About MAD Magazine. I bet you didn’t know who Alfred E. Neuman was named after.
“Wealth can be bad for your soul… So what happens to a nation that gives ever-growing political power to the superrich?”
10 Legendary Mysteries Involving The Knights Templar. (via the Presurfer)
12 reasons to worry about our criminal justice system, from a prominent conservative federal judge. (via Metafilter)
The Underground Street Buried Beneath Keighley’s Royal Arcade.
This is What Outer Space Does to Your Body. It turns out that gravity is what’s holding us together.
The 19th-Century Law Behind the Oregon Standoff. Strangely, the Homestead Act would have disqualified these guys anyway.
You’re not supposed to wash cotton candy. This raccoon learned that the hard way.
Cancer Reporting Needs Less Hype & More Hope. We hear about so many “revolutionary breakthroughs” that we tend to not hear them anymore.
Alert, Nunavut: Top of the World. What life is like in the northernmost community on earth.