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The 5 Biggest Ever Crimes against Humanity

Genocide. The very utterance stops conversations flat. Images of universal suffering, starvation and killing; everything we reject but sadly have to remember about our history; not just death and not ...

The 8 Most Shocking Human Sacrifices

In what remains probably the most suspenseful moment in the Holy Bible, Abraham ascends the mountain, firewood and dagger in hand, after reluctantly obeying to kill his only son at God’s request. His ...

The 10 Unhealthiest Countries in the World

It’s comforting to think of health as a matter of personal lifestyle. Perhaps it's equally discomforting to think you might not have total control over your physical well-being. Here in the West we li...

5 Disturbing Facts About American Prisons

2.2 million, about 1 in 142 people, currently spend their days behind bars in the United States. That means 25% of prisoners worldwide come from a country that's home to only 5% of the global populati...

8 Biggest Domestic Spying Facilities In The USA

It’s been nearly a year since former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden blew the lid on the US government’s domestic spying programs and opened the floodgates of public interest in hom...

These 5 Nations Could Win World War III

At about 8:15 a.m. Monday, August 6, 1945, the American atomic bomb “Little Boy” dropped on Hiroshima effectively killing 80,000 people and destroying 69% of the city’s buildings in an instant. Three ...

10 Countries with the Costliest Cocaine

It’s the caviar of narcotics, the superstar’s pick-me-up, the lifeblood of Latin American drug cartels and, as Robin Williams related, God’s way of telling you you have too much money. We recently pub...

10 Biggest Heroin Trafficking Countries In The World

Once a year, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) publishes a broad, data-rich assessment of what is commonly called the international drug problem. This World Drug Report represents t...

The 10 Biggest Ever American Riots

When you think violence and civil unrest, America could be the first or last country that comes to mind. On one hand, the U.S. is emblematic of the so-called “First World”; a beacon of peace and prosp...

The Richest Atheist Celebrities

Whatever your views on the nature of this tragicomedy of errors we call existence—whether you believe in something divine, supernatural, spiritual, inexplicable, flying and made of spaghetti, or nothi...

10 Cities Where the American Dream is Dying

The 'American Dream' is commonly defined as freedom of opportunity for all - the possibility that those who work hard  enough can achieve the success and wealth they deserve. But in this age of rampan...

10 Worst European Countries For Youth Unemployment

Among the most startling trends to come out of the 2008 financial crisis—and the one certainly yielding some of the highest figures—is the number of qualified young people out of work in developed cou...

10 Poor Artists Who Got Rich After Death

Alright, so the world has seen its reasonable share of successful painters. From Picasso to Pollack, once in a while the art world does seem to hatch its own strange breed of living, breathing celebri...

10 Rags To Riches Millionaire Musicians

The music industry holds an alluring, almost divine promise of transformation to anyone who manages to break into the fold. The potential for colossal sums of money certainly has something to do with ...

Mavericks: The 10 Most Influential School Dropouts

Most of us would agree the standard model of success begins something like this: Go to school, study hard, get good grades, graduate, find a job and build a career. No doubt this is some good wisdom t...

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