"And that’s how we won the Cold War."
The 5 Most Hilariously Insane Secret Plots from History
#2. Intimidating the Soviet Union With Enormous American Dicks
In the early 1950s, the CIA used weather balloons to smuggle propaganda past the Iron Curtain. … [CIA agent Frank] Wisner wanted to escalate the balloon campaign to include small baskets of “Made in the USA” goods. These would ostensibly be humanitarian aid, or serve as examples of the miracle of capitalism, but their true purpose was more sinister — among the goods would be packets of jumbo extra-large condoms labeled “small” or “medium.” The goal was to intimidate the Soviets by convincing them that all Americans had huge dongs (or possibly to reduce morale by convincing the Soviets that their li’l Reds were not so menacing after all).
Christina H had a 12-pound baby AND STILL WROTE THIS COLUMN.
5 Ways Having a Baby Messes With Your Brain
I first took off (column writing, not animating) in the middle of the pregnancy because I was already getting overwhelmed, and I felt like a wuss doing so, because lots of other women work vigorous blue-collar-type jobs all the way through their pregnancies and I must be some kind of sissy taking it easy so early. But like our old used Ford Fairmont station wagon, I was constantly overheating, falling apart, and cornering like a cow. I just didn’t understand why I was holding up so much worse than all the other ladies I knew.
And they would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for you meddling Redditors.
5 BS News Stories That Fooled All Your Facebook Friends
#4. That Viral Ping Pong Knife Throwing Video Is Extremely Fake
You’ve probably seen people freaking out over that video featuring a knife thrower hurling kitchen cutlery at the pink Power Ranger in street clothes — only to have her catch them with paddles of her own. … Both MSN and Huffington Post were impressed, with the latter even diving into their totally-not-made-up backstory of attending training camps in Thailand to hone their skills. And what skills would that be? According to a very thorough breakdown, it’s the skill of using Adobe After Effects — something you can determine by simply observing the fact that there’s totally a knife sticking out of her paddle before actually catching it.