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Jeff Sessions’ Coming War on Legal Marijuana

There’s little to stop the attorney general nominee from ignoring the will of millions of pro-pot voters.<p>On Election Day, eight states voted to legalize recreational or medical marijuana, bringing the nationwide total of medical states to 29. In Florida, medical marijuana won nearly 2 million more …

20 of Steven Wright's Funniest Jokes

Don't get too excited, but today is the deadpan comedian's 61st birthday. To celebrate, here are 20 of his funniest jokes.<p>1. "It's a small world, but …

13 Black Friday horror stories: Retail workers reveal their worst ever customers

Black Friday is almost upon us once again, the day when shoppers around the world queue up for hours in the hope of getting their hands on some bargains.<p>This year, the Black Friday date you need to know is November 25, followed by Cyber Monday on November 28.<p>Black Friday counter<p>There have been …

SNL: Dave Chappelle’s Black White Supremacist Clayton Bigsby Loves Donald Trump

All your ‘Chappelle’s Show’ favorites came together on SNL this week to face off against ‘The Walking Dead’ villain Negan—including the confused …

The Trippy Life of the LSD Manufacturer Who ‘Helped Create the 60s’

Augustus Owsley Stanley III was the LSD chemist and audio maestro who not only created the Grateful Dead's "Wall of Sound" and inspired the band's dancing bear iconography, but also created the drugs that sparked the "spirit of that era."<p>Though not a household name, Augustus Owsley Stanley III, …

Birds are more like ‘feathered apes’ than ‘bird brains’

For centuries scientists dismissed birds as dumb based on physical differences in their brains. How wrong we were.<p>When Jane Goodall observed chimpanzees making tools in 1960, humans lost their self-aggrandizing status as the world’s only tool makers. Now scientists are beginning to realise there …

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9 Ex-Gang Members With Their Tattoos Removed

Seeing a fully tattooed person in a shady neighborhood can create all kinds of negative assumptions. But sometimes (if not most of the time) they’re …

How H.R. Giger Invented Sci-Fi's Most Terrifying Monster

Taschen's monograph on the late genius H.R. Giger took ten years to complete and is one of the most comprehensive examinations of the artist's inimitable work. In this excerpt, writer Andreas J. Hirsch explains why Giger's work is like a "Rosetta Stone."<p><i>The following excerpt from Taschen's</i> …

What we lose when we lose the world’s frogs

Amphibians survived the dinosaur extinction just fine. Why are they in peril now?<p>In September, a frog died in an Atlanta botanical garden. With it went an entire species never to hop along the Earth again. Biologists at Zoo Atlanta who’d looked after the frog for the past 12 years called him …

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The Clinton Foundation left a toxic legacy in Colombia, critics say

<i>Editor’s note: The original version of this story did not meet our standards, and it has been revised accordingly. The update includes comments from</i> …

Watch: 5 Unnerving Ouija Boards Experiences

Although tales of tragedy caused by a Ouija Board are often dismissed as urban legend, there are some instances where such unfortunate events appear …

WATCH: UFO filmed LANDING in Russia after ball of light seen over Moscow skies

The mobile phone footage was captured by a shocked resident of the capital city.<p>A bright ball of light can be seen flying over blocks of flats, …

Implicit Bias and African witchcraft

From the <i>New York Times</i>:<p>One of the newest chew toys in the presidential campaign is “implicit bias,” a term Mike Pence repeatedly took exception to in …

Daily 2 Cents: I'm a Reptilian / Human Hybrid -- Creepy Clown Pummeled by Baseball Bat -- Anomalous 'Robot' Captured on Trail Cam

<b>I'm a Reptilian / Human Hybrid</b><p><b>Ohio - 2016-10-07 - 3:00AM:</b> I've been in contact with Terrestrial "Aliens" since I was a child. It was weird lights and …

It's becoming harder than ever to vote in 14 critical states

States are implementing new rules, such as forcing voters to show ID at the polls or restricting early voting, for the first time since 2013, when the Supreme Court gutted Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which was meant to ensure all voters have the same voting rights, especially voters in …

Adolf Hitler's first biography written by the Fuhrer himself, according to new evidence

For 70 years, historians studying the life of Adolf Hitler have worked on the basis that <i>Mein Kampf</i> was his only attempt at an autobiography. Written partly in his cell at Landsberg prison in Bavaria, his two-volume memoir is the prime source for understanding the roots of his warped …

Aid agencies in call for North Korea funding after devastating floods

Storm in August left 70,000 homeless and 600,000 in need, with children now at high risk, say Unicef and Save the Children<p>International aid agencies have called for millions of dollars of funding for an urgent relief effort in North Korea after floods in the country’s remote north-east in August …

'Rick and Morty' Re-enact the Most Insane Court Case of All Time

As court cases go, the State of Georgia V. Denver Fenton Allen may be one of the most insane legal proceedings in history. After all, it’s not every …

BREAKING - Russia Prime Minister Warns US And Arab Countries: Invading Syria “Will Start a New World War” Putin Blaming America For Tearing Apart The Post-Cold War Stability. All Of Us Are Now In Great Danger

Russia Prime Minister Warns<p>By Hal Turner<p>Russia has publicly warned Saudi Arabia, the US, and other countries, they risk “a new world war” if they act …

How California Cops Manufactured a Murder and Ignored a Kidnapping

After a woman was kidnapped and her husband drugged, cops thought the whole thing was a 'Gone Girl'-style hoax. They were dead wrong.<p>When Aaron Quinn woke up, his girlfriend was gone, and he was still groggy from a Nyquil and diazepam cocktail. Lying in a cordoned off area in his kitchen, under …

Shilling for Hitler

Eminent historians defended Holocaust denier David Irving in the name of free speech and scholarship. Deborah Lipstadt’s account of her libel trial with Irving proves how colossally wrong they were.<p>Charles Taylor<p>February 7, 2005 8:00am (UTC)<p>Let's imagine that there was a writer who took as his …

Hurricane Matthew A Warning To Mankind: End Of The World, Alien Invasion Coming

A disturbing satellite image of Hurricane Matthew has been making rounds on social media for an unusual reason. The storm system appears to have …

How to Filter and Purify Water | The Art of Manliness

For most folks in the developed world, getting a drink of safe, clean, palatable drinking water is as easy as turning on the tap.<p>Outside of the …

Why Americans and the British Spell English Words Differently

Have you ever wondered why Americans and Brits spell English differently? How are colour and color the same word? Centre and center? What’s up with …

7 Brain Hacks That Will Make You a Lot Smarter

To stay ahead in life, you need to be a constant learner. These hacks will help you pull it off.<p>Our world is evolving quicker than ever.<p>To stay competitive in business and ahead of the game, it's increasingly important to continually learn new skills and information. That's why mega-moguls like …

Archaeologists Discover Skeleton of Ancient Stoner Wrapped in Weed

Some people choose to be buried with objects that are emblematic of what they cared for in life. In the case of a 2,400-year-old skeleton recently …

These are the 11 rich countries with the biggest organised-crime problems

One of the subcategories used by the WEF is the prevalence of organised crime — listed under the "security" index. Extortion, racketeering, theft, violence, and property damage are all factors that could hold back a country's development.<p>To make the comparisons more reasonable, we only took …

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