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5 Shocking Ways Pop Culture Inspired Horrible Crimes

Even criminals can't help but reference pop culture.


4 (Alleged) Acts Of Revenge From Powerful People

There are few things more dangerous than someone who is really powerful and equally petty.


5 Famous People With Hilariously Awful Military Careers

These celebrities had absolutely no right to be anywhere near a real military. Like at all.


6 Ideas That Were So Ahead Of Their Time Everybody Went Nuts

Every once in a while, humanity responds to innovative technology like a caveman banging their head on a rock.


6 Poor Servants Who Wound Up Making History

Behind every successful person is a lower-level worker not getting the credit they deserve.


5 Modern Day Treasures That Got Saved In The Craziest Ways

There are belts in your closet that are older than these archeological marvels.


The 5 Weirdest Side Jobs Worked By Famous Authors

Everybody needs a hobby.


5 Iconic Photos From History (That Are Totally Fake)

Al Gore didn't invent fake news until 1999. Or did he?


The Stupid Nazi Plot You've Never Heard Of

Nazis weren't just evil. They were dumb.


5 Inspiring Pieces Of Art (That Have Screwed-Up Backstories)

Art can be pretty much anything. Even horrific.


This Isn't The First Time Notre Dame's Been Nearly Destroyed

The building has taken its lumps over many centuries.


5 Crazy Secrets Of Famous Places Around The World

Here's all the stuff your tour guide most definitely skipped over.