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What 100 Percent Pure Cocaine Actually Does to You

A warning was issued last week that high purity coke is available in the UK, so we asked an expert to take us through its effects, step by step.<p>Last week, police in the English seaside town of Eastbourne warned that they had seized some 100 percent pure cocaine. As in: legitimately pure stuff. Not …

Florida Man is back to take on Hurricane Florence while blasting out Slayer

Hurricane Florence made landfall on the coast of North Carolina early Friday morning as a downgraded Category 1 storm, but it was mighty nonetheless. …

Florida

DIY cannabis: Alberta man offers tips for the budding home grower

If you've ever grown a tomato plant, you won't have a hard time growing cannabis.<p>A local private cannabis grower says the two plants aren't that …

Cannabis

Dissecting Leonardo da Vinci’s Famous ‘The Last Supper’ Painting

During the Renaissance, “Old Master” <b>Leonardo da Vinci</b> produced an unprecedented amount of work. Among his famously eclectic—and seemingly endless—portfolio, there are three creations that stand out from the rest: the <i>Mona Lisa</i> (a painted portrait), the <i>Vitruvian Man</i> (a scientific drawing), and <b>The</b> …

Leonardo Da Vinci

These Are Some of the Last Images of Famous Mob Bosses

From Al Capone to John Gotti, every don is mortal in the end.<p><i>Content warning: Some of these images are difficult to look at.</i><p>The American Mafia …

Biltmore Estate's Secret Passages

The enormous 250-room Vanderbilt mansion conceals hidden doors and secret passageways.<p>With 35 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms, 65 fireplaces, and nearly …

Jalapeno Popper Chicken Recipe

"This dish makes a satisfying meal out of a favorite appetizer."<p>Ingredients<p>1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened<p>1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese<p>2 …

Carving a 5-Minute Wood Wizard

Wood carving is a wonderfully meditative hobby. I have recently taken up miniature painting again in a serious way and I cannot get over how relaxing and rewarding it can be. You can really fall into a near altered state as you work away on a little world you are holding in your hands. I haven’t …

Five Obscure Urban Legends That Turned Out to Be True-ish

The Green Man of Pittsburgh isn't just a joke from 'Always Sunny'...<p>I loved urban legends as a kid because that was the only time in my life I believed they were real. If you grew up on the internet, I'm sure you were the same way: the late-night copy-pasted soliloquies about organ harvesters, and …

430-Year-Old Mystery Of The Lost Colony Of Roanoke May Finally Be Solved Thanks To This Stone

This stone tells a dark tale of war, suffering, and murder — but is it legitimate or an astounding forgery?The post 430-Year-Old Mystery Of The Lost …

The Best Peanut Butter Pie

If you are a peanut butter lover then this no-bake peanut butter pie recipe is just for you! I really like quick recipes that don’t require baking. …

15 Found Photos That Show Pin-Up Bombshell Nose Art of World War II Bombers

The inscription of art work on military planes dates to World War I, when paintings were usually extravagant company or unit insignia. However, …

'Drink a cold beer and let somebody else figure it out': 22 of Anthony Bourdain’s wisest quotes about travel

Anthony Bourdain first rose to fame with his searingly honest memoir about life as a chef, <i>Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly</i>, but as his career progressed, it became evident that travel was a passion he held just as dear to his heart as food.<p>“If I am an advocate for …

CNN's Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> In death, as in life, Anthony Bourdain brought us closer together.<p>On his award-winning series, "Parts Unknown," Bourdain brought the world home to CNN viewers. Through the simple act of sharing meals, he showcased both the extraordinary diversity of cultures and cuisines, yet how …

Anthony Bourdain

Interview: Inside the Surreal Creative Mind of Greg “Craola” Simkins

Prolific artist Greg “Craola” Simkins presents a new series of surreal work in his solo exhibition <i>The Escape Artist</i>. The native Californian has a long career that has seen him move from graffiti artist to video game designer to full-time fine artist, while still maintaining a presence on the …

Creativity

The most valuable vinyl records on Earth

As more and more listeners embrace the vinyl resurgence, vinyl fans around the world are increasingly on the hunt for the coolest wax to spin on …

Vinyl Records

Watch The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: David Cross Walks Out Of His Interview

CBS<p>Ahead of his 'Oh Come On' summer comedy tour, 'Arrested Development' star David Cross has a falling out with …

Comedy

A Couple Convert An Old School Bus Into A Light and Efficient Family Home

The Mayes family transformed a Thomas High Top into a well-organized and airy humble abode, using thoughtful storage and a minimalist color palette.<p>When Gabriel and Debbie Mayes decided to embrace the tiny house movement, they knew the transition would be anything but easy. For starters, they—along …

Demystifying the Winchester Mystery House

Under new management, the labyrinthine mansion is giving up more of its closely guarded secrets.<p>When Walter Magnuson arrived at San Jose’s Winchester …

A couple created this amazing bookcase for their children in just one day

It may look complicated, but anyone can do this at home<p>In an effort to qualify for an Australian DIY competition show called <i>The Block</i>, one couple …

Why Lou Reed really was 'a twisted, scary monster'

<i>Lewis Jones reviews Lou Reed by Anthony DeCurtis (John Murray)</i><p>With the four albums they released between 1967 and 1970, the Velvet Underground challenged the prevailing musical fashion set by California hippies. Instead of peace, love and soft drugs, they sang about paranoia, perversion and hard …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Documentaries

Growing Ginger Root in the Garden

As gardeners, we strive to grow a garden that is rich with herbs, spices, and vegetables that are healthy for us as well as appetizing to eat. Many …

These sweaty hippies might be the last torchbearers of America’s counterculture

The Rainbow Family‘s authentic utopia<p>To be a hippie in the 21st century takes grit. Cost of living notwithstanding, the collision of late capitalism, …

Counter-culture