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5 Unsolved Mysteries To Stroke Your Chin Over
5 Unsolved Mysteries To Stroke Your Chin Over

We know it's our responsibility to investigate every crime, but things have been hectic lately, and we've fallen behind.

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5 Huge Scandals That Now Seem Pretty Dumb In Retrospect
5 Huge Scandals That Now Seem Pretty Dumb In Retrospect

If things are getting back to normal, that means we'll get back to making a huge deal over the dumbest things.

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Everyone Wants to Take Credit For Hitler's Dumb Mustache
Everyone Wants to Take Credit For Hitler's Dumb Mustache

It was controversial way before it became associated with the ultimate evil.

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4 Shocking Aspects Of Zoo Animal Robberies Nobody Talks About
4 Shocking Aspects Of Zoo Animal Robberies Nobody Talks About

Tiger King was but the tip of the iceberg, folks.

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A Grim Loophole A Korean King Used To Kill His (Serial Killer?) Son
A Grim Loophole A Korean King Used To Kill His (Serial Killer?) Son

What’s in the box? Nothing -- yet.

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Germans Started Solving Secret Soviet Crimes (A Piece At A Time)
Germans Started Solving Secret Soviet Crimes (A Piece At A Time)

Trying to see the bigger picture, one string of paper at a time.

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The Halifax Slasher, The Blood-Thirsty Public Menace ... Who Didn't Exist
The Halifax Slasher, The Blood-Thirsty Public Menace ... Who Didn't Exist

Plot twist: There never was a Halifax Slasher.

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The 4 Racist Defining Moments In Gun Control History
The 4 Racist Defining Moments In Gun Control History

Like a lot of origins of American history, it has roots in crapping on Black people.

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5 Reasons To Learn Cockney Rhyming Slang, The Weirdest And Best English Slang
5 Reasons To Learn Cockney Rhyming Slang, The Weirdest And Best English Slang

If you ever wanted to sound like a character in a Guy Ritchie movie, here's the first step.

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Looking For The Best Medieval Artists? Check For Blue Teeth.
Looking For The Best Medieval Artists? Check For Blue Teeth.

You’ve got a little gemstone in your teeth there.

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5 Huge Companies That Once Were Failing Miserably
5 Huge Companies That Once Were Failing Miserably

If things went a little differently, these companies wouldn't now exist at all.

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'Utopia' Is One Of Our Most Important Books (That We Know Nothing About)
'Utopia' Is One Of Our Most Important Books (That We Know Nothing About)

That’s where we’re at: a linguistic scavenger hunt.

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5 Terrifying Serial Killers Who Never Got Caught
5 Terrifying Serial Killers Who Never Got Caught

We regret to inform you that the world has a surplus of unaccounted for serial killers.

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6 WTF Military Plans Too Dumb For Movies
6 WTF Military Plans Too Dumb For Movies

Sometimes a plan comes together perfectly. Not these times.

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Europe's Greatest Warship Was Defeated By A Stiff Breeze
Europe's Greatest Warship Was Defeated By A Stiff Breeze

The bigger they are, the quicker they'll sink.

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