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A limited edition New Nintendo 3DS will be just $99.99 on Black Friday

Black or white?<p>The New Nintendo 3DS is getting its cheapest price yet on Black Friday.<p>Nintendo will be releasing two new limited edition versions of the handheld — one black, one white — which will both be available on November 25th for $99.99. That makes it just slightly more expensive than the …

The Gustav is the biggest gun ever fired in combat, period

<b>The Gustav is the biggest gun ever fired in combat, period.</b> “Heavy Gustav,” as the Germans called it, was 150 feet-long and weighed 2.7 million pounds (or, as much as 750 full-sized sedans). If you’re having trouble grasping the scale of this monster, let’s look at the shells it fired:

Almost every assassination has a slew of accompanying conspiracy theories to go along with it

Almost every assassination has a slew of accompanying conspiracy theories to go along with it. What makes <b>Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination</b> different is that even King’s family thought there might be some truth to the story that James Earl Ray was framed. In fact, they believed it enough to hold a joint press conference with the accused killer to publicly state their belief that he was innocent.<p>Two years later, they were in court, suing the federal government and alleged real killer Loyd …

Rodney Alcala is a serial killer who is on death row in San Quentin for murdering five women in the 1970s, but who has subsequently admit…

<b>Rodney Alcala</b> is a serial killer who is on death row in San Quentin for murdering five women in the 1970s, but who has subsequently admitted to 30 more murders. He is also under indictment in New York for even more murders, and is believed to be responsible for an astonishing 130 killings total across the United States.<p>But none of that is the reason he’s on this list. No, Rodney Alcala will be forever remembered for one thing: In the middle of his murderous California rampage, Rodney Alcala was …

Storm is a goddamned elemental deity

Storm is a goddamned elemental deity. She can control weather so precisely that she’s able to rain down lightning at the leisure of her own baffling catchphrases. She can summon the tornadoes, tsunamis, and hurricanes needed to solve droughts; create renewable wind energy; or demolish a small country of her choosing. But, most importantly, she can produce electricity <i>from her own body</i>, like a sexy Tesla Coil.

Every day I look at a series of disgusting samples of bodily waste and diseased flesh to figure out why a patient is sick

Every day I look at a series of disgusting samples of bodily waste and diseased flesh to figure out why a patient is sick. I’m a microbiology technologist (a specialized type of clinical laboratory scientist). Whereas in a hospital drama there’s a team of genius doctors who solve the puzzle of a mysterious disease, in real life those puzzles are solved by people like me.<p>But, thanks to shows like <i>House</i> (where the doctors inexplicably run the tests themselves) and the fact that we never see …

Hollywood has worked hard to give us a clear image of what the intellectually disabled look like – charming, simpleminded folk with…

Hollywood has worked hard to give us a clear image of what the intellectually disabled look like – charming, simpleminded folk with boundless empathy and compassion, like Forrest Gump, Radio, and whatever the hell Sean Penn’s name was in <i>I Am Sam</i>. Those may all be accurate portrayals of people at the higher end of the disability spectrum, but Hollywood will never show you a realistic image of people with an IQ in the 30s, because the vast majority of viewers wouldn’t want to see it.<p>We spoke to …

Facebook security lead wants Adobe to say when it's killing Flash

To put it mildly, Adobe's Flash plugin has fallen from grace in recent years. BlackBerry, Google and other companies once thought it was crucial to the web, but you'll now find many of these outfits going out of their way to avoid and contain Flash in the names of both security and promoting true …

Mom Goes on TV to Warn About Man Taking Pictures of Her Kids at McDonald’s

Photographer Randall Armor recently wrote an article about the war on photographers in which one scary ‘P’ word is being thrown around: the …

The Death of a Leading Tibetan Monk in Chinese Custody Has Sparked Outrage

Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, a Tibetan religious leader imprisoned by China since 2002, died on Sunday. He was 65.<p>The cause of his death remains unknown, …

This Time-Lapse Shows the Passing of a Day on Earth From 22,000 Miles Away

Since late 2014, Japan’s Himawari 8 weather satellite has been in stationary orbit above New Guinea, 22,000 miles out (Earth’s average diameter is …

“I even made up that last word

“I even made up that last word.”<p><i>Here’s one ad you WON’T think is bullshit: subscribe to Cracked on YouTube! We’ll make you happy, healthy, and impervious to our culture’s lies.</i>

In 1978, horrifying child-murdered John Wayne Gacy posed for a photograph with First Lady Rosalynn Carter

In 1978, <b>horrifying child-murdered John Wayne Gacy posed for a photograph with First Lady Rosalynn Carter.</b> Mrs. Carter even signed a copy and wrote “best wishes” to a man who would turn out to be evil incarnate. If you look at his jacket, you’ll see a pin that indicates the Secret Service had given him special clearance to meet her. Gacy was arrested a few months later.

Boston police captain’s son charged in Islamic State terror bomb plot

Son of Boston police captain arrested in an FBI sting accused of plotting Islamic State-inspired terrorist act<p>The son of a Boston police captain has been arrested in an FBI sting and accused of plotting to commit terrorist acts in support of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.<p>The plot included …

New York City Reaches $5.9 Million Settlement With Family of Eric Garner

New York City reached a $5.9 million settlement Monday with the family of Eric Garner, whose death after he was placed in a chokehold by a police officer sparked a public outcry, officials said.<p>Garner's family filed notice of a $75 million lawsuit against New York City and the New York Police …

Justice

Take a look inside Google's cute little self-driving car

We've known what the outside of Google's latest self-driving car looks like for more than a year — rounded, compact, and kind of cute — but now we've seen the inside, too. Google brought its prototype vehicles to the Community School of Music and Arts in the company's home town of Mountain View on …

Myanmar's Suu Kyi says party will run in election

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Saturday her party would contest a national election in November, ending months of uncertainty about its participation in a vote that will be crucial for the scope of the country’s reforms.<p>Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San …

Asia Pacific

World powers and Iran miss nuclear deadline--again

World powers seeking a nuclear deal with Iran will continue negotiating until Friday, passing Tuesday's already extended deadline.<p>"We are continuing to negotiate for the next couple of days," European Union representative Federica Mogherini told reporters outside the Palais Coburg Hotel in Vienna, …

South Asia

That’s “crosswalk Pong”

<b>That’s “crosswalk Pong”.</b> In Germany, crossing the street kills more people per year than crack, maybe. Because of this, back in 2012 some German students hatched an idea to rig up a game of Pong on alternate traffic poles so that pedestrians could keep themselves busy. It was just a concept back then, but now, in the futuristic utopia of 2015 Germany, it’s a reality! You can play Pong with another pedestrian on a street corner somewhere in Hildesheim, Germany.

Why Cage Divers Don't Become Shark Bait

They can thank aluminum for being able to dive with the Great Whites.<p>When James Moskito and his partners founded Great White Adventures 17 years ago, with the idea of giving tourists an extremely close look at the great white sharks that gathered around the Farallon Islands to feed on harbor seals, …

Scuba Diving

Jared Leto's Joker Shows Up in Suicide Squad Trailer [UPDATE]

<b>UPDATE (7/13, 4:06pm):</b> Presumably realizing that the official version looks <i>way</i> better than that off-screen leak, Warner Bros. has uploaded the <i>Suicide</i> …

12 Must-Eat Breakfast Sandwiches Across America

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Quick! You've just woken up. You regret having a salad for dinner. Maybe you're a little hungover. You're <i>hungry</i>. So what are you craving?<p>If you're like us, it's probably a breakfast sandwich of some sort. An egg …

Apple Finally Fixes The iPhone Keyboard’s Worst Flaw In iOS 9

It’s the little things in life.<p>Like, you know, being able to tell if your keyboard is currently set to use capital letters or not.<p>With iOS 9, Apple is finally fixing one of the platform’s strangest quirks: the keyboard will no longer appear to be all caps, all the time.<p>If you’re an Android user, or …

The International WiFi Struggle

By College Tourist; Author: Ben Rissler, American University<p><b>A godlike, lifesaving thing called WiFi.</b><p>If you've ever traveled out of the country, you probably know all about just how sacred WiFi becomes during your weeklong vacation or semester abroad. Unless you're lucky enough to have a global data …

Nazi Telegram That Drove Hitler to Suicide Discovered in South Carolina Safe

And it just sold at auction.<p>A document that changed the course of World War II collected dust for years inside a safe in South Carolina, allegedly because the owner couldn't read German. <i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i> reports that a telegram from Nazi second-in-command Hermann Goering to Adolf Hitler just sold …

South Carolina

The Bizarre Origins Of Some Of Your Favorite Condiments

Mustard got its name from <i>mustum ardens</i>, an ancient Roman combination of grape must and ground mustard seeds.<p>When was the last time you gave any thought to a condiment? How often do you look at a bottle of ketchup and wonder how it came to be so popular? Not very often, most likely, but the fact of …

Twitter Pulls Vine Ad After Criticism From an Epilepsy Charity

Twitter pulled a brightly flashing Vine ad from its website Friday after receiving complaints from an epilepsy charity.<p>Epilepsy Action said …

Tribes Blast ‘Wannabe’ Native American Professor

The Cherokee Nation is denouncing scholar-activist Andrea Smith for falsely claiming to be a member of the tribe. Beyond untrue, the ethnic fraud is …

Native Americans

Michigan doctor gets 45 years in prison for hurting patients