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Cracked, crime, comic books

I did a bunch of reading on Cracked. I thought it was neat.

comic book inventions
Donald Duck Minecraft
Spider-Man inspired ankle-tracking
Captain Marvel Jr., Elvis
http://www.cracked.com/article_20379_5-important-things-you-wont-believe-comic-books-invented.html

Donald Duck inventions
Inception, Raiders of the Lost Ark, ship raising with ping pong balls
(noted by Dutch Patent Office)
methylene (CH2)
Scrooge -> Tezuka -> manga
http://www.cracked.com/article_19021_5-amazing-things-invented-by-donald-duck-seriously.html

infrasound behind ghosts, dread and sightings (I knew of infrasound causing dread, but not that it was implicated in causing visual effects.)
http://www.cracked.com/article_18828_the-creepy-scientific-explanation-behind-ghost-sightings.html

http://www.cracked.com/article_19455_5-common-crime-fighting-tactics-statistics-say-dont-work.html?wa_user1=4&wa_user2=Weird+World&wa_user3=article&wa_user4=recommended
fake confessions; composite sketches suck; lineups suck (pressure to
pick the best match even if wrong, or the one the cops think did it)
"The U.S. is the only modernized country to throw people in jail for
writing bad checks. In no other civilized (or even pretend civilized)
country will someone go to jail because he couldn't pay a $215 fishing
license fine. And then we have the perpetual drug war, which has added
around 200,000 people who wouldn't see jail time in Europe"
crack/cocaine difference is based on fraud and perjury

drug dogs have lots of false positives and pick up handler racism
car chases kill
"In fact, at least a third of all fatalities in high speed chases tend
to be innocent bystanders, just going about their day. We're talking
over 360 people per year, just flat out run over by cops and robbers who
watch way too many movies."
drug free zones are so extensive dealers stay near schools
red light cameras reduce side collisions, increase rear-ending by more
dry counties have more drunk driving fatalities and more teen drug use
http://www.cracked.com/article_19937_the-6-most-popular-crime-fighting-tactics-that-dont-work.html?wa_user1=5&wa_user2=Science&wa_user3=article&wa_user4=recommended

celebrity conspiracy theories
Michael Jackson chemically castrated -- voice never changed
Jefferson Asperger's
Elvis constipated, Hitler poop fetish
http://www.cracked.com/article_19552_5-insane-celebrity-conspiracy-theories-that-make-sense.html

http://www.cracked.com/article_18666_5-ridiculous-attempts-at-crime-fighting-that-worked.html

And unrelatedly, Fox hates Bill of Rights
http://imgur.com/a/WbQjn/noscript

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