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Martin Shkreli Threatens Ghostface Killah in New Video

The Martin Shkreli story just got a little weirder. In a newly released video, the pharmaceutical executive who rose to national prominence after …

Chris Cole on $1 Million Skateboarding Bounties and Brawling in Russia

Since the mid-Nineties, Philadelphia's LOVE Park has played a massive role in skateboarding's counterculture heritage, attracting skaters worldwide …

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A Man Spent Two Years in Prison for 'Cocaine' That Was Powdered Sugar

The reason for his lawsuit is that the evidence in his case—alleged to be two kilograms of cocaine—was recently retested and found to be powdered sugar.<p>Delaware may be the second smallest state in the US, but it's had some big problems with its drug testing lab. A scandal in 2014 revealed that …

The Black Flag frontman, alternative icon, public speaker and champion of the natural world takes humanity to task over its treatment of Mother Nature<p>It is often exceedingly difficult for me to hang in there with our species. We really are quite awful when you come to think of it. I like you but …

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Authorities seize $7 million in cocaine hidden inside a tomato shipment

The bust was part of an ongoing federal drug investigation into cocaine trafficking in Chicago, Assistant State's Attorney Michael Vojta said during a bond hearing Wednesday.<p>Jorge Dominguez, 49, and Salvador Abundis, 47, were arrested this week and charged with calculated criminal drug …

Vintage Windows Transformed Into a Gorgeous Greenhouse

Who knew yard sale finds could lead to such an unbelievable transformation?<p>When Barb Rosen, the blogger behind Our Fairfield Home & Garden that we came across on Hometalk, spotted a stack of antique windows at a yard sale going for $5 a piece, she snatched them up. While she didn't immediately have …

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Grilled Ham, Cheese, and Pickle Sandwiches

Makes 4 Servings<p>August 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 slices sourdough or white bread<p>1/4 cup mayonnaise<p>1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella<p>1 1/2 cups grated Gruyère<p>1/2 cup grated aged goat cheese (such as Midnight Moon from Cypress Grove Chevre)<p>3/4 cup Bread-and-Butter Pickles<p>3 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto<p>6 …

Former top military psychiatrist says 42% of cases had no firm link to military service, diverting resources from genuine needs<p>Almost half of the service personnel assessed by military pyschiatrists had mental health issues that were not clearly linked to their career in the armed forces, or were …

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A 911 call was released of two self-proclaimed ‘dumbasses’ who were arrested in Idaho for drug trafficking last year after believing they were being followed<p>Two self-proclaimed “dumbasses” driving high in Idaho with 20 pounds of marijuana called the police on themselves after they got “spooked” …

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Meet the Indiana Jones of Stolen Art

At the center of art world drama between the Netherlands and Ukraine, you'll find art historian Arthur Brand.<p>On a warm August day in 2015, Dr. Arthur Brand is in an office building not far from the Dutch embassy in the Ukraine capital of Kiev. Standing, Brand is a cool 6’3, topped with …

Nature Gets Surreal in Ellen Jewett’s Fantastic Sculptures

Wire octopi, seaweed turtles, and more come alive in the work of the self-taught sculptor.<p>At a shallow glance, nature might not seem so surreal. But a deep dive into the natural world, void of all human technology and earth-moving, reveals an incredibly intricate, dreamlike, and almost alien world. …

Rare Photographs of Marilyn Monroe Go on Display in London

Monroe's collaborations with photographers Milton H. Greene and Douglas Kirkland produced some of the most iconic images of her career.<p>Two legendary celebrity photographers are united in their mutual affinity for Marilyn Monroe in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," an exhibition showing at The Little …

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Pablo Escobar's mansion is razed, a last vestige of Miami's 1980s cocaine wars

A vestige of the drug wars that made Miami notorious for violence and smuggling in the 1980s is being razed, with its new owners anxiously sifting through the wreckage for any last traces of the reign of Pablo Escobar.<p>Demolition began Tuesday on a pink waterfront mansion in Miami Beach that the …

Visiting the Factories in China Where Synthetic Marijuana Gets Made

Despite evolving public health regulations, synthetic weed has often been found in corner stores and bodegas around America. But where it originates is a bit murkier.<p>In anticipation of the upcoming fourth season of our HBO show, which will premiere February 5 at 11 PM, we are releasing all of …

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Interview: 16-Year-Old Artist Dimitra Milan Paints Her Wildest Dreams

Sixteen-year-old artist Dimitra Milan grew up surrounded by art and has since worked to cultivate her own unique style. Four years ago, she began painting when her parents opened Arizona's Milan Art Institute, allowing her to take any class that caught her attention. From classical oil techniques …

North Korea scatters one million propaganda leaflets over South Korea

Helium balloons from North Korea have scattered around one million propaganda leaflets in South Korea, Seoul has said. The move comes amid an ongoing …

Japan to remove swastikas from maps as tourists 'think they are Nazi symbols'

The ancient Sanskrit symbol which marks temples on Japanese maps continues to spread confusion among Western visitors<p>Swastikas could be erased from Japanese maps after a survey revealed that most tourists associate it with Nazi Germany instead of Buddhist temples.<p>The ancient Sanskrit symbol was …

​Unearthing the Secret History of 'LA's Deadliest Punk Rock Gang'

'Disco's Out... Murder's In!' explores the story of La Mirada Punks, a group of loosely-organized criminals who became known for slam pit stabbings, murders at punk shows, and tarnishing the music scene.<p>Punk music changed forever when it hit LA. Tempos became faster, bands became meaner, violence …

The 420 Games is like the Olympics for stoners — take a look inside

There are some 2.5 million legal cannabis users in the US, which means the lazy, bong-ripping stoner we see in movies like "Pineapple Express" and almost any bromance starring Seth Rogen no longer represents the average smoker (if it ever did in the first place).<p>A few years ago, a snowboarding …

Researchers confirm site of hangings for Salem witch trials

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A team of researchers using historical documents and 21st-century archaeological techniques has confirmed the site where 19 innocent people were hanged during the Salem witch trials more than three centuries ago.<p>The site, known as Proctor's Ledge, is a small city-owned plot of …

There’s Gold In That Mountain - Aaron Gold reflects on the biggest wave ever paddled at Jaws

Aaron Gold, rewriting the history books in an XXL way. Photo: AederAaron Gold, a blue-collar charger from Haleiwa, snagged what many are calling the …

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Who is behind Cicada 3301? A brief history of the hardest puzzle on the internet

A new challenge may have been set for the world’s most skilful code-breakers by the enigmatic Cicada 3301 ‘organisation’<p>A complex internet challenge for the world’s brightest brains has reportedly returned with a cryptic tweet from the anonymous group.<p>Who is behind Cicada 3301?<p>Cicada 3301 is the …

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20 of the Best Surf Movies of All Time

<i>As originally seen on howfarfromhome.com</i><p>During our recent visit to Western Australia, Stevo's oldest brother took it upon himself to help tick off number 68 from our Wanderlist, by helping us "learn to surf." And so a few days before we had to leave, with surfboard beneath both my and Stevo's arm, …

A Drug Cartel Used Fake Carrots to Smuggle 2,500 lbs of Pot into Texas

They never run out of ideas.<p>Border agents found more than a ton of alleged marijuana creatively smuggled in a shipment of fresh carrots at the Texas-Mexico border this weekend. A big rig hauling a produce shipment from Mexico caught the eye of U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents on January 10 …

Danny Trejo talks vegan tacos at the new Trejo's Tacos on La Brea

If you've driven down La Brea Avenue near Olympic Boulevard over the past couple of weeks, you may have noticed a big sign for Trejo's Tacos, featuring the face of actor Danny Trejo, that cool guy from the "Machete" movies and "From Dusk Till Dawn."<p>This is Trejo's new taco restaurant — a project …

The Captivating Imagery Of America's Oldest Secret Societies

Real treasure hunters show where secret history and folk art intersect.<p>"The Templars and the Freemasons believed that the treasure was too great for any one man to have, not even a king," FBI special agent Sadusky proclaims in the film "National Treasure." "That's why they went to such lengths to …