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14 Biggest Mafia Conspiracies
Moses wasn't the only one with Ten Commandments. In November 2007, the Sicilian police uncovered a list of ten rules for being a good member of the family in suspected mafia boss Salvatore Lo Piccolo's hideout. The rules include bans on going to pubs and nightclubs. The're also supposed to never look at another member's wife or refuse an order, even if one's own wife is in labor.
22 Manly Ways to Reuse an Altoids Tin
ltoids have been freshening bad breath since the turn of the 19th century. But while they are touted as “Curiously Strong Mints,” perhaps the real curiosity is not the allure of the mints themselves, but the popularity of turning the tin in which they’re packaged into all sorts of truly handy, and just plain fun, creations. The draw of the transformed Altoids tin, like the draw one feels towards, say, a secret book safe, is hard to put your finger on. Part of it is the satisfying challenge of fitting as much as possible into a small space. Part of it is the delight of being able to carry something cool in your pocket. Of course much of the appeal can be found in the enjoyment of tinkering and working on a diy project. There is also the satisfaction that comes from reusing an ordinary object for something else entirely. Grandpa’s old motto of “use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without” still resonates.
20 Oddest Animal Couples
In the Animal Kingdom, friendship often cross the lines of genus and species and results in some oddball inter-special relationships like this. Defying the laws of nature itself, animal odd couples forge friendships under the most peculiar circumstances. But in the process, they show us that humans aren’t the only members of the animal kingdom to demonstrate complex emotions and traits. “To know that these animals are capable of emotions like love and understanding and caring, like we are, is quite an eye-opener”
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15 Most Horrifying Rare Diseases
The world is out to get you. That's how I ended up feeling after compiling this list of horrifying, permanently scarring, eternally terrifying rare diseases. Genetic, infectious, parasitic and everything in-between, these 15 diseases scar their victims for life and scar us mentally having looked at them.
10 Creative New Uses for Old Tennis Balls
Millions of tennis and pingpong balls get produced every year, only to be thrown away shortly after they are bought. Recycling them ensures that they don’t go to waste! Tennis balls are probably the most difficult of any kind of sports ball to recycle, as the rubber used is not biodegradable. However, about 300 million balls are produced each year, contributing to some 20,000 metric tons of rubber waste. Just what is there to do with so many used and unwanted tennis balls? We’ve found 10 creative uses that could be easily replicated at home.
Auto Company Emblems: 5 Facts & Myths
The careful selection of a catchy, memorable design – and the care and foresight with which it evolves over the years – is important for every kind of company. However, the passion with which some people approach cars makes their emblem design more crucial. To separate fact from fiction concerning in the history of famous car companies, let’s take a closer look at a few iconic brands that have stood the test of time.
The Top 10 Foreclosure Hotspots In The U.S.
We already know which states were hit hardest by last year's foreclosure boom, but today CNN.com has a look at the 10 cities with the fastest-growing foreclosure rates in the country. Topping the list is Spartanburg, SC, whose 1.67% foreclosure rate isn't remarkably high, but still represents a mammoth 228% increase from the previous year. The city's manager blames the spike on two factors: Questionable mortgages used to buy homes — especially investment homes — and job losses. Most of the cities on the list are located in the south, more precisely in the southeast and Gulf Coast regions. York, PA, is the only town on the list located above the Mason-Dixon Line. Also of interest: None of these cities are located in any of the five states with highest total number of foreclosures (California, Florida, Michigan, Illinois, Arizona).
8 Obscure Harry Potter Movie Facts
The Harry Potter series (aka the best book/movie series that has ever existed, am I right??) is coming to a close this summer, and I couldn’t be more sad about it. I cried on the phone to my mom the day I finished reading the last book, and I have a feeling something like that may just happen all over again when I walk out of the theater after seeing the last installment of Harry’s saga. If you feel the same way, never fear. Here at CollegeCandy, we love to find ways to keep your spirits up–even if it seems impossible in the face of such a tragedy as fresh HP material leaving our lives forever. To help ease the pain, we’ve hit the internet to find some of the most random facts about the Harry Potter movies.
15 Great Jingles Written for Fake Brands
Creating an addictive jingle has long been one of the most prized skills in advertising. It's especially impressive when you have a memorable jingle that doesn't even promote a real product. Below, we've collected our 15 favorite songs written for fictional products and brands. First, you should prepare yourself by enjoying the relative silence in your mind. Because this is about to become your brain's internal playlist, set on repeat. Forever.
5 Fictional Jobs That Seem Awesome, But Actually Suck
Let’s face it; most people have really crappy jobs. For every jet fighter pilot breaking the sound barrier and blowing up terrorists, you have 100 guys who make minimum wage shoveling horse manure onto a cornfield. That’s why we sit in our cubicle reading comedy articles on the Internet instead of working, and why I’m employed. So, I thank you for having a crappy job so I can have an awesome one.