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Trouble Brewing: 12 De-alcoholized Abandoned Breweries

The spice must flow but the beer? Not always, and last call for breweries large or small is only a question of timing. These dozen decrepit, decommissioned and de-alcoholized breweries are the drunk dry victims of changing times, changing tastes and changing fortunes. The Pabst Brewing Company opened their first brewery in 1844 and they would continue to brew beer in Milwaukee for the next 152 years. All that ended in 1996 when Pabst contracted out production to rival brewer Stroh Brewery Company in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The huge Pabst brewery complex in Milwaukee was closed and Pabst became a virtual brewer. How d’ya like that, hipsters?

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Family Guy Meg Griffin's Most Humiliating Moments

When Family Guy started, we all thought that Meg was clearly the crappiest character. Suddenly, a season or two later, the Griffins realized it too. Here are ten moments in the sad, sad life of Meg Griffin.

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The 10 Best Car Chases of the 70’s

For those of you around back then, the 70’s were awesome. We had bell-bottoms, disco and the Pontiac Trans Am. We were also inundated with the 70’s style car chase. You see, in the 1970’s they would generally use the same car throughout the entire chase scene. If directors could, they would try to get away with using only one car for a more authentic look and feel. Damage that occurred during filming could now be seen throughout the entire chase. These were filmed before computers, high end editing software and product placement. The results are some of the best car chases ever captured on film.

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Top 10 Movie Drinking Games

There’s a lot of fun to be had with movie drinking games. They’re the perfect way to enjoy a movie that you have already seen dozens of times before and, let’s face it, they can get you wasted pretty quickly. With the right movie and the right supply of booze, some of these drinking games will test the endurance of even the hardest of drinkers. So don’t worry if you can’t get to the end of the movie; as long as you’re drunk by the time the credits start rolling then you still rightfully deserve a prize (well, a hangover) for participation.

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8 Cures That Did More Harm Than Good

No one likes to be sick or suffering. Humans have tried to fight against disease and affliction since we could first comprehend “Hey, I ate that root, and now I don’t feel like death!” In the course of trying to find new cures for medical problems, or perceived medical problems, we’ve stumbled more than a few times along the way. Most of the time, treatments simply didn’t work, and were no more harmful than what they were meant to “cure.” Sometimes, though, the medicine was even worse than the condition itself.

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10 Scary Financial Scams That Target the Elderly

Financial scams can target people at any age, but seniors are often favorite targets of scammers because most are homeowners, have substantial savings, are more trusting and may not know enough about the latest technology and laws to protect themselves. These scams cost older Americans millions, if not billions, every year — and despite crackdowns, they aren’t likely to stop anytime soon. So how can you protect your loved ones or yourself? Through education and proactivity, of course! If you’re unsure if any company is legit or committing fraud, contact the Better Business Bureau or the FTC and look for these common schemes — it just might save your financial future.

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6 Disgusting Things You're Eating And You Don't Even Know It!

Warning: the column you’re about to read may completely kill your appetite. It’s recently been reported that the food coloring in Starbucks‘ Strawberry Frappuccinos is made from cochineal beetles. Do you REALLY know what you eat? The FDA has guidelines for the amount of “filth” your food is allowed to contain, including insects, hair and parasites! Some of this is unavoidable – nature just isn’t sterile. But after reading this list, who would have thought Hot Dogs sound clean? Maybe next time you’ll think twice about grabbing a handful of jelly beans when walking through the office.

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11 Most Dangerous Holidays for Driving

For those that didn't read Wednesday's list (or skipped the preamble), my Excel-excelling friend Nathan and I conducted this study using the 15 years of available NHTSA fatal car accident data (1994-2008). The data is adjusted for day of the week and month (here's the explanation for that, from Wednesday). These are in order, building up to the most dangerous holiday in America -- the one where your chance of getting into a fatal car accident goes up by an incredible *50 percent*. But we've got 10 others to get through before we get to that point.

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Top 10 Legendary Swords

Swords hold a special fascination for mankind. Earlier they were wood, then bronze and copper and then some were stainless steel and diamonds. The hilts of the swords are embellished and pass on through generations. They are named and are an inheritance. Swords and sword fighting have always had subtleties of romance associated to them. Keep reading to know which the ten legendary swords of mankind till date were.

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10 Best Food Trucks in Washington, D.C.

Washington D.C.'s burgeoning dining scene sports a healthy and vibrant food truck culture which rivals those of larger cities such as New York or Los Angeles. Home to over 150 active food trucks, you can find unique and approachable cooking such as Hula Girl's Hawaiian fusion, Cajunators Cajun/Creole po' boys and What The Pho's traditional Vietnamese soup. Food truck pioneers The Fojol Bros., with their colorful carnival costumes — and the kind of mustaches you twirl when tying a damsel to train tracks — are still thriving. Recently, they tipped their turbans to Thai cooking with Volathai, the third truck in their fleet, in addition to Indian-inspired Merlindia and Ethiopian Benethiopia. Last fall, they even took their traveling circus across the country on Elastic Highways, a '50s-style, blue municipal bus retrofitted with dining tables.

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The Truth About Cast Iron Pans: 7 Myths That Need To Go Away

If you haven't noticed, I 'm a big fan of the cast iron. When I packed up my apartment last spring and had to live for a full month with only two pans in my kitchen, you can bet your butt that the first one I grabbed was my trusty cast iron skillet. I use it for the crispest potato hash and for giving my steaks a crazy-good sear. I use it for baking garlic knots or cornbread or the easiest, best pan pizza you'll ever bake (just kidding, this might be the easiest pizza). I use it for a complete chicken dinner with insanely crisp skin and for crispy, creamy pasta bakes. Point is, it's a versatile workhorse and no other pan even comes close to its league. But there's also a mysterious, myth-packed lore when it comes to cast iron pans. On the one hand there's the folks who claim you've got to treat your cast iron cookware like a delicate little flower. On the other, there's the macho types who chime in with their my cast iron is hella non-stick or goddam, does my pan heat evenly! In the world of cast iron, there are unfounded, untested claims left right and center. It's time to put a few of those myths to rest.

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10 Baffling Mysteries We've Only Solved In The Last Year

The most exciting things in science aren't the things we know, but those we don't. After all, if science knew everything, it would have stopped a long time ago. Some questions remain unanswered longer than others, awaiting the right technology, genius, or simply luck to come along. And it should come as no surprise that we're solving mysteries that have puzzled science for many years—nearly every day.

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