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Christian fundamentalism is a capitalist construct: The secret history of American religion

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>The origins of modern evangelicalism can all be traced back to the founder of Quaker Oats. A historian explains<p>Daniel Silliman<p>May 13, 2015 8:30pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Religion Dispatches.<p>Christian fundamentalism was invented in an advertising campaign, according to a …

Hannibal Buress – Gibberish Rap

Comedy

24 Facts That Will Ruin Your Childhood

The truth can set you free, but it can also make the world a cold and bitter place. What follows is that second kind of truth. We asked our readers …

5 Things Nobody Tells You About Getting Punched in the Face

My story is as simple as it is stupid: I was sitting on a park bench when a nicely dressed, chubby boy of about 13 popped in front of me and asked if …

This Insane Video Of Wingsuit Pilots Flying Majestically Through The Air Will Blow Your Mind

The world's first air-to-ground high five!

Extreme Sports

Co-Stars Who Hated Each Other: Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in 'The Notebook' and More

<b>Film:</b> <i>The Notebook</i><p><b>Co-stars:</b> Ryan Gosling vs. Rachel McAdams<p>“If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.” Apparently <i>not</i>. Filmmaker Nicholas Cassavetes handpicked a …

This Physicist Has A Groundbreaking Idea About Why Life Exists

Popular hypotheses credit a primordial soup, a bolt of lightning, and a colossal stroke of luck.<p>But if a provocative new theory is correct, luck may have little to do with it. Instead, according to the physicist proposing the idea, the origin and subsequent evolution of life follow from the …

5 Scientific Explanations Behind Everyday Nuisances

In an era where our gadgets exceed the science fiction of just 20 years ago, it's amazing how many everyday annoyances have never gotten fixed. …

Headphones

5 Ridiculous Sex Myths From History (You Probably Believe)

Since the sexual revolution of the '60s, we tend to think that sexuality from the Baby Boomers back to the beginning of time was a long history of …

The 5 Most Horrifying Booby Traps in the History of War

When we say "booby trap," chances are you either A) imagine Indiana Jones running, jumping, and dodging through a hail of poisoned arrows, or B) …

Vietnam War

23 Amazing People Who Were Screwed Out of History Books

They say history is written by the winners, but frankly we're pretty sure history is just written by dickheads. How else do you explain how these …

Child Actors

21 Mac 'N' Cheeses That Are Better Than A Boyfriend

True love makes you feel all gooey inside.

Cooking

5 Things the Worst People in the World Love Doing in Public

We're all guilty of breaking these.<p>Cast and Crew<p>Hair/Makeup: Amber Bruehl<p>Sound Mixer: Scott Hardie<p>Teleprompter Operator: Jesse Ricketts<p>Assistant …

Handy

The 6 Greatest War Heroes Who Got Screwed Out of History

One thing's for sure -- we love us some war heroes. And we like to think that when our men and women on the front lines go the extra mile for their …

World History

The 9 Most Unintentionally Depressing Pro Wrestling Gimmicks

Any professional wrestler will tell you that the hardest part of the job is coming up with your gimmick. You need to be outrageous and distinctive …

Comic Books

28 Shocking Pictures That Prove The Illuminati Took Over In 2014

WAKE UP, MY SHEEPS.

Pop Culture

23 Mind-Blowing Details Behind the Scenes of Everyday Life

Nowadays, we always get the scooped on how our favorite movies are made. But have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of the processes …

4 Hilarious Leaked Emails Corporations Don't Want You to See

Most of us have been online long enough to understand that emails are forever, which is why every work message requires sobriety and a triple check …

Florida

Jon Stewart, After A Week Off, Lets Fly On The Ferguson Protests

"Merely a bizarrely-similar, unending series of isolated incidents."

Jon Stewart

This Is the Best Newspaper “Retraction” You’ll Read All Year

28 Rejected Names for Famous Products (Probably)

Some products get lucky and nail the whole name thing on the first try. Some brands, though, brainstorm for hours before coming up with that perfect …

Social Media

13 Canadian Fast Food Menu Items Americans Don't Have

AKA 13 stoner reasons to move to Canada.

41 Amazing Food Tricks You Won't Believe You Didn't Know

Lifehacks are great. Food is great. So it only makes sense that food hacks would be mind-blowingly great.<p>We tasked our readers with bringing you …

Thomas Jefferson vs. the Bible: What America’s founding father really thought about religion

<b>(White House Historical Association)</b><p>Our third president had famously complicated attitudes about Christianity. But just how conflicted was his?<p>Valerie Tarico<p>December 3, 2014 2:23pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>American Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, who authored the …

Death by the Choking Game

<b>A photo of Alex, age 13</b><p>When my best friend lost her son, she discovered the awful truth behind the “Good Kids’ High”<p>Angie Kim<p>October 12, 2013 11:00pm (UTC)<p>It was the kind of day you’d never remember if it hadn’t ended the way it did. A mother with her two sons, 13 and 11, on a Monday in August. …