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The Miracle of (Mass) Pregnancy

It’s no secret that some animals give birth to a half-dozen babies on a regular basis and do so without breaking a sweat. In fact, it’s been estimated that a breeding pair of cats and their descendants could produce as many as 420,000 kittens in as little as seven years, under ideal conditions. Then there are the […]

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World’s Tallest Water Slide

Schlitterbahn, already known for doing insane things to people with water and tall structures, really outdid themselves. The Verrückt water slide(who names these things, anyway?) resides in Kansas City, Kansas. The “water coaster” stands at over 168 feet tall, or seventeen stories. To put that into perspective, that’s two-thirds as tall as the Statue of Liberty. Riders […]

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A Japanese Soldier Misses the Memo

Many people love to complain to each other about how hard their job is, regardless of how hard it is in reality. “We’re overworked,” they say. “We’re underpaid,” they tell you. Well I say meet Hiroo Onoda: employee of the damned century. Mr. Onoda up there was sent off to the Philippines back in 1944 by the […]

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The World’s Largest Glass of Beer

According to, ironically and all-too appropriately, the Guinness book of world records, the largest glass of beer was a 396 gallon, 7′ 11″ glass of Guinness “beer”. I put beer in quotations because even though Guinness is technically beer, it sure as hell doesn’t taste like beer. Acquired taste and all that, I’m sure, and […]