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The 6 Biggest Badasses Who Lived As The Opposite Sex
The 6 Biggest Badasses Who Lived As The Opposite Sex

These people lived their entire lives as the oppossite sex, mostly because the people around them were complete idiots.

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6 Spectacularly Bad Ideas From History's Greatest Geniuses
6 Spectacularly Bad Ideas From History's Greatest Geniuses

The modern world as we know it was shaped by the minds of geniuses. But the same outside the box thinking that gave us our great innovations also gave them some truly ridiculous ideas.

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The 17 Most Unintentionally Hilarious Propaganda Posters
The 17 Most Unintentionally Hilarious Propaganda Posters

Propaganda is invaluable at teaching two timeless lessons: Your government thinks you're stupid, and when faced with unreasonable expectations, some people will lose their shit in hilarious ways.

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6 Famous Explorers Who Shaped The World (With Insane Lies)
6 Famous Explorers Who Shaped The World (With Insane Lies)

Contrary to what NASA tells you, simply being the first white guy to walk on something does not earn you a free ride. No, the real rewards only come if you can whip the masses up into an orgiastic frenzy of greed. Like these guys.

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5 People Who Changed the World From Inside of Prison
5 People Who Changed the World From Inside of Prison

While avoiding some angry male on male action and daily shankings, these guys influenced the course of history.

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6 Historic Acts of Revenge That Put 'Kill Bill' to Shame
6 Historic Acts of Revenge That Put 'Kill Bill' to Shame

If you think epic vengeance is restricted to cheesy movies then you have a lot of history to learn.</

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5 Economic Collapses More Ridiculous Than This One
5 Economic Collapses More Ridiculous Than This One

History is full of economic idiocy, and here are five economic collapses that make 2010 feel like the Renaissance.

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6 Soldiers Who Survived Shit That Would Kill a Terminator
6 Soldiers Who Survived Shit That Would Kill a Terminator

The next time grandpa starts talking about how far he had to walk in the snow to school, tell him about these badasses.

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5 Reasons The Founding Fathers Were Kind Of Dicks
5 Reasons The Founding Fathers Were Kind Of Dicks

Today's teabaggers are douchebags, sure. But they didn't have anything on our Founding Fathers.

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6 Coincidences You Won't Believe Actually Happened: Update
6 Coincidences You Won't Believe Actually Happened: Update

Look, if you dig deep enough everything is an amazing coincidence. But even cynics like us have to admit these are downright freaky.

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The 5 Most Widely Believed WWII Facts (That Are Bullshit)
The 5 Most Widely Believed WWII Facts (That Are Bullshit)

Roosevelt DIDN'T kill the dinosaurs? Weird.

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9 Inventions that Prove Leonardo da Vinci Was a Supervillain
9 Inventions that Prove Leonardo da Vinci Was a Supervillain

We're positive that the Mona Lisa shoots lasers, also.

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Reminder: 7 Real World Heists That Put 'Ocean's 11' to Shame
Reminder: 7 Real World Heists That Put 'Ocean's 11' to Shame

Danny Ocean might have had some big plans in his movies, but he can't hold a candle to some of history's more daring real-life thieves.

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6 Enlightened Ideas Brought to You by Evil Empires
6 Enlightened Ideas Brought to You by Evil Empires

Hey, thanks, Xerxes? For everything?

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7 Mind-Blowing Easter Eggs Hidden in Famous Works of Art
7 Mind-Blowing Easter Eggs Hidden in Famous Works of Art

OK, Dan Brown, you were right. There are hidden messages in old-school art. Dong messages.

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