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How the Ottomans Ruined the 20th Century

After reading the fascinating initial chapter of Eugene Rogan’s new history of the Ottoman Empire in the First World War, <i>The Fall of the Ottomans:</i> …

World History

America's Only Humor Site

Some people are born Meat Loaf, and others have Meat Loaf thrust upon them.<p>157<p>By CRACKED Readers<br>• /<br>• August 27, 2018<p>It's like 'Minority Report' (but if …

Meat Loaf

The Ultimate Human Experiment: Toxic Chemical Exposure

A new film asks if you know just how many toxic chemicals you’re putting in your body every day.<p>Every action we take–drinking coffee in the morning, putting detergent in the washing machine, putting on make-up, drinking out of a water bottle, even just sitting on the couch–may be pulling us deeper …

Every UFO Sighting Since 1933, Mapped

This animated data viz reveals that aliens don't shy away from cities.<p>If only this data viz were around when Mulder and Scully were searching for little green men and women. It shows UFO sightings since 1933 in sequence—fittingly, as little blinking lights over a map of the world:<p>The intergalactic …

UFOs

The 8 kinkiest passages of the Bible

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>Dildos, dongs and a near-endless supply of boobs. The Good Book is a whole lot naughtier than we give it credit<p>Anna Pulley<p>April 6, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>The Bible has some lovely stories in it about kindness, empathy, and loving one’s fellow …

This tiny animal can survive basically anything, including the vacuum of space

By Rachel Feltman<p>Rachel Feltman<p>Bio<p>When we talk about 'extreme' animals, the tardigrade easily takes the cake: Also known as the water bear, the tardigrade is a microscopic critter (just 1.5 mm across, at most!) that can withstand <i>just about anything</i>. So it's no surprise that the water bear is the …

Biology