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5 Reasons To Learn Cockney Rhyming Slang, The Weirdest And Best English Slang

If you ever wanted to sound like a character in a Guy Ritchie movie, here's the first step.


Looking For The Best Medieval Artists? Check For Blue Teeth.

You’ve got a little gemstone in your teeth there.


5 Huge Companies That Once Were Failing Miserably

If things went a little differently, these companies wouldn't now exist at all.


'Utopia' Is One Of Our Most Important Books (That We Know Nothing About)

That’s where we’re at: a linguistic scavenger hunt.


5 Terrifying Serial Killers Who Never Got Caught

We regret to inform you that the world has a surplus of unaccounted for serial killers.


6 WTF Military Plans Too Dumb For Movies

Sometimes a plan comes together perfectly. Not these times.


Europe's Greatest Warship Was Defeated By A Stiff Breeze

The bigger they are, the quicker they'll sink.


The Weird, Weird Tale Of Mike The Headless Chicken

For all we know, Mike was blessed by some very sick god and could have lived for hundreds of years.


4 Beautifully Dumb Schemes From America's Weirdest Spy Agency

As World War II loomed, President Franklin Roosevelt decided to found the wackiest spy agency in American history.


The Bacon Craze Was Created By Corporate Conspiracy

Healthy diets aren't profitable, so now we have bacon lattes.


When First Invented, Everyone Hated Shopping Carts

You'd think Americans would love anything that let them be lazier.


How A Dead Hobo Helped The Allies Win WWII

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Dead Guy.


Medieval Coats Of Arms Were Way Sillier Than You'd Think

You wouldn’t hang this art on your fridge, let alone your castle walls.


5 Weirdo Crimes You Never See In The Movies

Sometimes, criminal masterminds decide to forgo the drug game for the world of illicit hot dog carts.