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Blacksad – Comics You Should Read

There are a lot of men who love reading comic books whether they admit it or not. There is something about comics that can allow people to forget about the things that they are...

The Somme 1916: The Bloodiest Day of WWI

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Somme, the bloodiest single day in one of the most devastating conflicts in human history. In many ways, it was the event that proved...

Korean fan death: It’s a real phenomenon

Urban legends can take on a certain power if they are repeated enough. If enough people pass along a story they heard about some guy who saw Bigfoot, or some teenagers going to a...

How Cinco de Mayo became an American holiday

Cinco De Mayo is approaching, which means Americans everywhere will use this date set aside to commemorate the victory of Mexican soldiers over the invading French to get drunk...

The Weirdest Episodes Of Mass Hysteria In History

Mass hysteria is when a large number of people become convinced of a popular delusion. It can be something sinister, like that Jews are poisoning wells as people thought during...

A Reminder On National Beer Day That Beer Is Good For You

Today is Tuesday, April 7, which happens to be National Beer Day. So what better way to celebrate than by grabbing a couple of brews and toasting to your health? Whether...

The Easter Rising of 1916

Next month marks the centennial of the Easter Rising. To many the day is remembered as the beginning of Irish independence from England. Others see it as the beginning of a...

Are You Carrying Money From North Korea In Your Wallet?

  It’s no secret that economic sanctions have really hurt the North Korean Government. The value of the North Korean Won has fallen over the years to the point that it...

Throwback Thursday: The Ugliest Election In US History

It’s a closely fought race. Civility and rational discourse have been abandoned in favor of dire predictions about what will happen if a candidate is elected and personal,...

Florence Foster Jenkins: The Worst Opera Singer Of All Time

Florence Foster Jenkins had a dream. She wanted to be a famous opera singer. The problem was she couldn’t actually sing. Well, she could sing. Just not very well....

What Ever Happened To The What What In The Butt Guy?

Anyone remember this? That video, “What What in the Butt,” which posited the implications of doing it in the butt, took Youtube by storm back in 2007. It’s...

Better Call Saul S2E4: “Gloves Off” Pits Mike Against A Familiar Foe

Spoilers for the latest episode of Better Call Saul are ahead, so if you aren’t caught up with “Gloves Off,” feel free to take care of that now. I’m fine waiting – I...

The Math Behind Conspiracy Theories

By: Purple Slog“The truth is out there.” We all know someone who thinks that the Government secretly faked the moon landing and maintains squads of top secret...

The 15 Craziest Reasons People Are Voting For Trump

Image: Michael Vadon via Wiki Commons Like many people, you might be wondering, “Why vote for Donald Trump?” Here are 14 of the craziest reasons people have given for...

The Amish: The Ultimate Libertarians

You may not think that the Amish, with their total rejection of secular society, have much in common with Libertarians—other than the fact that there are actually few of either...