Castro’s Nuclear Epiphany—And What It Reveals About The Minds Of Dictators

Did the Cuban leader’s change of heart on nuking the United States come from a realization about his own death?

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Last Night’s Jeopardy Contestants Sure Did Not Know Much About Video Games

On Friday’s “Jeopardy,” the Final Jeopardy written question was: “The villains in this game were inspired by the swine flu epidemic scare.” The three contestants’ guesses were… not close to the actual right answer.

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10 Last Minute Costumes That Don’t Suck

So much of a good costume is more about the cleverness of its idea, its humor, than its craft. Here are ten costumes that you can put together in an evening (or less) that should generate a splash at your party this weekend or on Halloween night.

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The Sex Lives Of Conjoined Twins

One thing we know for sure about the sexuality of conjoined twins: People who aren’t conjoined are fascinated by it.

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Why Expanding The Castle Doctrine Only Encourages Violence

One amazing thing about the recent spate of laws that make it easier to shoot people and get away with it is how much prosecutors hate them.

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