When the dying tyrant Nero proclaimed on his death bed, “Oh, what an artist that perishes in me!” his remarks revealed more than just the arrogance of one of history’s darkest figures. They also exposed the almost immutable cultural connection between art and great suffering — between the artist and the sufferer. Here are our […]

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Best Hacks for Sleeping

Life hacks have inundated the internet in the recent years, and a lot of them are really helpful. With that said, a lot of them are so ridiculous; one food hack tells you to use an old CD holder to carry your bagels, but it isn’t even airtight, leaving you with stale bagels and sadness. […]

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Honey for Fighting Bacteria

The term ‘natural remedies’ evokes strong feelings in a lot of people, from those of vehement support to well-meaning skepticism. Some natural remedies have faded into the background in favor of scientifically supported alternatives and for a good reason. Tim Minchin said it best when he said “You know what they call alternative medicine that’s […]

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The Cottingley Fairies

Many strange things happen in the world that do not have satisfying explanations. In this Top 10 ranking, we will look at the opposite side of that coin; strange things that have happened that eventually were able to be explained. These Top 10 Paranormal Occurrences that Were Exposed as Hoaxes have been proven by numerous […]

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Justice League

Sometimes adult jokes get past censors. It is understandable, you can’t expect censors to be able to get the meanings of every joke in every cartoon. However, sometimes you just have to stop and wonder how some jokes were able to sail right over their heads due to being so unsubtle that the show’s writers […]

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Words are powerful especially when chosen carefully. A simple, four word phrase when stated in the proper tone, can evoke far ranging emotions and deliver a powerful impact. Here are the 100 Best Four Word Phrases: 1. I love you so. 2. Thank you very much. 3. Oh no you didn’t. 4. I want you […]

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Space Ghost

The 90’s were a golden age of cartoons. We had a blast putting together the 20 best, and we’re sure this list will inspire some discussion. Our only criteria was that the cartoon had to start in the 90’s, meaning a couple of very late in the decade entries were still eligible. We did make […]

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nuclear fireball

While the 2011 earthquake and worries surrounding Fukushima have brought the threat of radioactivity back into the public consciousness, many people still don’t realize that radioactive contamination is a worldwide danger. Radionuclides are in the top six toxic threats as listed in the 2010 report by The Blacksmith Institute, an NGO dedicated to tackling pollution. […]

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Trump

Universally and instantly recognizable, the President of the United States – the heads of state and government of the world’s largest superpower, the commander–in-chief of the US Armed Forces, the omnipotent and oft-termed “Leader of the Free World” – requires no long-winded or flowery introduction. What does require clarification, however, are the notions of “smartness” […]

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jonestown massacre

Halloween is on its way and feeble horror tales are being dished out left, right and center. The following true stories, however, are not only filled with death and gore; they actually happened. Though often brutal and nonsensical, ritual suicide is real and has occurred throughout history. The motives behind mass suicide are varied. In […]

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