May 3, 2012
Roman Emperors, Up To AD 476 And Not Including Usurpers, In Order Of How Hardcore Their Deaths Were
84-65 (tie). Titus (died in AD 81), Nerva (98), Trajan (117), Hadrian (138), Antoninus Pius (161), Marcus Aurelius (180), Septimius Severus (211), Tacitus (276), Constantius I (306), Gallerius (311), Constantine I (337), Constantius II (361), Theodo…
6 Ways Iron Man Is Objectively Better Than Batman
But every time I see two heroes in proximity, I have to decide who'll win, because I've found a way to get paid for remaining a child. Anyways, I've settled on a winner, and the answer is Bat-blasphemous. We'll stick to their recent movies, because …
Watch Mark Zuckerberg Explain Facebook As If It Came Out Yesterday
This video may be aimed at investors, but it's still dazzling to watch Zuckerberg, who as of today is worth $18.7 billion dollars, basically sell the service that nearly a billion people already use. If you ran into him in the street and asked him, "by the way, what's a Facebook?" this is pretty much what you'd get.
Ashley Greene News - Ashley Greene Shows Off Skinny Frame Leaving The Gym (PHOTOS)
The 25-year-old Twilight star was seen leaving the gym in LA on Wednesday afternoon, and we couldn’t help but notice her rather skinny frame. Always an avid gym goer, AG’s body has always been one of Hollywood’s sexiest thanks to her toned physique.
Samuel L. Jackson Slams A.O. Scott On Twitter For Negative 'Avengers' Review
It's Nick Fury's job to assemble the Avengers, and now he's defending them, too. Samuel L. Jackson, who stars as the tough, eye-patched S.H.I.E.L.D. commander in the upcoming Marvel superhero epic, dispatched a tweet that hit hard at New York Times …
Transgender Woman Wins Mammogram Coverage After Fight With Insurance Company
Beth Scott's doctor recommended that she get a mammogram, but her insurance company, Aetna, refused to pay for it, saying the procedure was related to her gender-reassignment surgery. Under threat of a lawsuit, though, Aetna relented — the company has now apologized.
What Is President Obama’s Problem With Medical Marijuana?
For a brief moment in 2009, medical marijuana advocates exhaled. A new President had taken office promising to call off the federal prosecutors in states that had legalized weed for the sick. “What I’m not going to be doing is using Justice Departme…
Infographic: America's Not-So-Proud Tradition Of Government Corruption
Government corruption doesn't only affect developing nations with long histories of dysfunction; it happens in nearly every American state (and, famously, the District of Columbia). From perjury and tax evasion to outright bribery, corruption has ta…
6 Amazing Photos Of Igor Vovkovinskiy, The Tallest Man In The United States Getting Fitted For Shoes
Igor Vovkovinskiy says "he's had 16 surgeries in six years to fix problems created by shoes that didn't fit. He's 7 feet, 8 and one-third inches tall with a shoe size somewhere between a 22 and 26." With the help of Reebok he will finally get a pair that fits (at a cost of $12 to $20,000)!
A Blair Witch Style Christian Horror Movie About Porn, Duh
I’m not sure what part of “a Blair Witch style Christian horror movie about porn” you’re really having trouble understanding. Have you never seen The Blair Witch Project? I think it came out in the ’90s? It was about a few kids who went camping in s…
Rove Endorses Obama "Swift Boat" Ad
The ad from "Veterans for a Strong America" attacks Obama for, it says, taking too much credit for ordering the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The endorsement of Karl Rove, whose allies attacked John Kerry's military service in 2004, will help the group raise money and encourage its anonymous backers.
Engage Hyperspace -- Obi-Wan Kenobi Causes Five-Car Pileup Then Flees The Scene
Brace yourself Star Wars fans, your once great series has been dealt yet another serious blow — Obi-Wan Kenobi has been arrested for a hit-and-run incident. According to California police Kenobi, who was driving without a valid license, caused a fiv…
Dear Prudie: My 19-Year-old Niece Has Made A Porn Film. What Do I Do?
Get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week; click here to sign up. Please send your questions for publication to email@example.com. (Questions may be edited.) Got a burning question for Prudie? She'll be online at Washingtonpost.com to cha…
Amusingly Horrible Things I Have Said: The Bracket
This is the last in a series of tournaments pitting the amusingly horrible things people have said to one another ... against one another. This round turned out to be a little trickier than the past few (see: strangers, moms, bosses, significant oth…
The Obama Campaign Also Hit John McCain On Offshore Bank Accounts
Mitt Romney's Cayman Island investments have become a favorite Democratic attack. In the 2008, the Obama campaign took a similar line on McCain, using comments he made in Bermuda supportive of offshore accounts to paint McCain as a out-of-touch friend of rich tax dodgers.
Nails Of The Future: 12 Nail Ideas That Don't Yet Exist But Should
In the big wide world of nails we've seen everything from psychedelic patterns to caviar art and even nails with cute little mustaches. But we can't stop there, ladies. Here are 12 nail-art ideas to take your fingertips to the next level. Are they r…
15 Things You Need To Know About The Blind Chinese Activist Who Became An International Incident
This is the remarkable story of Chen Guangcheng, the blind human rights dissident who has sparked a diplomatic crisis between China and the United States. It's a bizarre and terrifying story that involves everything from daring escapes to Batman.
A Look At The Titles In Famous Authors’ Libraries
Since we discovered an ongoing crowdsource project called Legacy Libraries, we haven’t been able to tear our eyes away from it. The organization gathers information about the libraries of historical people — authors, artists, scientists, and more. B…