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Woman Crashes Car into House in Order to Distract the Police

A drunk driver in Red Hook, New York noticed that police had pulled over a friend of hers for drunk driving. She immediately swung into action, deciding that the best way to distract the police officer was to get him to chase her instead: [...] she drove past a Red Hook, N.Y., police officer on a [...]

8 Artists Who Poured Their Heart and Soul Into Their Work (Also: Their Blood and Urine)

All artists put a little bit of their soul into every piece. But these artists put their soul – and a whole lot more – into their art. 1. Hair and Nails When Hananuma Masakichi learned he was dying of tuberculosis, he wanted to give his girlfriend a way to remember him. So he constructed a life-sized [...]

5 Memorable Moments in Comic Book Censorship

In a story we first published in 2008 (server migration week continues!), Australian writer/historian Mark Juddery discusses what happened when comic book characters ran afoul of the comic book code (or angered a hostile government). 1. The Comics Code and the C-word For decades, the comic book industry was ruled by the toughest censorship body in America: [...]