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The Winters Of Our Content: Remembering Jonathan Winters At His Funniest
The Winters Of Our Content: Remembering Jonathan Winters At His Funniest

A first-person recollection of the improv master's hilarious drama-class instruction, and clips… >>

The Most Shocking Break-Ups of the Last Five Years
The Most Shocking Break-Ups of the Last Five Years

This month marks the 43rd anniversary of the 1970 break-up of the Beatles. Here, eight recent… >>

Funny Photos Inspired By Real News Headlines
Funny Photos Inspired By Real News Headlines

As professional Digesters, our editorial team is exposed to hundreds of headlines every day… >>

7 Ways the Sequester Is Really Going to Hurt Kids
7 Ways the Sequester Is Really Going to Hurt Kids

There's nothing abstract about $85 billion in federal budget cuts. Here's how extreme… >>

Social Media Trends: Get Pinned, Go to Jail
Social Media Trends: Get Pinned, Go to Jail

Forget "cake in a mug": One small town newspaper is using Pinterest to put criminals behind bars. >>

Weird News Round-Up: Vatican Loves Batman, Edible Hotel Opens
Weird News Round-Up: Vatican Loves Batman, Edible Hotel Opens

As with recent weeks, the Vatican, Batman, and Dennis Rodman seem to be hot topics. Let's see… >>

8 Wacky
8 Wacky “We The People” Petitions That Actually Got Signatures

We The People, whitehouse.gov's official online petition service, is America's new home for… >>

Weird News Round-Up: Pope's Sweetie Talks, Teacher Gives 3rd Graders Lie Detector Test
Weird News Round-Up: Pope’s Sweetie Talks, Teacher Gives 3rd Graders Lie Detector Test

The Catholic church named its new pope this week—and he has a forthcoming ex-crush. This and more… >>

9 Amazing Moments When We Almost Reached World Peace
9 Amazing Moments When We Almost Reached World Peace

Former NBA star and serial eccentric Dennis Rodman's recent so-called diplomatic mission to North… >>

5 Secrets the FBI Doesn't Want You to Know
5 Secrets the FBI Doesn’t Want You to Know

We investigate a few of the juicier government secrets from one of the nation's most private… >>

Weird News Round-Up: Killer Bees Swarm Tampa, Batman Is Real
Weird News Round-Up: Killer Bees Swarm Tampa, Batman Is Real

There's the big news this week- a recovering U.S. economy, North Korea threatening nuclear action… >>

More Tough Times for America's Post Offices
More Tough Times for America’s Post Offices

An article published yesterday in The New York Times is bringing more attention to the troubles… >>

13 Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Being Pope
13 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Being Pope

He's the Holy Father, but he's also a man, and running the Church is a job. Here's the lowdown on… >>

Weird News Round-Up: Rodman Loves a Dictator; Jersey Shore Sea Monster
Weird News Round-Up: Rodman Loves a Dictator; Jersey Shore Sea Monster

The sequester may be this week's most important news item, but automatic spending cuts and the… >>

Comedians in Chief? Funny Presidential Quotes
Comedians in Chief? Funny Presidential Quotes

Obama jokes about his dubious birth certificate, Lincoln ribs some lawyers, and George W. Bush… >>

What's Your News IQ? And Other Fun, Challenging Quizzes
What’s Your News IQ? And Other Fun, Challenging Quizzes

Sure, the news is widely available and readily accessible thanks to social media, but how much of… >>

300-Word History Lesson: Colin Powell and the WMDs That Didn’t Exist
300-Word History Lesson: Colin Powell and the WMDs That Didn’t Exist

Ten years ago this week, in a presentation to the United Nations Security Council that he would… >>

Equal Rights for Warriors: Pentagon Ends Ban on Women in Combat
Equal Rights for Warriors: Pentagon Ends Ban on Women in Combat

More than 280,000 women have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, with hundreds wounded and more than… >>

Must-Reads: Remembering LBJ's Final Days
Must-Reads: Remembering LBJ’s Final Days

This Tuesday marks the 40th anniversary of his death, but President Lyndon Johnson still looms as… >>

5 Great Reads To Take You Inside the Inauguration
5 Great Reads To Take You Inside the Inauguration

While second presidential inaugurations tend to lack the fireworks of the first—it will be hard… >>