Jacopo della Quercia

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Jacopo della Quercia is a man of many talents who somehow eluded death in 1438. He can regularly be found at Cracked and on Twitter @Jacopo_della_Q.

Charles Darwin prepares to explain the origin of species.

4 Famous Authors & Their Now-Obscure Books

and Dustin Koski Legacies are a tricky thing, especially if you’re a celebrated public figure. We may think we know how an author will be remembered. Most likely Khaled Hosseni’s novels that will read through […]


Turns out most voice actors are also stock photo models. Who knew?

Cartoon Voices: The Hidden Backstory

A sultry woman in a red trench coat and hat approaches a fabulous mansion surrounded by armed men. “Halt!” shouts a guard as he raises his rifle. “This meeting is private!” Undeterred, the woman adjusts […]


Good morning, Dr. Dowling. From here, things will only get worse.

A Day in the Life of…Australia

graphic by Brendan McGinley Happy 114th birthday, Australia! The country, that is–not the continent, which is much older but only slightly less deadly. (Hey, at least its bird-eating spiders don’t have a naval fleet…yet). But since everyone knows […]


Take 'em all

This Badass Day in History: September 25

WE THE PEOPLE of the United States probably wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for days like today. Why is that? Because September 25 is one of the most important days on the calendar for this […]


We'd like it even if we didn't know him.

Excerpt: The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy

Check your watches no longer! Check Lincoln’s instead: The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy is here at last! Our own Jacopo della Quercia went and published himself a book with St. Martin’s Press, and has […]


"Haha I'm not touching youuuu..."

A Day in the Life of…Spider-Man

Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can, including bite his opponent to dissolve them from the inside. No? Okay, well, most everything else. But Peter Parker’s a busy guy, between classes at Empire University, dating not one […]


Vroom vroom! Make way for Professor Fun!

A Day in the Life of…Nikola Tesla

graphic by Brendan McGinley Nikola Tesla was, as per his Wikipedia entry, “a was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist,” but they forget to include his most popular roles: supergenius, heartthrob, and […]


This is pretty much how every prediction we make ends up--even what we'll be having for lunch.

A Day in the Life of…the Large Hadron Collider

graphic by Brendan McGinley The Large Hadron Collider at CERN — who can explain what it is and what it does? Nobody except scientists. And who trusts scientists? They’re the ones who invented global warming–or […]


Hobbies include judging you, figurine collecting, and brainwashing children to fight for him.

A Day in the Life of…Professor X

People are going to bully you no matter what you do. But if you’re lucky, you can form a group of friends who will band together to support each other, realize how much more we […]


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A Day in the Life of…Willy Wonka

Can you believe Roald Dahl’s book about a boy who inherits a chocolate factory is 50 years old? And it’s been devoid of racism for most of those? Since we know Willy Wonka doesn’t age much and […]