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How to Make a Million Dollars Pushin’ Pixels: An Interview with The Million Dollar Homepage Creator Alex Tew

I mean, who really makes a million bucks online? No effin’ way, man. Not in 2005.
Kareem Rahma
3.12.13
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Victoria's Cosplay Secret

Particularly geeky fans of the annual smorgasbord of impossibly-proportioned Eastern bloc women in skimpy underwear were surprised a couple of weeks back when Jourdan Dunn, a Victoria's Secret model, was photographed strutting down the runway in what...
Eleanor Fye
11.22.12
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You Can Now Rent O.J. Simpson's White Bronco for Your Party

Throwing an "art party"? Looking for a real challenging, jaw-dropper installation to greet your hordes of relevant guests? Yeah? Why not rent the tragic sport-utility vehicle from the slowest, most anticlimactic celebrity car chase in history?
Brian Anderson
11.15.12
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John McAfee, Silicon Valley's Greatest Villain, Is Trapped in Paradise

Forget Julian Assange and his WikiLeaks high horse, and Hollywood victim Kim Dotcom and his attempts to rebrand himself as an Internet freedom crusader. This is John McAfee, the perfect anti-hero. This is the man whose name we know because of the anti...
ALEC LIU
11.14.12
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A New Study Says PMS Isn't Real

Canadian doctors are saying PMS isn't real. New research out of the University of Toronto claims pre-menstrual syndrome, forever thought to be a monthly whirlwind of emotion you can set your clock by, is actually a giant fallacy we've all been...
Gregory Thomas
10.23.12
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In Hengxi, China, Deer Blood Is a Youth Potion

Put this in your holy grail: Deer blood. But markedly the blood of young sika deer, which people are spending their holidays traveling to a rural town in China to get a sip. Hengxi is home of a backwoods deer farm started by a man, Mr. Yang, who with...
Daniel Stuckey
10.18.12
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From Tesla to Asahara: One Japanese Death Cult's Insane Attempt to Split the World in Two

On May 28, 1993, a remote and dusty thicket of the Australian outback shook for hundreds of miles around. Deep reverberating explosions could be heard far and wide, the night sky illuminated by sporadic flashes of unexplained light—all this allegedly...
Jake Hanrahan
10.18.12
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Time Travel Explained by the World's Foremost Scholar: Hollywood

When I'm hurting my brain with articles about fibre-optic teleportation (which is actually happening in the Canary Islands), I often resign to the miserable conclusion that I'll never quite get it unles
Daniel Stuckey
9.27.12
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The Awful Film That's Ignited Anti-American Fury in the Middle East

Amateurish films funded by religious fundamentalists aren’t uncommon. But translate them into the language of other religious fundamentalists, and you can spark a hell-storm of murderous fury. Yesterday a chanting crowd of approximately 2,00...
Daniel Stuckey
9.12.12
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A Topless, Chainsaw-Wielding Ukrainian Woman Chopped Down A Crucifix To Protest Pussy Riot, Or Something

For all the good parts of the Occupy movement -- raising awareness about shady banking practices, "freeing the internet":http://motherboard.vice.com/video/motherboard-tv-free-the-network, etc. -- so much of the actual on-the-ground protesting seemed to...
Derek Mead
9.5.12
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An 18th-Century German Prince's Artificial Volcano Is Erupting Again

Sorry, but this destroys any science project you've ever come up with: In the 18th century a German prince, who apparently thought "his garden realm":http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/534/gallery/ wasn't fancy enough, had his own artificial volcano built...
Derek Mead
8.30.12
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A Sasquatch Impersonator Was Killed By A Pair of Teenage Girls

I'm as much a fan of cryptozoology as the next guy, but this is taking it a little too far: Randy Lee Tenley, a 44-year old resident of Kalispell, Montana, was killed Sunday night while trying to impersonate a sasquatch. According to authorities...
Derek Mead
8.28.12
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