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Past Secrets The Presidential Candidates Want You To Forget

When seeking endorsements for re-election, apparently giving out pieces of 9/11 wreckage is a good idea.


6 Everyday Things Designed For Ridiculously Sexist Reasons

Sexism brought us a whole lot of bad things, but sometimes people screwed up and they accidentally brought us things that are really nice to have.


It Could Happen Here: 5 Ways Civil War Changes Modern Life

While they were busy getting degrees, raising families and starting careers, a civil war snuck up and slapped the people of Ukraine right in their pants.


26 Historical Comparisons That Will Break Your Brain

Times change. Sometimes for the better. Sometimes for the booty-er.


23 Real-Life Mad Scientists Deleted From Your History Books

When you want a woolly mammoth, the Russian mob is your first stop.


18 Terrifying Things That Were Hidden In Plain Sight

That terrifying moment when you realize your high-ranking commander is also a serial rapist and murderer.


5 Complaints About Modern Life (That Are Secretly Total BS)

The Athenians were so inundated with lawsuits that they had a special term for the sort of person who litigates if you look at them funny.


5 Of Hitler's Worst Ideas You Didn't Know Came From America

The Nazi's were like a bad tv-spinoff of America.


14 Popular Trends That Prove The World's Always Been Insane

Yard glasses were popularized in the 17th Century and not by the local apes at the frat house down the street.


The 6 Most Badass Secret Spy Missions America Got Away With

Sometimes stealing a helicopter is as simple as swooping in at night and taking it while no one is looking. Seriously.


6 Super Valuable Pieces Of Crap Hiding In People's Homes

There are some lucky bastards out there whose accidental discoveries made their entire lives. The best part? They didn't even have to leave their own homes.


5 Horrifying Things Parents Used To Do To Babies

We can now add 'caring for the young of our own species' to the list of things humanity has managed to screw up.


19 Real Photographs You'd Swear Were Proof Of Time Travel

Sometimes you don't need to manipulate an image to make your audience second-guess themselves. Sometimes all you have to do is simply snap the picture.


5 Common Insults That Reveal Dark Things About Society

'Slut' or something much worse is currently tops to degrade a female perceived as promiscuous, but 'hussy' is a close relative and once the preferred a-bomb of past a-holes.