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28 Things Society Says Are OK, But a Lot of People Can’t Get on Board With

There are some things in society that have simply been deemed okay, you know? Social norms that have been universally decided to be acceptable, but that also seem oddly unfair. Some people just can’t deal with that. These folks from AskReddit decided to share their frustrations, and, you know what? They make some good points:...

Shakespeare Invented Swagger… And a Ton of Other Words We Use All the Time

William Shakespeare died over 400 years ago. Yet most high school students still have to read and study at least one of his plays before they graduate. What’s the deal with this guy? What makes him so relevant after four centuries? What could he have possibly done, observed, or created that hasn’t been done, observed,...

Kancho: Japan’s Socially Acceptable Butt-Poking Game

Have you been thinking of taking one of those jobs teaching English in Japan? I know you’ve seen the ads. I mean, why not? If you’re single, you want a bit of cultural exchange, and you don’t mind children, this could be a pretty sweet gig. I have friends who’ve gone, and they all seemed...

The Eerie, Sad Remains of the Climbers Who Went up Mount Everest, But Never Came Down

Okay, so I’ve known for a while that a good number of the people who attempt to climb Mount Everest never return. But knowing that fact and actually hearing the stories of how these people perished or seeing images of their frozen bodies still stiff where they fell in the snow are two different things....

The True-Life Murders That Inspired ‘The Amityville Horror’

Many people are familiar with the story of The Amityville Horror from the two film adaptations, released in 1979 and 2005. The films, based on a book by Jay Anson, chronicle the haunting of the Lutz family in a house in Amityville, New York in 1975. The book was a huge hit, which led to the film...

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Why Do Stop Signs Have 8 Sides?

Just last week, I took a friend of mine to the DMV so she could get a new license. While I waited 6 hours for her to finish up, I perused the official DMV literature to pass the time. As I was looking through the section on road signs, I asked myself, “What’s up with...

Mom Orders Horrific Pizza from Domino’s and Gets Free Pizza From Another Company

Oh, moms. You know they always have our best interests at heart, even when they’re trying to figure out how to work those pesky apps on their fancy phones. Ohio mother Jimmi did her best to order her family a pizza from Domino’s using the app…and let’s just say it wasn’t a huge success. It...

Metal Fang: The Russian Cannibal Killings

During the Soviet era, it was considered standard policy for the government to deny that serial killers were active in Russia. Serial killers, officials argued, were a Western phenomenon. Despite these denials, serial killers did prey on Russians throughout the 1970s and 1980s. The most notable example is Andrei Chikatilo, a vicious killer who committed over...

Why Are We Told to Cook So Many Foods at 350 Degrees?

This is a question I’ve actually thought about before. When we look at instructions for frozen food, why are we instructed to cook so many different items at 350 degrees? I’m talking TV dinners, macaroni and cheese, leftover, all kinds of food across the board. It turns out, it has something to do with the...

‘Cards Against Muggles’ Will Make Your Harry Potter Game Night Delightfully NSFW!

Harry Potter fans have received a lot of good news this week. First, the announcement that two new books set in J.K. Rowling’s world will be released later this year. And second……wait for it…..some genius has come up with “Cards Against Muggles,” a Potter-themed card game based on the very popular, very NSFW “Cards Against Humanity.” In...