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The 6 Most Mind-Blowing Modern Ghost Towns

Man's vision constantly exceeds his reach. It is our curse to dream bigger than our meager hands can build. So for every Hoover Dam or Empire State Building that gets built, there are 10 projects that were simply too unfeasible to see to completion. And for each of those 10, there are 10 MORE that seemed too unfeasible, but someone decided that tha

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The 6 Most Baffling Serial Crimes

Criminals aren't hard to figure out. Ask any cop. The guy who broke into your car wasn't a mastermind, he was probably looking for something he could sell to buy meth. Still, the world of law enforcement does have its confounding mysteries.

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The 6 Most Ridiculous Abuses of Diplomatic Immunity

Immunity is granted to keep diplomats from being harassed while they do their work in unfriendly nations. It makes sense, but as you can suspect, people abuse the living hell out of it, often to a hilarious and/or terrifying degree.

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The 6 Weirdest Cities People Actually Live In

None of us knows what, exactly, goes into city planning, but somewhere along the line, somebody accidentally CC'ed the insane asylum, and we wound up with the following civilizations that simply should not be.

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7 Ridiculous Origins of Everyday Words

We find it so fascinating to go back and understand where the words we use actually came from. Yet out of all the times we've done this previously, these origins might just take the cake.

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