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Drogen: Die Crystal Meth-Flut kommt aus Tschechien

Anzeige<p>Für Sebastian Caspar war es, als würde er zwei Sonnen sehen. Während ihn ein unglaubliches Lustgefühl überschwemmte, dachte er, er könne ewig …

Medizin

Islamischer Staat: Das Kalifat der Wahnsinnigen wankt

Anzeige<p>„Wir werden die Welt erobern“, sagt Abu Mohammed stolz und krault sich dabei an seinem mit Henna rot gefärbten Bart. „Syrien und Irak sind nur …

Syrien

Wieses Muskelspiele im Kasperletheater

Wrestling in Frankfurt Wieses Muskelspiele im Kasperletheater<p>Von ,<p>-Aktualisiert am 16.11.2014-19:13<p>Tim Wiese ist zu Gast beim Wrestling. In Frankfurt …

World’s Most Haunted Cities

These notoriously frightful cities are beset with ghastly, ghostly close encounters.<p><b>1. Madrid, Spain:</b> Ghosts haunt all walks of life in this capital city, appearing in museums, like the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, whose central building was formerly a hospital, and even the imposing Linares Palace, …

Will North Korea ever use its nuclear weapons?

A senior US general claimed last week that North Korea has the expertise to build a nuclear warhead that can be mounted on a ballistic missile – although he added that there was no evidence that it had actually done so.<p>General Curtis Scaparrotti, the commander of US forces in South Korea, said he …

Why NASA Blew Up a Rocket Just After Launch

A National Geographic staffer's on-scene account of the Antares rocket failure.<p><b>WALLOPS ISLAND, Virginia—Every time NASA launches a rocket, two safety officers have one weighty decision: They have to decide whether to push a self-destruct button if it appears the launch is going awry.</b><p>If they make …

What It Was Like to Be Gay in Communist Romania

Under the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceaușescu, homosexuality was outlawed and never discussed—having the wrong kind of intercourse could lead to interrogations and prison time.<p><i>Dictator Ceaușescu's on New Year’s Eve, 1976. Photo via Fototeca online a comunismului românesc. Collage: Mircea …

The Glorious, Gory History of 'Mortal Kombat'

Crude, violent, and innovative, the franchise's legacy extends far beyond the early censorship struggles that resulted in the creation of the Entertainment Software Rating Board.<p>The beginning of the 1990s was a golden age for arcade fighting games. In 1991, Capcom released <i>Street Fighter II</i>, a title …

What I've Learned from Working in a Gay Fetish Shop

Firstly, lesbians are the nicest customers. Secondly, the last people you'd imagine buying a particular item will, without question, always be the first ones to buy that item.<p><i>Photo via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>I've spent several years working in a sex shop, and have come to realize that there are a few …

Diapers

Maniacal Clowns Are Attacking People with Guns and Knives in France

I called up a real clown to get his take, and he told me that you can spot attack clowns by their feet—they won't be wearing the classic oversize shoes.<p><i>Some "evil clowns" spotted in southern France. Note the shoes. Photo via Facebook</i><p>For my entire life, when I've met new people and arrived at the …

The Creator of 'Hip Hop Family Tree' Talks Rap History and Comics

Ed Piskor is in the middle of putting out a comic-book history of hip-hop that is pretty much the best history of hip-hop anyone's ever done.<p><i>Images courtesy of Ed Piskor</i><p>Ed Piskor’s <i>Hip Hop Family Tree</i> is an astonishing feat of cultural archaeology, in both ambition and execution. The project somehow …

Rap & Hip-Hop

It's Very Easy to Get Away with Lying About North Korea

There's a high degree of gullibility where the "Hermit Kingdom" is concerned. The same stories are circulated as new again and again.<p><i>North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and some of his generals. Photo via Flickr user Michael Donovan</i><p>As soon as Kim Jong-un re-emerged from wherever he was this …

North Korea

The Best of Myanmar's Censored Art

For nearly 50 years the country's socialist government banned artworks for often seemingly arbitrary reasons.<p><i>'Waiting For' (2010) by Than Htay</i><p>On top of having one of the world's longest-running civil wars and widest income gaps, Burma (officially known as Myanmar) implements some of the world's …

'The Big Lebowski' Was the Film That Taught Me to Take It Easy, Man

After my life fell into shambles, I began to embrace the Lebowskian philosophy of the Coen Brothers' comic masterpiece-my "becoming-Dude," if you will.<p>Whenever people are asked to name the greatest atrocities of the 20th century-while making small-talk at a dinner party, say, or on <i>Family Feud-</i>the …

Not of This World: The International Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses Was Awesome

Last weekend’s Jehovah's Witness Convention in Melbourne was a great opportunity to join the insular JW world, even if just for a few hours.<p><i>All images by the author</i><p>Prior to last Sunday my knowledge of the world of Jehovah’s Witnesses was limited to all the things my JW high school friend, Destiny, …

Cry-Baby of the Week: Some Guys Allegedly Shot a Woman Because They Lost at Beer Pong

Also this week: A Muslim woman was ejected from the opera because she refused to remove her veil.<p><i>After a two-week break, it's time, once again, to marvel at some idiots who don't know how to handle the world:</i><p><b>Cry-Baby #1: The cast of La Traviata at the Opéra Bastille</b><p><i>Screencap via Google Maps, niqab</i> …

A Tour Guide in San Francisco Really Hates Chinatown (and Chinese People!)

A potentially drunk tour guide in San Francisco regaled German tourists with her numerous gripes with the Chinese people living in her city. Fortunately for us, someone filmed it.<p><i>Thumbnail photo via Flickr users Dave and Margie Hill</i><p>In this column, I've chronicled all manner of racist, …

San Francisco

Assassin’s Creed: Unity – Diesen TV-Spot solltet ihr euch nicht entgehen lassen

Bis zum 13. November müssen wir uns noch gedulden, dann erscheint Assassin’s Creed: Unity endlich für PC, PS4 und Xbox One. Bis dahin müssen wir uns …

Stronghold Crusader 2: Der Burgenbau im Test

Zwölf Jahre ist es her, dass Stronghold Crusader im Sommer 2002 das Licht der Welt erblickte. Statt satten Wäldern gab es in Stronghold Crusader …

"Diese Gender-Scheiße macht mich fertig!"

Die Frauenquote sorge nur für Quotenfrauen, Anreden wie "Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen" seien "Gender-Scheiße": Der Entertainer Jürgen von der Lippe …