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10 Most Notorious Cults in Recent History

Most Shocking

Woody Allen, philosopher par excellence, once said that “if Jesus came back and saw what was being done in his name, he'd never stop throwing up.” Crudely put, but the sentiment might ring true for ma...

10 of the Most Shocking Film Moments Ever

Most Shocking

Oscar Wilde famously said that “art imitates life far more than life imitates art.” Of course, Oscar hasn’t been around for a while. If he were, odds are he’d be hoping that life has nothing at all to...

10 Most Shocking Murder Trials of the Moment

Extreme

A court room isn’t quite a theatre, but there’s something inherently dramatic about it all the same, and there always has been. Ever since the dark old ages of the Salem Witch Trials, court proceeding...

The Ten Richest Charities in the World

World Money

Ever since Dr. Faustus sold his soul to the devil for power, glory and the almighty buck, there has been a culturally entrenched anxiety around wealth. Money makes rich people feel guilty, and less ri...

The Deadliest Kids' Games of the Last Decade

The Biggest

Maybe it’s the digital age. Maybe it’s the boredom of the over-stimulated. Maybe it’s the primal need to dance with death that historically was sated in sword and axe wielding battlefield action. Or m...

10 Things Americans Can't Live Without

Most Popular

Ever since Adam and Eve took a look at that apple, humans have been consumed by the need to know more, to have more, and fundamentally to ‘be’ more. But with that drive for omniscience comes the fear ...

The 10 Most Bizarre Laws Still in Practice

The Biggest

There was a time (around the seventh century) when, if a neighbour killed your cousin you were legally obliged to seek revenge by killing one of the culprit’s cousins. Of course, your cousin was someb...