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Pax Dickinson Is Back, and He Wants to Expose Corrupt Journalists

vocativ.com — A year ago, Pax Dickinson was the relatively unknown CTO for Business Insider, the popular news site. Then, in September 2013, it all came crashing down for Pax: Gawker published a series of his (public) tweets, which they called "homophobic, racist, misogynistic, classist."

Where Do Thanksgiving Turkeys Come From?

vocativ.com — The USDA predicts that Americans will gobble down 235 million turkeys during 2014. That's a lot of turkeys. Many of them will be consumed Thursday. Where are all these turkeys coming from? It turns out, nearly 1 in 5 turkeys are raised in Minnesota-about 45 million. The human population of Minnesota is 5.5 million.

What $100,000 Bionic Arm Can Do

vocativ.com — There are about 10 million amputees around the world, and some 20 percent of them live in the U.S. Prosthetic legs are relatively straightforward-you can even buy them on eBay now. But prosthetic arms and hands are a much more difficult, and intriguing, challenge. Think about it: The hand is composed of 27 little bones.

Do anti-bullying campaigns even work?

theweek.com — Researchers at Clemson University published a report recently concluding that bullying in schools continues to be prevalent. Of course, this is hardly news. Study after study shows that bullying persists in America, both in the classroom and online. October was National Bullying Prevention Month, a campaign that "encourages everyone to take an active role in the bullying prevention movement."

This Woman Turned the World Against Scuzzy Pickup Artist Julien Blanc

vocativ.com — Julien Blanc is one of the bigger assholes to come along recently. Blanc bills himself as a dating expert and got rich teaching men how to pick up women. But his advice basically boils down to this: The best strategy is sexual assault. In one lecture, for instance, he gives instructions on how to snag Japanese women.

This Is (Probably) How the FBI Took Down Blake Benthall Last Week

vocativ.com — Last week, law enforcement agencies from around the world descended on a part of the Internet where you're supposed to be able to browse anonymously and arrested 17 people who thought no one was watching them.

Did Hollywood Launch a Manhunt for Pirate Bay's Fugitive Founder?

vocativ.com — Fredrik Neij, a 36-year-old Swede, was crossing from Laos into Thailand earlier this week when the border police recognized his picture and arrested him. You may have never heard of Neij (who goes by "TiAmo" online), but there's a good chance you've heard of the site he co-founded: The Pirate Bay, the world's most notorious file-sharing website.

The Navy SEAL Hero and His Antihero Dad

vocativ.com — The world has wondered for years who pulled the trigger to end Osama bin Laden's life. Now we have an answer. His name is Robert O'Neill, and he's an elite Navy SEAL from Butte, Montana. Before taking down the world's most notorious terrorist, he was a team leader with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group.

Everything We Know About The Alleged Founder Of Silk Road 2.0

vocativ.com — On the anonymous dark net, he went by "Defcon" and operated a massive underground drug market. In the real world, he went by Blake Benthall and used his $300,000 bitcoin fortune to buy a Tesla S and travel to luxury hotels in Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas.

Justice! The Internet's Biggest Perv Has His Identity Stolen

vocativ.com — Someone is impersonating creepster Hunter Moore, and young women, believing he's the real Moore, are sending him nude selfies. Moore is accused of hacking into the emails of countless women over the last couple of years, extracting their nude photos and posting them on the Internet.
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Nov 25, 2014

Pax Dickinson is back, and he wants to expose corrupt journos. voc.tv/1AOVgkM

Nov 25, 2014

RT @shanedkavanaugh: Help! We are crowdsourcing an index of America's most embarrassing politicians. See what we have thus far... voc.tv/1ycbfXy

Nov 25, 2014

Cookie salad, Snicker salad: A map that explains obesity in America nytimes.com/interactive/20…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @lindsayblakely: Meet the startup turning your Thanksgiving scraps into fertilizer--and cash ow.ly/EPbTg @jillkrasny

Nov 24, 2014

@rabite Just curious, did you support this campaign? It says you're one of the funders. indiegogo.com/projects/expos…

Nov 21, 2014

Worth reading: Wolff: Behind the scenes at Uber/BuzzFeed fracas usat.ly/1uR24L0

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