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If You Think You Know What Happened In Waco…Think Again

In 1993, the FBI raided the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, TX where they believed religious leader David Koresh was leading a cult and abusing children in the process. Over 70 people died, an unavoidable tragedy that resulted from the cult members choosing to take an armed stand instead of surrendering to authorities. Or at...

This Guy Recreated the ‘Home Alone’ Soundtrack Using Only His Voice…and It’s Incredible

There’s no doubt that 1990’s Home Alone has joined the ranks of classic Christmas films at this point. but you might not know that master composer John Williams was responsible for the music in the film. Williams has scored classic films like Jaws, the Indiana Jones movies, the original Star Wars films, and many more. Like, a lot more. But John Williams isn’t...

This Guy’s Jeopardy Answer Wasn’t ‘Gangsta’ Enough and It’s Hilarious

I watch Jeopardy! on a pretty regular basis, and I’ve never seen anything like this before. But I have to say – it’s absolutely hilarious. I hope Alex Trebek agrees with me. Recently, a Jeopardy! contestant named Nick answered a question, and Mr. Trebek told him he nailed it. But then, the show’s judges decided Nick’s answer wasn’t...

The Origin of the Term ‘Devil’s Advocate’ Comes Directly From the Catholic Church

It’s a term you hear all the time, usually from a friend or work colleague who wants to give you some advice about something you probably don’t want to hear. It usually goes like this: “I hate to play devil’s advocate, but…” and then you get the straight dope. But where does the phrase “devil’s...

Watch This Peaceful River Turn Into a Crazy Mess of Ice Chunks

Let’s all be thankful for cameras positioned in remote places to capture amazing images that we would not usually see. You know, like those nature trail camera traps that show lions, tigers, and bears frolicking through the forest. But sometimes they catch even more exotic imagery like…rivers. Rivers may be commonplace, but crazy things can...

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This Map Shows All 50 States Reimagined as Food Puns

You love food, right? You love America, right? RIGHT? I thought so. So you absolutely NEED this map in your life. Chris Durso dreamed up this amazing project when his son suggested they make states out of food. And we’re all better for it. Just look at this thing. Each state in the Union was crafted...

Merriam-Webster Tweeted About “Doggos” and the Pooch Pics Came Rolling In

If one thing is certain in life, it’s that you can never, ever get enough of dogs. Every time a dog video pops up on Facebook or Instagram, I immediately drop what I’m doing and watch it. Which is why I’m pretty excited that Merriam-Webster is “watching” the word “doggo” for possible entry into its...

The History Behind the Phrase “…And the Horse You Rode in On”

It’s one of those sayings you’ve heard throughout your entire life, but you really have no idea what it means or where it came from. Well, I’m here to provide you with an answer. Obviously, you know the phrase “…and the horse you rode in on” usually follows an insult, like “fuck you,” as it...

The Reason Why B Batteries Are Practically Non-Existent

You know you’ve wondered about this before. We all have. It’s one of life’s trivial mysteries that you think about for a split second and then forget and go on with your day. The question is, why aren’t there B batteries? As you are probably aware of, you can choose from AA, AAA, C, and...

This Viral Shoe-Cleaning Hack Is a Miracle Worker

Are your sneakers greasy, grimy, and hard to look at? Especially white sneakers, like Keds or Chuck Taylors? Once they get that filthy, you usually just toss them, right? Well, you don’t need to throw them in the trash anymore. A college student named Sarah Tracey discovered a way to make her old beat up...