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  • What the COED Staff Would’ve Been Doing 100 Years Ago

    See those guys? They’re painters hanging out on the Brooklyn Bridge back in 1914. Yeah, that would’ve bee…

  • Adolf Hitler’s Birthday and 4 Other Historical 420 Buzzkills

    April 20th, better known as 420, is a day of global jubilee, when good people from around the world celebrate, in a haze of…

  • When Should You Ask For A Girl’s “Number”? [HE SAID/SHE SAID]

    The magic number = how many people you’ve slept with, know in the biblical sense, taken to pound town, the number o…

  • Wilmer Valderrama and the Top 7 A**-Getting Assclowns

    What do Minka Kelly, Lindsay Lohan, and Scarlett Johannson all have in common? The fact that they’ve all been wit…

  • 5 Greatest Rematches in Sports History

    Four years ago the Giants and Patriots treated us to one of the best Super Bowls in league history, filled with all the dra…

  • Today I Learned Where Santa Claus Originally Came From [VIDEO]

    I didn't find this video on Reddit, but that doesn't mean that I can't learn anything today. I've heard the stories about where the man/myth/legend known as Santa Claus came from, but before watching this video I never got the complete story. For many reasons, hopefully none of you watching this are five years old - I wouldn't want to be responsible for ruining Christmas. Unless you're my cousins, and I thought it was already fairly obvious that "Santa Claus" was our really our uncle. Video after the jump!

  • Been Pimpin’ Since Infancy: History’s Youngest Rulers

    November 4th is King Tut Day. On this day in 1922, his tomb was discovered. While most cokeheads perk up at the mention of Tutankhamun, the 18th Century pharaoh was mostly known for being young as sh*t when he assumed dominion. When you think of Kings, Emperors, Presidents, Czars; these titles invoke visions of distinction, maturity, grey hair, and arthritis. Leadership and power have a tendency to develop with age and experience. However, there have been anomalies to this stream of succession. In honor of today (11/4) being King Tut Day, here's a list of rulers that ran an Empire after getting their dose of Saturday morning cartoons.

  • The 6 Scariest Colleges in America

    Everywhere large groups of college kids go; even larger amounts of bullsh*t are sure to follow. But it’s getting to be the time of year again where it becomes harder to brush off those ghost stories as BS. If it seems so unlikely, why don’t you go check it out…by yourself…at night? If this seems out of the question, why not just check out The 6 Scariest Colleges in America in our killer slideshow below... but beware, the last person to use our slideshow had their eyeballs explode and now haunts our office. And she's got this super annoying moan. Check our list after the jump.

  • 5 Most Epic Rap Battles Of History [VIDEOS]

    What do Adolf Hitler, Abe Lincoln, and the Easter Bunny all have in common? They straight up kill while rocking on the mic in their rap battles. The people behind Epic Rap Battles of History take some of the most famous, historic figures and, well, have them rap battle. With Albert Einstein vs. Stephen Hawking, Darth Vader vs. Adolf Hitler, and Abe Lincoln vs. Chuck Norris you are bound to find one that strikes your historical, verse-spitting fancy. Check out the battles after the jump!

  • A Quick History of Why Men Like Boobs and Butts

    Why do we love boobs so much? And for the ass men out there, what is so compelling about a tight, well formed, luscious, perfect glutemus maximus? And thirdly, who cares as long as we get a good piece of each? Good, poignant, thought provoking queries.

  • TV

    TV This Week: Music, Art, and Vampires

    This week brings premieres, finales, and a notable awards show. In particular, there's a lot of artsy stuff going on this week. So tune in and turn up your appreciation of the finer things in life.

  • Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card From Shmoop.com!

    When you're neck deep studying for finals, cramming in chapters and writing papers, anything that can help you get a handle on your course-load can make all the difference. Luckily for you, Shmoop.com has your back. Loaded with more than 230 topics in literature, US history, and poetry as well as essay writing, Shmoop breaks down course content...

  • The Origins of 11 Famous Cocktails

    I've always considered myself a bit of a pro when it comes to alcohol. I can drink the hell out of most any adult beveridge many times over and still be in good enough shape to drive my school bus route virtually accident free. But despite the pending lawsuits and my adoration and persistent faithfulness to the drink, when it comes to cocktail history, I am second string B-Team all the way. Or at least I was until now.

  • CGI Guru Stan Winston Dies at 62

    The man responsible for Aliens‘ aliens, Jurassic Park‘s dinosaurs, and Terminator 2: Judgement Day…

  • The History of Fantasy Football

    Football covercoming baseball as the national pastime in the United States can be directly attributed to gambling and…

  • Tribute to the “Wilhelm Scream”

    Have you ever wondered if Hollywood studios reuse the same scream effect over and over again? If you have, it’s wi…

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