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The Museum of Broken Relationships Puts Heartache – and Healing – on Display

That many relationships do not last as long as we imagined or hoped is a sad fact of being human. People make mistakes. They grow apart, they move on. They just…change their mind. People die young, and unexpectedly. And the sad truth is that the person left behind has to figure out how to process....

Baby Face Nelson: Depression Era Outlaw And Triggerman

The early 1930s were some of the most lawless years in American history. The criminal era was defined by such figures as Al Capone, Bonnie and Clyde, and John Dillinger. Another young outlaw who made a name for himself was Lester Joseph Gillis. He took on the alias George Nelson, but it was his nickname...

The House of Horns in Three Forks, Montana

For 6 decades, Jim Phillips has been walking in the woods in search of shed or discarded antlers. It doesn’t matter the species (he’s got moose, deer, and elk) or size; ever since he was 10 years old, he’s been collecting them and stowing them in his shed. Rather, the antlers all went into his...

Medieval People Probably Didn’t Walk the Way We Do

Roland Warzecha, an expert in medieval fencing, demonstrates in the video below the idea that people in the Middle Ages didn’t walk the same way we do today. Instead of putting the heel of their foot down and then transferring weight to the front of the foot, people used to put their toe down first....

15 Documentaries You’re Not Gonna Want to Miss

Ah, documentaries. The category during the Oscar ceremony where most people get up and pee. In truth, they always sound interesting to me, but with so many Spiderman remakes to see, who has the time? That was sort of tongue-in-cheek because dear heavens, no one has really seen all of the Spidermans, right? I guess...

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Larry David and Bernie Sanders Find out They’re Related – and of Course It’s Hilarious

PBS’s show Finding Your Roots had a pretty amazing surprise for its viewers during the season 4 premiere: Larry David and Bernie Sanders are actually related (not just for the sake of an SNL sketch). People started to notice a similarity between the two during last year’s presidential primary, which led to David parodying Sanders...

20 People Who Made Accidental Google Searches and Were Not Disappointed

We’ve all made this mistake before. You meant to Google one thing, but you messed up a letter or two, and it changed your whole agenda. Sometimes, though, it’s a happy accident, as you’ll see in the photos below. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16....

7 Amazing Autumn Road Trips

I love a good road trip. Some people think that makes me weird, but there’s something about the possibility and promise of an open road, a hot drink, a song (or an audiobook), and – most importantly – no one to ask you for anything for the next hundred or so miles. I’ve started from...

29 Times People Spoke First and Thought Later

Open mouth, insert foot. 29 cringe-worthy comments: 1. STD, duh Female flatmate: “You’ll never guess what I got from my (personal) trainer today!” Me: “Syphilis?” I don’t know why I said it and the look of rage on her face still haunts me almost 10 years on. 2. oops I once said to a girl...

10 Victims of Catfishing Explain How It Went So Far

Dating is hard, and online dating is harder – you have to deal with anonymity, which, for some reason, makes people lie. A lot. And the worst kind of lying, the sort of thing that would be almost impossible to get away with dating in person, is catfishing: people pretending to be someone they simply...