7 Oddest Things People Tried (and Failed) to Smuggle

As long as there have been restrictions on trade, there have been smugglers. Weapons, drugs, currency, even entire military vehicles are regular fare for smuggling rings all around the world. But sometimes, some people try smuggling more unusual objects. Let’s take a look at some of the weirdest stuff that smugglers have been caught with. …

Mafia Boss Busts Himself with Italian Cooking Channel on YouTube

Everybody needs a hobby, no matter how inconsequential it is. And any hobby becomes infinitely more enjoyable when you can share it with likeminded people. But in this case, sharing your hobby turned out to be the worst possible decision. An Italian mafia boss’s love for his native country’s cooking led to his arrest a …

International Lego Mafia Busted by French Police

Black markets usually provide those looking for illicit goods a relatively safe trade network. While they can offer those living under repressive regimes a chance to by basic necessities, mostly they’re used to sell illegal stuff, like parts of endangered animals. But that’s not all you can find in these shady marketplaces. You could also …

‘Enough is Enough’: Judge Refuses to Jail Transgender Ex-Neo-Nazi, Says He’s Suffered Enough

Being a judge is far from an easy job. There are no clear measurements for doling out justice for the accused’s crimes, and things might be left to individual interpretation. Recently, we got a perfect example of that. A U.S. judge decided to not jail a former neo-Nazi for threatening journalists and public figures. District …

Mother Sends Deepfake Nudes to Get Daughter’s Cheerleading Rivals Kicked off the Team

It’s good for parents to support their children in their hobbies and goals – some might even call it a requirement. But as with so many other things, sometimes things just go that one step too far. A Philadelphia woman has been charged with misdemeanor counts of cyber harassment of a child. She distributed doctored …

Spanish Drug Smugglers Build Submarine Out of Plywood

Worldwide, the War on Drugs has done more harm than good. It’s caused mass incarceration for substance charges, driven up the price of illegal substances, and caused violence and conflict worldwide. And while I wouldn’t call this story a “bright side” of illicit drugs, it does cast drug-running activities in a zany what-will-they-do-next light. Who …

Man Told Kids to Open Christmas Presents in Front of Dead Abused Mother

Imagine this scene. A family is gathered into the living room of Christmas morning, with the parents sitting on the couch and the kids opening their presents. It’s supposed to be a happy occasion, but in this case there’s a gruesome twist. Only one of the adults is still drawing breath. A man from Anaheim, …

Panda Express Accused of Bizarre Sexual “Cult-Like” Teambuilding Seminar

There’s probably not a single person on this planet that genuinely enjoys corporate teambuilding exercises. We’re ready to bet even the speakers aren’t that into it. But we’d take your regular, vapid team-spirit seminar any day over what’s allegedly going on at Panda Express. A new lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, describes …