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America’s 10 Most Disturbing Botched Executions

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The general myth of capital punishment, one that lends it a certain degree of digestibility in the public conscience, is that it’s somehow different from killing a human being. In …

10 Terrifying Statistics On Your Cellphone Addiction

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As the information economy comes to shape itself around a sort of unquestioning abidance by viral technologies, there’s a trade-off for making life easier. That trade-off is an increasing level …

Britain’s 10 Richest Billionaires In 2014

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Just 10 years ago, it took just about $1.2 billion USD to break the UK’s top 50 money elite; today it takes about $2.9 billion. According to the newest Sunday …

10 Subliminal Messages Hidden In Famous Songs

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We’ve all heard the rumour that playing Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven backwards produces satanic messages, or that the Beatles’ music in reverse will tell you that the real Paul …

10 Frightening Truths about Systemic Racism in America

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In case you haven’t seen enough unsettling data confirming the cross-over between crime, poverty and race in America, here’s the very latest. The Brookings Institution’s Hamilton Project has recently published …

The 8 Most Fatal Panics in Human History

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Mass-panic is a function of self-preservation. Members of the pack can save precious flight time in the midst of a dangerous threat by tying their own rational behaviour to the …

5 of the Most Expensive Virginities Ever Sold

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Prostitution is, they say, the oldest profession. But like every other profession out there, this changed with the advent of the digital age. Recently, in an odd but perhaps not unexpected …

4 Signs America Isn’t A Democracy

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It’s not every day a political science study sparks the latest Twitter storm. An April 2014 report by Martin Gilens of Princeton University and Benjamin Page of Northwestern University finds …

10 Most Corrupted Countries in the World in 2014

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Corruption abounds in all governments. This healthy cynicism keeps us insulated from extra shock and disappointment whenever that latest disappointing or worrying case comes to light (which seems all too …

How Many Big Macs Does $100 Buy Around the World?

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The McDonald’s Big Mac. The quintessential symbol of American capitalism, transcending the realm of food and consumer goods. Its story begins in 1967 when the food giant gave burger-birth to …

Year 1 AD: Which 8 Countries Were Richest Back Then?

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Pure economics usually doesn’t play into our ancient historical literature. When we look back to understand the trajectory of modern nations from their ancient counterparts, we usually remain fixed on …

3 Reasons the War on Terror Will Probably Never End

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It seems America wages three kinds of wars. There’s the “formal” declaration last seen in WWII; then there’s authorized military engagements by Congress, like Bush’s Afghanistan and Iraq wars still …

The 5 Biggest Space Mission Disasters

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Is there any human undertaking quite so extraordinary as space exploration? Less than a century ago the very idea was pure science fiction; centuries earlier the idea basically didn’t exist. …

The 10 Most Dangerous Places To Live In 2014

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The new Social Progress Index 2014 has just been released with its plethora of talking points for policy junkies and pedestrian pundits alike. We’re feeling a little macabre, so rather …

These 5 Corps Are Censoring The Internet

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Whether we realize it or not, internet freedom is on the downhill in more ways than one. It’s a fundamental economic reality that consumer choice falls as fewer entities come …

The 10 Most Enormous Churches In America

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While numerous religious Americans shuffle modestly into their local place of worship every Sunday, hand-in-hand with close family, friends and neighbours, across the United States tens of thousands are lining …

The 10 Most Ingenious Nations

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‘Genius’ denotes a certain inexplicable originality in human thought and action—not necessarily reciting Pi to 60,000 decimal places or penning a best-selling book trilogy, but charting an ostensibly new paradigm …

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