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The Remote Pacific Island That's Also An American Territory

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.21.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

When Alaska and Hawaii gained statehood in 1959, the era of the incorporated territory ended -- except in one place. A tiny Pacific island called Palmyra Atoll has, for the past 55 years, been America's last incorporated territory.

5 Terrifying Ways Police Can Legally Screw You Over

Cracked | Posted 04.16.2014 | Weird News

In America, the courts have again and again given the police all sorts of leeway to royally screw up your life for almost no reason at all. It's just ...

The Secret Ingredient To Hawaii's White Sand Beaches? Parrotfish Poop

James Cave | Posted 07.05.2014 | Green

There are seven quintillion, five hundred quadrillion grains of sand in the world, according to math geniuses at the University of Hawaii. That’s mo...

9 Facts You'll Think Are Too Ridiculous To Be True (But Are)

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 03.14.2014 | Weird News

Sometimes the world makes no sense whatsoever. 1. Cotton candy was invented by a dentist. Dentist William J. Morrison invented the modern co...

41 Things You Need To Know Right Now, For No Reason In Particular

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 02.17.2014 | Weird News

How have you lived this long without seeing a walrus sleeping on a submarine? All of these are picture based so there's really no excuse to refrain...

21 Weird Food Superstitions

Bon Appetit | Posted 09.18.2013 | Taste
Bon Appetit

You should probably consider these 21 superstitions so you don't end up unmarried, childless, friendless, or worse.

This Tiny Concrete Speck Is Its Own Country

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.13.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Never heard of Sealand? That's not a surprise. It's a concrete dot in the North Sea roughly the size of two tennis courts, and it's never been recognized by any other nation on Earth. But that never bothered its eccentric founder, Paddy Roy Bates.