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The Worst Excuse Ever Given For Crashing a Submarine.

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Crashing a submarine is sort of like having one of your selfies appear on the evening news, in that the first thing people are going to assume when they see it is that you did something really fucking stupid. So imagine what Swedish officials thought when a Russian whiskey-class submarine crashed in their waters during the height of the Cold War and everyone on board tried to pretend they had no idea where they were. 

Miners Used to Use Fish To See in the Dark

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As weird as it is going to sound, to avoid dying in a fiery explosion, miners in the past used to carry around dead fish to help them see in the dark in relative, but rather smelly safety. No, this isn’t a joke, it’s something that really happened, why aren’t you taking this seriously?

Female Duels Were Way More Badass Than Male Ones

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If that episode of the Simpsons where Homer spends the first 10 minutes slapping people across the face with a glove has taught us anything about duelling, it’s that both parties involved usually wear clothes. Apparently Princess Pauline von Metternich and Countess Kielmannsegg never got this memo because when they fought each other in 1892, the first thing they did was whip out their breasts. 

Emma Sharp Just Didn’t Give a F**k

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Over the last few months we’ve drawn attention to a few noteworthy celebrities who quite simply, were less capable of giving a shit than a constipated miser. Today we decided to apply that formula to a lesser known, but equally as blasé figure from English history, Emma Sharp.

Half the Audience at the 2007 Apple Keynote Were Drunk

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The 2007 Apple keynote is best remembered as the event in which Apple announced that it was going to start selling shitty, overpriced phones to the public. However, we think it should be best remembered as the year Steve Jobs terrified his engineers so much that they showed up to the company’s biggest event of the year drunk off their asses.