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6 Myths About The US Constitution Too Many People Believe
6 Myths About The US Constitution Too Many People Believe

The vast majority of people haven't the slightest clue what the OG law of the land actually defines.

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7 Celebrities Who Everyone Forgets Did Horrifying Things
7 Celebrities Who Everyone Forgets Did Horrifying Things

Allowing your first daughter to be raised on welfare and a waitress income while you're swimming in money is a dick move, Apple Man.

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The 6 Greatest Moments In Wartime Smack Talk
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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5 Bizarre Ways Our Ancestors Solved Major Crimes
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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6 Modern-Day Tech Advances (That Your Grandparents Had)
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
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
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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6 Everyday Things Designed For Ridiculously Sexist Reasons
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
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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5 Complaints About Modern Life (That Are Secretly Total BS)
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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5 Of Hitler's Worst Ideas You Didn't Know Came From America
5 Of Hitler's Worst Ideas You Didn't Know Came From America

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

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The 6 Most Badass Secret Spy Missions America Got Away With
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.

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

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5 Horrifying Things Parents Used To Do To Babies
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.

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5 Common Insults That Reveal Dark Things About Society
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.

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