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10 Terribly Bungled Crimes

Every once in a while, we read about an amazing heist that required skill, cunning and thought. But for every one of those, there are those that fail horribly.


How Solitary Confinement Works

 How Solitary Confinement Works

The U.S. has thousands of prisoners in solitary confinement. But experts are now saying it does more harm than good. Learn more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 of the World's Most Prolific Serial Killers

 10 of the World's Most Prolific Serial Killers

Some serial killers have murdered more than 100 people. Who are these people, and why did they do it? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Test Your Knowledge: Las Vegas Mobs

 Test Your Knowledge: Las Vegas Mobs

How much do you know about Las Vegas' most infamous mobs? Test your Las Vegas mobs knowledge in this quiz. See more »

What’s the oldest cold case ever solved?

 What’s the oldest cold case ever solved?

Cold cases can be unsolved for decades. Learn about the oldest cold case ever solved at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Do some people get called for jury duty more than others?

 Do some people get called for jury duty more than others?

Have you been called for jury duty four times while your friend never has? Find out if some people get summoned for jury duty more than others. See more »

10 Historically Pivotal Murders

 10 Historically Pivotal Murders

Few crimes can change history more than murder. Learn which historically pivotal murders sent shock waves through the public psyche at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Do people in prison really make toilet wine?

 Do people in prison really make toilet wine?

Do people in prison really make toilet wine? Prisoners are very ingenious when it comes to alcohol. Learn how to make pruno at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Weirdest Things Spotted by the TSA

 10 Weirdest Things Spotted by the TSA

TSA officials have spotted some really strange things at airport security checkpoints. Here are 10 of the weirdest from HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Whistleblowers and the Horrors They Exposed

 10 Whistleblowers and the Horrors They Exposed

When people leak knowledge of illicit or immoral activities, they're thrust onto the world stage. Here are 10 whistleblowers who made big waves. See more »

10 Places You're Probably Being Watched Every Day

 10 Places You're Probably Being Watched Every Day

Is there any place you can go and not be watched? Find out 10 places where you're watched every day at HowStuffWorks. See more »