Super Weird Life
The 'It Was A Dark And Stormy Night' Author Had A Super Weird Life

The true story of the goofus behind the famous line.

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Isaac Newton's Toad Vomit Plague Serum Sold For $80Gs
Isaac Newton's Toad Vomit Plague Serum Sold For $80Gs

When your only two options involve croaking.

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The Apex-Bananas Crime Story Of The 70's
The Apex-Bananas Crime Story Of The 70's

Man, the 1970s were absolutely bananas.

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Radar Quad Bikes Uncover An Entire Lost Roman City
Radar Quad Bikes Uncover An Entire Lost Roman City

An end to trench archeology-fare.

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Ridiculous Frauds Whose Schemes Worked (For A While)
Ridiculous Frauds Whose Schemes Worked (For A While)

Sometimes yelling 'I'm a king!' actually works.

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Fenn's Hidden Treasure Has Finally Been Found! (Maybe ...)
Fenn's Hidden Treasure Has Finally Been Found! (Maybe ...)

Forrest Fenn's treasure has been discovered. At least according to Forrest Fenn.

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Utterly WTF Ways People Died Chasing A Story
Utterly WTF Ways People Died Chasing A Story

The pen is mightier than the sword, until the writer gets decapitated.

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Totally Bonkers Emergency Plans Countries Prepped For
Totally Bonkers Emergency Plans Countries Prepped For

Many of our civic institutions possess the calculated vision of a 5 AM drunk ordering 2,000 AA batteries off Amazon.

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Historical Pandemic Conspiracies More Crackers Than Today's
Historical Pandemic Conspiracies More Crackers Than Today's

This has happened before, it will happen again.

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Chilling Dick Moves By Death Row Inmates
Chilling Dick Moves By Death Row Inmates

Take a deep breath, dear reader, because this is about to get dark.

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Important History Question: Where Did Jesus's Foreskin Go?
Important History Question: Where Did Jesus's Foreskin Go?

Seriously, one of you guys has to have it.

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Tolkien Versus Disney, And More WTF Historical Feuds
Tolkien Versus Disney, And More WTF Historical Feuds

Tolkien reeeeally hated Disney's dwarves.

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Hark! Shakespeare's Globe Theatre May Closeth Forever Due To This Crappe
Hark! Shakespeare's Globe Theatre May Closeth Forever Due To This Crappe

A plague upon the house of Shakespeare.

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