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Stories That Lost Their Writers (And Their Plots) Halfway Through. 5 Guidelines For Creating Interesting Female Supervillains. It's Great We're Getting A Captain Marvel Movie. It's Also Not Enough. It's Time to Bring Back the Banality of Evil. 10 Authentic Historical Artifacts No One Can Explain. Mysteries The world is full of bizarre and mysterious artifacts.

10 Authentic Historical Artifacts No One Can Explain

While many of them are almost certainly hoaxes or have improbable theories attached to them, many more are truly mysterious or have outlandish histories. It’s a shame that the same dubious artifacts get the lion’s share of attention on the Internet when there are so many true mysteries out there. Even some of the better-known artifacts have mysteries or bizarre features attached to them that are far more interesting than “aliens did it” or “Atlantis.” 10The King ListSumer The King List is an account of kingships stretching into the prehistory of the Sumerian people. The question is: Why were the Sumerians so careful to document a line of kings while at the same time slipping in references that they had to know were mythological? 7 Ways My Modern Country Turned Into a Dystopia Overnight.

Total economic collapse: we all know it happens, but we're much more used to dealing with the concept via Robocop.

7 Ways My Modern Country Turned Into a Dystopia Overnight

There are, however, real people out in the world who have watched the bottom fall out of their national economy. Greece started the 2000s with record wages and falling unemployment. Then the global economy drunkenly jumped off the high dive into an empty pool, and this happened to Greece's unemployment rate: QuartzPlus, unemployment among unemployed workers is nearly 100 percent. It was a disaster of robot cop-ian proportions. . #7. Vladimir Rys/Getty Images News/Getty Images. Would a Woman Ever Track Down a Lost Crush on Twitter? Probably Not. 6 Types of Gender Inequality That We Need to Just Accept. 19 Underrated Characters Who Deserve Their Own Spin-Offs.

The Alien Brains Living on Planet Earth. 5 Horrifying Things Only Garbagemen Know About Your Town. Severed human limbs, priceless watches, and live puppies -- you'd be shocked at the shit people throw in the trash (including actual shit).

5 Horrifying Things Only Garbagemen Know About Your Town

Yeah, it turns out that being a garbage collector is a way weirder job than you'd think. Cracked wanted to know what life was like behind that stained plastic curtain, so we reached out to a pair of sanitation workers named Sarah and Andy who make their living hauling away your dirty old bullshit. How to Approach Every Day Like an Explorer. Expand Explorers are never bored for long.

How to Approach Every Day Like an Explorer

Their lives are filled with mystery, adventure, and the thrill of the unknown. While that may sound more aspirational than attainable, a few small adjustments to your routine could release the explorer inside you — you may even be just the type of person National Geographic's Expedition Granted competition is looking for. The following guidelines will help you approach the world in a fresh, curious way: the first step to exploration of any kind. Be Curious Fashion photographer and filmmaker Steven Sebring made his name shooting campaigns for M.A.C. and Coach, but he couldn't stop thinking about discovering a new way to photograph people as art. Make A Plan In 2010, college student A.J. How to Manipulate Your Kids into Doing What You Want.

How to Keep Your Cool as a Parent. A controversial new study suggests we choose our friends ... Everything You Thought You Knew About Female Porn Stars Is Probably Wrong. Basically, the dominant beauty standard for dudes and ladies is white.

Everything You Thought You Knew About Female Porn Stars Is Probably Wrong

Anglo. European features. Five Communication Mistakes Almost Every Couple Makes. 8 Things We Simply Don't Understand About the Human Brain. Well done article, and a lot of fun to read.

8 Things We Simply Don't Understand About the Human Brain

Some points - we *do* know "how" memory is encoded; that is, Gary Lynch identified the micro changes in neurons that represent memory encoding. But this is like understanding how an AND gate works and trying to project that to a modern processor - in your head. "Free Will" as conceived by most people is the expression of a grand confusion about the state of affairs in the universe. Nobody really wants to act "arbitrarily", and there's little value in the idea, anyway. You make the choices that you think are best (for your definition of best) because of the confluence of information you have, experiences you've had, and the future you expect. I am certainly not going to assert that biology determines one's personality. Psychology News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - io9. Where Did All the Middle Initials Go? To the Intellectuals. Recalibrate Your Reality.

5 Things Parents Forget About Being a Teenager. Take This Test And Find Out If You're A Fascist. One thing that I've found lacking from these sorts of tests is a little box next to each question so I could explain why I chose which answer.

Take This Test And Find Out If You're A Fascist

The reason I feel this is necessary is because often the question can be interpreted multiple ways, andor the answers given don't match the answer that I would give. For example, question six: Every person should have complete faith in some supernatural power who's decisions he[sic] obeys without question.