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Where were you when President Kennedy was assassinated? Do you remember when Martin Luther King was killed? Where were you on September 11, 2001? These are the moments of history that the world will never and should never forget, many of which have been captured forever through the lens of a television camera.

Despite ongoing complaints with modern media coverage and network bias, it’s undeniable that news stations are often essential tools for breaking news. As world events occur, news reporters and camera crews make their treks to the scene of the event to find answers to what the world wants to know. Often, they are left digging in the trenches for the smallest pieces of truth while the rest of the world waits to hear the details of the who, what, when and where.

From standoffs with police and bombings to heartbreaking tragedies and natural disasters, television has given the world a firsthand look into some of the most compelling and tragic events in history. As reporters and media outlets fight their way for their place in modern journalism, we uncovered an era of live television that is sure to give you chills. Whether you remember these events or you’re seeing them for the first time, some images may be disturbing and shocking as we take a look at the top 10 most insane moments ever caught on live television.

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How do you feel when you have more questions than answers? Are you puzzled or confused? Are you frustrated or anxious as you try to uncover new tidbits of truth? The truth is, there are simply some things in the world that can’t be completely explained.

Plenty of discoveries have been made throughout history that don’t make sense, leaving archeologists, historians, scientists and other experts with far more questions than answers. These strange discoveries aren’t limited to one region as they span everywhere from the United States to the other side of the globe and include everything from ancient artifacts, possible alien objects, monuments and much, much more to be discovered.

So what are some strange things that have been found? What answers are left uncovered and what are the theories surrounding these oddities? We found 10 of the strangest things ever found on Earth that truly show how the world of archeology can be frustrating, enlightening and mesmerizing all at the same time. Sit back, relax and enjoy while we do all of the digging!

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“Slammer”, “pokey”, “lock up”, “pen”, “jail” – it seems as though the world is fascinated with prisons from reality television featuring life behind bars to great prison escapes both on and off the silver screen. While prison escapes can be both exciting and impressive in the movies, if you live in a prison town, there’s nothing more nerve wracking than hearing of a prison escape and living with the reality that the criminal might pass through your yard looking for the nearest route to freedom. Talk about scary!

With maximum security and complex layouts, prisons were designed to keep criminals inside, making it almost impossible for them to escape and commit further crimes. But, despite sky hall walls, massive fences, ear-piercing sirens and countless guards, prisoners continue to plot and plan their escapes to find freedom.

So which prisoners actually pulled off their great escapes? While the amount of prison breaks is far from being very high, the escapes throughout history have been ridiculous in their own right. Are you curious? We found 10 of the most insane and real prison escapes ever documented. Let’s see if you recognize any of these criminal names and their place in prison history!

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Hearing the gruesome story of murder in the news can often make you feel uneasy and anxious, leaving you a little more cautious of your surroundings. Since most murders are often considered crimes of passion where the victim knew the murderer, there is typically nothing to lose sleep over. But, what happens when a serial killer is on the loose and there is no rhyme or reason for such horrific crimes?

Serial killers rightfully make everyone in a city nervous as their crimes become the center of the five o’clock news, headlines in newspapers and even chatter among neighborhoods. Typically considered mentally deranged people who seem to have no particular motives other than being heartless and sick, serial killers cause mass panic and anxiety in otherwise quiet towns as they choose to murder randomly and without thought.

While police try their best to catch serial killers by pulling out all the stops, sometimes it simply isn’t enough to find justice. From lacking evidence to the inability to connect all of the clues, police are forced to face an empty wall of leads, meaning that the killer is still on the loose.

Which serial killers completely fooled the police and how? We found 10 serial killers who were never captured, somehow managing to fool authorities, leaving them as some of the world’s most wanted criminals even to this day.

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Comic books are as essential to American culture as baseball and apple pie; ever since big names like Superman were introduced, kids have grown up wanting to be a superhero, zipping around town and putting a stop to would be evildoers.. Being in the superhero business is tough since it doesn’t pay, and by the time you start adding up the cost of a costume, gadgets, and impending hospital bills, it becomes more and more unlikely that you will ever have your crime fighting dream realized; then again, the whole “not having superpowers” thing can be a bit of a problem as well.

But just because you don’t have any superpowers doesn’t mean that you can’t be a superhero! There have been several vigilantes that have created a persona and took to the streets in their own cities to deter crime, and to increase the morale for its citizens; while you can’t walk around town with a bunch of weapons, or hang villains from a streetlamp like Spider-Man, these everyday heroes still do their best to keep the streets safe. But who are the greatest real life superheroes to ever walk the Earth?. Here are the top 10 real people who didn’t need to fly in order to put on a cape.

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Did you ever play cops and robbers as a child? Were you always the cop and never the robber? From bank robberies and car hijackings to insurance fraud and convenience store burglaries, the real life game of cops and robbers takes on a variety of forms. While most criminals know the basics of committing a crime, there are quite a few who don’t know the first thing about being a decent criminal.

From hiding your face to planning your crime, these are simple lessons in Criminal Life 101 that help criminals avoid getting caught. Unfortunately, however, not all criminals are smart or savvy enough to live the thug life. And, thanks to smartphones and cameras, finding these fools isn’t hard to do.

Consider this, then, as a master class on how not to commit a crime (which you shouldn’t be doing anyway!). We found 10 of the dumbest criminals of all-time caught on camera who are now paying the price for their crime. With a complete lack of skill and absolutely no plans, these fools were caught red-handed on camera because of their stupidity. Sit back and enjoy these complete criminal fails that lead to well-deserved justice!

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Extra! Extra! Read all about it! From the newsboys of decades past to the headlines of tabloids, we thrive on news of current events, local happenings and the juiciest celebrity gossip.  In fact, in a world of perpetual news feed updates and endless gossip, it’s nice to sit back and relax with a cup of coffee and the morning paper on occasion, don’t you agree? At least the newspaper doesn’t tweet or ding, beep or buzz with an update in the wee morning hours!

Despite the majority of news updates coming through smartphones and tablets, newspapers are still being printed and read (we know it’s hard to imagine!). But, where online media has the edge on instant updates, once the newspaper ink is dry, it’s forever printed as yesterday’s news delivered today. With editing at the touch of a button for online news outlets, newspapers have a hard way to go as one error can wreak havoc on an entire story. Don’t believe us? Take a look at these 16 hysterically funny failures of news headlines!

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Whenever someone is in a life threatening situation, a real hero rises up to the occasion and saves the day. They don’t brag about it. They don’t need a medal. They just did what had to be done and they remain humble about it. Someone needed help and they were the ones who just happened to be around. And so, those brave people go down in history. Books are written about their heroic antics. And those books are turned into straight-to-video movies.

And we usually only hear the stories of people rescuing other people. And sometimes, we hear stories of brave animals rescuing humans. But we rarely hear about animals rescuing other animals. And while it sounds unlikely, it does happen, because a true hero doesn’t distinguish between species So here are a few examples of the brave, the bold and the daring in the animal kingdom. The selfless animal heroes who rose to the occasion, no matter what the dangers, even if it meant they could lose their own life in the process.

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It’s time to put on your tinfoil hats and question whether your government is up to no good! Everyone has some kind of crackpot conspiracy theory that they either believe in, or at least think is feasible. These days it seems like the only people who don’t believe in at least one conspiracy theory are the ones trying to cover them up, but the wool won’t be pulled over our eyes any longer. There are many conspiracies out there that thousands of people still adamantly believe, from 9/11 being an inside job, to the mysterious “Illuminati” controlling everything from the government, to the music played on the radio (you’d think they’d pick better music).

Over the years there have been quite a few conspiracy theories that have surprisingly been proven true: while some of them have taken decades to be exposed, they have provided some much needed vindication for the people brave enough to speak up.

Some conspiracy theories are quite scary, and will show you just how far the government is willing to go to cover up the truth, but which factual conspiracies have shocked us the most? Here are the top 16 shocking conspiracy theories that were proven to be true, and made us all second guess whether there really are Lizard People in the government.

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One of the problems we can all agree should end right away is child abuse; too many children are being neglected, abused, and the victims of these tragedies remain scarred forever. There is an eight year old girl named Marie Surprenant that was abused when she was just an infant, and it has left her unable to walk.

Surprenant recently wrote a letter in response to the abuse that she suffered through, and it was directed toward the social workers and detectives of her case. When Marie was admitted to the hospital as a baby, she pointed out that her father “lied and said I fell out of the bed.” That’s when social workers and detectives were brought in, to make sure that Marie didn’t have “bad guys hurting me or anyone else.”

It’s an inspiring letter, and Marie says that she is finally happy now in a safe environment. One of the social workers, Michele Surprenant, adopted Marie out of foster care almost instantly after she was released from the hospital. Michele pointed out to Marie that social workers are good people, not ones that want to strip children away from their parents.


After developing a trust with Marie, Michele was able to adopt her into a warm and comforting home: even if Marie wasn’t a fan of the new family dog. Marie described her new dog as “loud as a vacuum, and sounds like an old man” when he snores; despite that, Marie is happy that she has two cats, a lizard, and loves her new school.

One of the sustaining injuries that has resulted from Marie’s paralysis is scoliosis, and the child needs to visit the hospital every few months for surgery. Marie is slowly putting her past behind her, and looks forward to life in Michele’s home. When she grows up, Marie wants to be a surgeon who can help others that have the same condition she does. She doesn’t want to work the 6 a.m. shift like her surgeon does, but maybe there’s something later in the day for her. Read the note that Marie wrote below:

Children's Health Care of Atlanta
Children’s Health Care of Atlanta

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Hope For Paws has helped a lot of abandoned dogs over the years, but perhaps this one has the saddest background story; one concerned witness called the organization after they witnessed something truly terrible: a dog had been beaten, and thrown nearly 30 feet down into a canal in the Los Angeles River.

The dog was sitting hopeless and shaking at the bottom of the river, and the group had to take a ladder down into the canal to approach it; it had made its new home on an empty bag of chips, and started to cry when people started to pet and care for him. It’s pretty obvious why the puppy had some concerns with people: as it was apparent that someone had cut off his foot.

The dog was lifted up out of the canal and taken immediately to the hospital; on the way there, Hope For Paws gave the poor pooch the name Jordan, and doctors said that the fact he was still alive was nothing short of miraculous; Jordan was diagnosed with mange, bacterial infections, and was severely malnourished.

Jordan made it through the night, and continued to receive treatment at the animal hospital until being taken into surgery on his fourth day there. Just a week later, Jordan was finally well enough to be taken in by a foster family. The family already had a couple of dogs from previous rescues, and they all instantly got along. Jordan is now fully recovered from his injuries, and the three legged wonder dog has never been happier.

Check out the full story below.

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It was just a normal picture day at school for 8 year old Joshua Bass in Durham, North Carolina. When the school photographer showed him his photo, he was confused to say the least. Joshua saw his father in the background of his school photo as if he were standing behind him, which was impossible because his dad had been stationed in Kuwait for about a year now.

The little boy didn’t understand what was happening until he turned around, and saw his father Cpl. James Bass grinning. Watch the video below from Soldier Boy‘s YouTube channel to see this heartwarming reunion.