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5 Medical Urban Legends (That Actually Came True)

No matter how crazy soap opera medical dramas might be, none of them compare to the real world plotlines these folks experienced.


5 Things to Really Be Scared of On Halloween This Year

Here are some less traditional outlets to fulfill your yearly quota of scares.


The 6 Most Horrifying Ways Routine Surgeries Have Gone Wrong

Surgery, no matter how minor, is a scary thing. And these stories will only add to that fear.


6 Crazy Attempts to Hire a Killer That Failed Miserably

Murder for hire never looks as cool as it does in the movies. And in fact it's more 'National Lampoon's' than 'The Professional.'


The 5 Ballsiest Lies the Mainstream Media Passed Off as Fact

Even jaded, cynical bastards like us should expect more from reputable news organizations. Right?


6 Spectacularly Failed Attempts to Be Politically Correct

Here are a few public entities still working out the kinks on that whole decency thing.


5 Popular Beliefs That Are Holding Humanity Back

In order to keep humanity from imploding, we have to give up believing these things.


5 Bizarre Ways the Human Brain Is Dooming the Economy

When we try to wrap our hunter-gatherer brains around concepts like student loan interest rates and year-end bonuses, it starts misfiring in all sorts of ridiculous ways.


5 Reasons Legalized Marijuana Might Be Bad for Pot Smokers

If you're a smoker, it's the dream you've always dreamed of, but is it really going to be the stoner utopia some people are expecting?