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11 of the Richest People in History

Coming up with a definitive list of the richest people of all time is almost impossible, thanks to the difficulties that arise with comparing different currencies and adjusting for inflation over thousands of years. But these 11 men were up there in the 0.001 percent of their time—and they were all just a little bit [...]

23 Writers Who Were Famous by Age 23

While it’s not as easy for authors to become famous at a young age as it is for pop singers, it’s still not unheard of for barely legal authors to find fame, success, and even fortune. Here are 23 authors who manager to achieve fame—though not always positive—by age 23. 1-2. Guptara Twins Date of Birth: November [...]

Norman The Bike Riding Dog

(YouTube Link) The dog featured in this video is named Norman, and he really gets around town on his custom, monogrammed bike! He’s eager to show the neighbors that he’s more evolved than their mutts, and his sweet haircut should make him a hit with the local females. And if Norman ever starts his own canine bike gang [...]

Profiles in Scourges: Pablo Escobar

© HO/Reuters/Corbis Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria was born December 1, 1949, in the town of Rionegro, nestled in the northern Andes not far from the city of Medellin in the Colombian province of Antioquia. The son of a peasant farmer and a schoolteacher, there was nothing in Escobar’s background to suggest the meteoric and spectacularly sociopathic [...]

Puppet with a Face Belly

Our pal Juergen of Random Good Stuff and For 91 Days is in Palermo, Italy when he visited a fantastic little museum of puppets called the Museo [...]

The Killer Who Inspired Three Classic Horror Movies

You’ve likely heard of Ed Gein. His house of horrors made headlines for years after he was sent to a mental hospital for his actions. They were so memorable, in fact, that he inspired some of the most iconic thrillers of all time: Psycho, Silence of the Lambs and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. First, a [...]

10 Town Names That Will Make You Hungry

Earlier this year, Ranker.com assembled a list of food-centric town names. It made us hungry. Here’s how some of those places got those delicious monikers. 1. Hot Coffee, MS Image credit: Flickr user jimmywayne In the early 1800s, travelers on their way to Mobile often stopped at an inn in southern Mississippi, where owner Levi Davis greeted them [...]

Dog Riding a Scooter

(Video Link) This video shows Norman, a Briard, riding a 4-wheeled push scooter. via Ace of Spades HQ

13 Animal Friendships Sure To Melt Your Heart

What is it about interspecies animal friendships that make humans so infatuated? Is it the unlikelihood of the partnerships or the simple cuteness of two different species reflecting so well upon one another? Whatever it is, these adorable animal pairings are simply precious no matter how you look at it. A Dog, A Cat and A [...]

What Does the Sergeant at Arms Do?

The Sergeant at Arms is perhaps most famous for being the guy at the State of the Union Address who, along with the House Floor Services Chief, shouts “Mister (or Madam) Speaker, the President of the United States!” But what does the Sergeant at Arms do the rest of the year? (Current Sergeant at Arms [...]