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The 5 Strangest Ways Petty Criminals Escaped Punishment

We're not saying any of these strategies will work for you. We're just saying they've worked at least once.


7 Wanted Criminals Who Made Mocking Police Into an Art Form

Here are some guys whose stories would have gotten cut from a 'GTA' campaign for being too over-the-top.


5 Mysterious Structures With Creepy Unknown Origins

While archaeology isn't all whips and fedoras, every now and again, archaeologists stumble upon something that defies normal logic and convention.


5 People Whose Major Disabilities Only Made Them Stronger

Prepare to feel completely worthless.


5 Shockingly Crazy Judges Who Presided Over Modern Courts

Most of the time, you can count on a judge for their knowledge and impartiality. (Most of the time.)


6 Old Photos of Kids Who Are Way Tougher Than Modern Adults

Before color photographs, kids didn't need to pretend to be badass.


The 5 Most Cartoonishly Evil Banks of All Time

Banks aren't out there hiring hit squads and funding terrorism, right?


5 Shocking Ways Enemies Worked Together During Times of War

Tthroughout history, there have been some people who've stared war's moral corruption right in the face and then punched its teeth out.


5 Seemingly Harmless Groups That Wield Terrifying Power

The sinister organizations making society dance like puppets aren't the illuminati -- they're boring, ordinary groups gone mad with power.


5 Famous Writers With Flaws Everyone Tries to Ignore

It turns out, many of the classic works and writers of English literature are absolutely rotten with flaws.


5 Real People Who Life Never Stops Kicking in the Balls

If you were looking for evidence that gypsy curses might be real, look no further.


5 Horrifying Hazards of Seemingly Normal Jobs

It doesn't take heavy machinery or bad weather to make a job deadly.


5 Ridiculous Myths You Probably Believe About the Dark Ages

In the name of correcting some popular misconceptions about the period, let's take on myths you almost certainly have been led to believe.


5 True Stories Behind Iconic Pictures of Badass Women

Changing the status quo means getting a little rowdy. Lucky for us, cameras were present when these women did.


5 Movie-Worthy Lines Said by Real Soldiers Facing Death

Some people need badass lines written for them. Others just have them come naturally.