Murdered by the Airwaves: The Death of Radio Host Alan Berg

Radio host Alan Berg had a unique personality. He was smart, a trained lawyer. He was an outspoken liberal. And he was extremely confrontational and outspoken. In the early 1980s, Berg, who was Jewish, attacked anti-Semitism and white power groups head-on during his radio broadcasts from Denver, Colorado. Unbeknownst to Berg, his on-air views and statements...

This College Student 3D Printed His Own Invisible Braces for Just $60

Amos Dudley (who also has a name that belongs in a Harry Potter novel) is a 23-year-old digital design student in New Jersey with a pretty common problem – he hates his crooked teeth. He reportedly had braces as a teenager but didn’t do his part to maintain the fix (um, hello, who among us...

The FBI Tried to Blackmail MLK Jr. Into Killing Himself

The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. has pretty much reached the status of an American Saint at this point: But it wasn’t always this way. Heck, Super Bowl  XXVII was moved from Arizona to Pasadena in the early 90s, because the Arizona chose not to officially recognize MLK Jr. Day. And until 2000 employees of South Carolina...

A Mysterious Light Is Hanging Over Canada, and Its Name Is ‘Steve’

There’s a mysterious light hovering over Canada, and its name is Steve. Here’s a video of Steve. Amazingly, Steve was first discovered by amateur Aurora Borealis enthusiasts. Even more amazingly, they named it after a scene from the 2006 animated film Over the Hedge. In the movie, the characters say that if you don’t know what something is,...

Abraham Lincoln Was at Teddy Roosevelt’s Inauguration… Sort Of

President Theodore Roosevelt had Abraham Lincoln’s hair with him when he was sworn into office. During his 2nd  inauguration in 1905, Roosevelt wore a ring containing strands of Lincoln’s hair, which a doctor had cut from his head on the night of his assassination. John Hay, who became Roosevelt’s Secretary of State, sent him the ring along with...

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Nevada’s Creepy Clown Motel Has a Hair-Raising Next Door Neighbor

Did you know there’s a clown motel in Tonopah, Nevada? That’s right. It’s actually called The Clown Motel. Which is creepy enough on its own. And that’s before you even see the inside: It gets even creepier when you find out…The Clown Motel shares property with an abandoned cemetery. Most of the 300 people buried in...

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Without the CGI is a Laugh Riot

Have you had a chance to see the new Beauty and the Beast adaptation that came out in March? The star of the movie, Dan Stevens, had to go through quite a process during production to complete the transformation from a handsome young man into The Beast. Behind-the-scenes videos have emerged of the production, and frankly…it’s pretty...

12 Parents Answer the Question, ‘What’s Something Terrible Your Kid Has Done That Secretly Impressed You?’

Kids say and do the darnedest things. And sometimes those things are so hilariously terrible that you can’t help but smile. These 12 parents ain’t even mad at you! 12. You little shit… My nine year old son called me into his room because he had a monster in his closet. I tell him he’s...

If You Plan on Digging a Pool in New Orleans, Have an Archaeologist on Speed Dial

When longtime New Orleans resident Vincent Marcello was making plans to put in a swimming pool, he suspected that he might find some buried remains on his property. See, his condo – and others in his neighborhood near Rampart and Toulouse – stand atop a cemetery that was built in 1723. St. Peter’s Cemetery opened just five...

The Incredible Odyssey of Eva Peron’s Body

When Domingo Tellechea was approached by men dressed in black in a bar in Argentina one night in 1974, he was immediately suspicious. Argentina was in constant upheaval in the 1970s; guerrilla groups attacked the government, and death squads employed by the government murdered radicals and innocents alike. Tellechea had some protection, however, as he was well-known...