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The 6 Greatest Moments In Wartime Smack Talk

If only we could be like these people. If we were to suddenly find ourselves in the middle of an honest-to-God firefight, the only sick burns we'd be composing would be the ones in our underpants.

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18 Ancient Jokes That Are Still Shockingly Funny Today

These jokes have held up better in hundreds of years than Seinfeld has in 20.

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5 Bizarre Ways Our Ancestors Solved Major Crimes

Despite believing in witches, it turns out that the colonial American judicial system was pretty intricate.

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The First Gay President: 18 Sexual Secrets Of US Presidents

Apparently Ronald Reagan saved his more unscrupulous presidential deeds for when he headed up the Screen Actors Guild.

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6 Modern-Day Tech Advances (That Your Grandparents Had)

In 1965, inspired by the unique and controversial opinion that cigarettes were terrible, Herbert A. Gilbert set out to create a logical solution: the electronic cigarette.

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8 Famous Political Scandals You Won't Believe Are Total Lies

It's amazing how one scream out of context can tank an entire campaign, even when you're a frontrunner.

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Mormons Run Everything: 5 Things You Learn Working In Vegas

If you've had a blast in Las Vegas recently, rule number one is what happened there stays there. Rule number two is you thank a mormon.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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26 Historical Comparisons That Will Break Your Brain

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

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23 Real-Life Mad Scientists Deleted From Your History Books

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

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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.

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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.

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