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5 Dark Secrets You Never Noticed About Sesame Street
5 Dark Secrets You Never Noticed About Sesame Street

If you grew up with Sesame Street, you learned about a whole bunch of different disorders without even knowing it.

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6 Horrible Historical Disasters (We Actually Saw Coming)
6 Horrible Historical Disasters (We Actually Saw Coming)

We've got some finger pointing to do.

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16 Early Photographs That Prove History Was Evil
16 Early Photographs That Prove History Was Evil

The past contained a lot more mind-numbing terror than history class was comfortable revealing to you.

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6 Horrifying Facts That Get Left Out Of History
6 Horrifying Facts That Get Left Out Of History

If you think your future knowledge would help you in the past, we have bad news for you.

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5 Huge Marketing Campaigns That Were Complete Catastrophes
5 Huge Marketing Campaigns That Were Complete Catastrophes

Sometimes the brainwashing overlords in charge of telling us what to buy go wildly off the rails, and it's always fun to sit back and soak in their failure.

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6 Shockingly Badass People Who Lived In The 19th Century
6 Shockingly Badass People Who Lived In The 19th Century

When you think of the Victorian era you probably picture sexually repressed spinsters and sad little orphans. Not so fast though.

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6 Stupid Bets That People Won As Insanely As Possible
6 Stupid Bets That People Won As Insanely As Possible

Once Eisenhower's chief of staff bet General Bernard "Monty" Montgomery a B-17 Flying Fortress, he was going to get it.

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5 Women From History Who Were Basically Magic At Sex
5 Women From History Who Were Basically Magic At Sex

Here are some historical women whose creative sexual resumes stand up to any man's.

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4 Terrifying Historical Crimes No One Can Explain
4 Terrifying Historical Crimes No One Can Explain

Quick, friend, grab your trusty magnifying glass and put on your best research pants.

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5 Things You Say Often With Horrible Historical Origins
5 Things You Say Often With Horrible Historical Origins

It's fascinating to trace the origins of everyday phrases back and find out just how many of them were not only slang, but terms that referenced unspeakable horror.

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5 Artifacts That Prove Ancients Were Some Sick M'fers
5 Artifacts That Prove Ancients Were Some Sick M'fers

When you go sifting through the shockingly explicit artifacts left behind by great civilizations, you find that modern society is pretty tame.

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6 Iconic Pieces of Military Tech (That Secretly Sucked)
6 Iconic Pieces of Military Tech (That Secretly Sucked)

If you take a closer look at some of the machines we've been fervently drawing on our Trapper Keepers during study hall, you might find them hiding a ludicrous Achilles heel.

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7 Artists Whose Work Will Give You Nightmares
7 Artists Whose Work Will Give You Nightmares

These creators gazed deep into the abyss, and the abyss blinked.

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5 Ancient Gods Whose Genitals Should Have Their Own Movie
5 Ancient Gods Whose Genitals Should Have Their Own Movie

Their genitals aren't like ours. Theirs are special. Theirs are magic.

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The 5 Most Important Things Ever Done While Black Out Drunk
The 5 Most Important Things Ever Done While Black Out Drunk

Many historic events were such drunken shitshows that it's hard to imagine what modern civilization would even look like if not for the intervention of booze.

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