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6 Iconic Things You Won't Believe Began as Publicity Stunts

In an age when getting famous for the sake of being famous is the name of the game, and where it's hard to tell genuine news from fake "viral" …

Rose Bowl

The 5 Worst Things You See While Working in Fast Food

When I asked her to sign the slip of paper indicating that I planned to drop out of college, my English professor told me, "Whatever you do in life, …

Marvel Cinematic Universe

4 Terrifying Myths About Adulthood Every Kid Believes

I was a late bloomer, meaning it took me about twice as long as the average human to stop fucking around and grow up. There are all kinds of reasons …

Parenting

5 Reasons Flying a Fighter Jet Is Way Crazier Than 'Top Gun'

<i>Top Gun</i> came out in 1986, and (for reasons that I should probably question them about) my parents thought it was a perfectly acceptable movie to show …

Tom Cruise

5 Shocking Realities of Being Transgender the Media Ignores

I bet that, for most of you, nothing would feel weirder than having your dad or brother tell you he's now a woman. And for a certain percentage of …

LGBTQI

5 Insane Petty Crimes Committed by North Korea

North Korea's policies, attempts at propaganda, and even simple children's cartoons are a crash course in the kind of absurdity that would be …

North Korea

6 Awful Realities Behind the Scenes at SeaWorld

A few years ago, I began working as a dolphin-training intern at SeaWorld Orlando. After half a decade of volunteering at every backwoods animal …

Seals

5 Pop Culture Classics Created Out of Laziness

Inspiration can come from a variety of places: drugs, God, nature, beauty, love or even drugs. Wait, what were we talking about again?<p>Oh, right. …

James Cameron

16 Shocking Statistics You'll Wish Were Made Up

"Statistics can be misleading." It's an important phrase to keep in mind when reading opinionated news stories, or to repeat like a mantra when …

Posters

4 Unspoken Social Rules You Follow Without Thinking

If not for the laws of society, some of us wouldn't be good people. We'd be dicks: horrible, vile, subhuman dicks. Without those rules, the world …

Dark Souls

5 Famous People You Didn't Know Have Real Mutant Powers

Mutants are very real, and they are among us -- in our TVs, and our iPods, and our sexual fantasies. We've already told you about some famous people …

Jersey Shore

4 Famous People Who Get Away With Being Total Hypocrites

Hypocrites and the entertainment industry have always gone hand in hand, but the relationship has become noticeably more intense in recent years. At …

Miley Cyrus

5 Byproducts of Modern Life That Are Burying Us in Garbage

At the turn of the 20th century, major cities across the world were being quite literally buried in horse shit. Then along came a savior in the form …

Pollution

5 One-Hit Wonders Who Deserve Your Respect

There is no bigger double-edged sword when it comes to a music career than being labeled a one-hit wonder. Sure, it's embarrassing to have that kind …

Kurt Cobain

6 New Age Cures That Aren't As Full Of Crap As You Think

Let's face it: If alternative medicine worked, it wouldn't be called "alternative." It's no shock to find out that remedies involving magic and …

Mayo Clinic

How a Comedy Article Got Me Placed On the No-Fly List

I wrote a book about president fighting called <i>How to Fight Presidents</i>. It's a comedic nonfiction book that teaches you, appropriately enough, how to …

Secret Service

4 More News Stories Straight Out of 'The X-Files'

In that 1990s creepshow known as <i>The X-Files</i>, straight-laced FBI agents became entwined in scenarios so paranormal that only the barely usable letter …

Angry Birds

4 Cases of Censorship That Totally Changed the Message

Pop culture censorship is generally harmless: a series of bleeps, awkward silences, and amusing word alterations in the name of preventing Junior and …

New Singles

5 Creepy Cartoon Fan Theories That Make Way Too Much Sense

Any mentally unbalanced individual can come up with a creepy fan theory about your favorite cartoon -- that's why they're called "fan" theories. …

Toy Story

5 Ridiculous Natural Disaster Myths You Probably Believe

Despite all the advancements we've made in weather prediction, disaster preparedness, and sandbag technology, most of us are absolutely screwed if …

Living Rooms