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Cardiff Giant Discovered 144 Years Ago This Week

Aaron Sagers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News
Aaron Sagers

The original behemoth weighed in at 2,990 pounds and was such a sensation that showman P.T. Barnum offered to buy it from Hull for $50,000.

P.T. Barnum, Joe McCarthy, and the Rise of Ted Cruz

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

If we can speak at all of an American collective memory, there are two archetypes which loom large in those shady mists -- the huckster, and the paranoid demagogue.

Can You See A G-g-g-ghost?

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.22.2013 | Weird News

If you look closely at these photos -- and even if you don't -- there's more than a ghost of a chance that you might see what looks like spirits or ap...

The Inside Scoop

George Heymont | Posted 04.29.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

From psychics who claim to be communicating with the soul of the dead octopus to hucksters trying to establish whether Paul is an English or German citizen, The Life and Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus gives new meaning to Barnum's claim that "There's a sucker born every minute."

PHOTOS: Amazing Photos From American Circus History

Posted 10.12.2012 | Books

Roll up, roll up! We love a great circus, and Yale University Press and the Bard Graduate Center would like to invite you all to the big top via t...

David Moye

WATCH: Another Cardiff Giant Is Coming Your Way (At Least If You're Gullible)

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 12.14.2011 | Weird News

In 1869, the petrified remains of a 10-foot-4-inch giant, pulled from the ground in upstate New York, became a national sensation. Newspapers acros...

After the Sideshow

Richard 'Skip' Bronson | Posted 07.06.2011 | Technology
Richard 'Skip' Bronson

Black Friday comes and goes and has many wondering, does this mean that U.S. Internet gaming is doomed? My answer is no, Black Friday didn't ruin the emergence of U.S Internet gaming; it actually helped it.

America's Royal Wedding: General and Mrs. Tom Thumb

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 06.19.2011 | Style
Melanie Benjamin

Before there were Kate and William, before there were Diana and Charles, there were -- Lavinia and Charles Stratton. Their wedding captured a nation's imagination like no other wedding in America's history, before or since.

HuffPost Review: Season of the Witch

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The sole suspense lies in figuring out which of the supporting players will survive the trip. That's because there's barely anything else of interest amidst the standard-issue action setpieces.

Did Your Vote Count?

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

Think back to this past Election Day -- you went to the polls, checked in, received a ballot, voted and placed your ballot in the scanner -- bam: you'...

Apparently, You CAN Fool All of the People All of the Time

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

We are a fear-driven culture. There is a large segment of the population that, no matter how well you document it, will not let a good fact get in the way of their fears about health care reform.

Do Progressives Have What It Takes To Win?

Tom Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Sullivan

Conservatives believe -- with justification -- that if they get angry enough and loud enough, liberals will back down from fights like this one.

New Tunes On Monday: Elvis Costello, Marshall Crenshaw, eels, Alex Woodard, and Buckwheat Zydeco

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

You've heard Elvis Costello sing country music before, but not like this. The lad who gave us Almost Blue is quite mature and worldly wise now.