11 Things You Didn’t know About Vincent Van Gogh

Born March 30th, 1853, Vincent van Gogh would go on to become one of the most legendary figures in all of art history. But there are still many things most people don’t know about the troubled painter.

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A self-portrait of Van Gogh. Image Source: Wikipedia

One of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Vincent Van Gogh sadly did not live long enough to see the extent of his legacy. Only 37 years old when he died, the Impressionist painter lived a brief life, marred by madness — and one which we know a lot about, thanks to the frequency with which he penned letters to his family and few friends. That said, there are still some interesting facets of van Gogh’s life that are not such common knowledge…

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Clowns, Fish, And Porcupines: 18 Of The World’s Weirdest Sex Laws

Pick your stat: 57 percent of Americans have had sex outdoors; 14 percent have had a threesome; about 15 percent have had sex with a total of more than 15 partners. Whether you’re surprised or not by those numbers, they help reveal the ever-increasing level of sexual freedom 99 percent of us now enjoy.

Nevertheless, outrage over sexual freedom crops up with every bill that seeks to ban anything that isn’t heterosexual, marital sex in the missionary position. While these hot-button issues are on our radar, it’s the strangest laws of all that seem to evade our notice.

Some of these laws are downright strange, while others are just normal enough to make you wonder why they had to be created in the first place. From necrophilia to intercourse with fish, these are some of the most truly weird sex laws out there:

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The Five Strangest Riots In History

From brawling over stolen corpses to rioting over a pile of exploding disco records, history’s five strangest riots prove that some people can always be relied upon to form an angry mob.

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A Vancouver Canucks fan takes part in a riot after the team’s 2011 Stanley Cup Championship loss. Photo by David Elop. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

Both mobs and mob mentality have been around for as long as “society” has existed. The first recorded riot occurred in 44 BC, after the assassination of Julius Caesar, but you can be certain that they were already a well-established part of human life by that point.

While violence is never a laughing matter, the motives behind some riots are just plain bizarre. Ever heard the expression, “People have rioted over less?” Here are five riots that make you realize it’s completely true…

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