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MartinQuinn
July 28 2016

Pokémon GO...to Your Local Bookstore

What do you do when you find out your bookstore is also a PokéStop? Reel those customers in with a discount offer! That’s what McKenna Jordan, owner of Murder By the...
TeddyP
April 16 2016

Peeping Tom Drone, Real-Life Hamburglar, Misuse of Flatulence Spray, and More: The Bullet List

These are some of the more interesting true crime related stories from the past week (04/09/16 - 04/16/16): Man Turns Himself in on Charge of Stealing TV in 1989   Prank tricks...
TeddyP
February 17 2016

Pranksters Block Road with Life-Size Triceratops

Here in New York City we see a lot of unsettling creatures in the streets — think rats, mice and cockroaches. But what would you do if you saw a 20-foot dinosaur in the middle of the street...
CrimeHQ
July 31 2015

Break Bad with these Bobbleheads, Bitch!

If you're looking for the perfect way to decorate your own personal domicile, look no further than these awesome Breaking Bad-inspired figurines courtesy of Mezco Toyz. Between the Heisenberg...
CrimeHQ
July 17 2015

Spaghetti Western! (with Dogs and Vacuum, of Course)

Now, that's what we call a good ole' spaghetti western. Why yes, of course there are costumed dogs and a vacuum! If you're trying to portray true struggle, pioneering spirit, and romance,...
CrimeHQ
June 16 2015

Of Course the Queen of Crime’s Birthday Cake Will Be Poisoned!

Need dishes so craftily designed that manor house guests don't know they're scarfing down poison secreted therein? Take this cooking class, says Maev Kennedy in The Guardian: A little...
CrimeHQ
May 18 2015

For the Person Who Has Everything... Or Knows Where to Steal It

This Lockpick School In A Box “gives you everything you need to learn this valuable art... [including] five lock cylinders, which are numbered and get progressively more difficult as...
CrimeHQ
April 22 2015

Happy 4th Anniversary to Us!

Flowers and fruit are what's traditional, so for the site's 4th anniversary, we can't imagine anything nicer than rotting watermelon skulls, via artist Dimitri Tsykalov, who we've featured...
TeddyP
April 15 2015

Robber Arrested with Dollar Sign Money Bag

Now this is just too classic: Police in Washington state arrested a robbery suspect carrying an actual canvas bag with a printed dollar sign on it. The man allegedly robbed an Olympia, Washington...
CrimeHQ
March 12 2015

Just in Time for Spring Cleaning: Zombie Proof Your Home

It finally seems that winter is behind us. The weather is warming up. The snow piles are melting (and unearthing some unsightly and long-forgotten trash). Wardrobes are being swapped out. And homes...
CrimeHQ
February 23 2015

This Head in a Jar Can Be Yours!

Whether to reinforce dieting aims or for sheer delight, who doesn't want their stainless steel or custom hardwood-veneer built-in fridge to boast a head in a jar? (I hear the Evans now have...
JenniferProffitt
February 19 2015

The Riddler: Man Solves Puzzle with Only One Letter

Should you ever run up against The Riddler, a sphynx, or any other puzzle-obsessed villains, it might be good to have this Wheel of Fortune contestant, Rufus, at your side to help you piece together...
CrimeHQ
February 12 2015

Coffee: Fuel of Scientists, Scholars, and Writers

Writers and editors are among the Top 5 coffee-drinking professions. Yay! The study proving this intuitive truth was somewhat small and on behalf of a coffee and donut purveyor, but we're going...
CrimeHQ
February 9 2015

Spongebob Goes on an Adventure?

In a weekend that may be surprising to some, but maybe not to people with children, Jupiter Ascending tanked at the box office, while The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water soared, taking the...
CrimeHQ
February 6 2015

Kids Reenacting 2015 Oscar Nominees

Have you seen the Oscar nominees for Best Picture? Maybe not like this. Kids play selected bits from each movie, and though it's only three minutes, there's so much excellence packed into that...
CToohey
January 30 2015

Automatic Crime Sonnet Robot, Activate!

If modern robots can write your letters, why not poetry, and what richer fodder for auto-verse than CrimeHQ's tweets could there be? Submitting our thread to the genius of Poetweet (meaning...
CrimeHQ
January 29 2015

Ketchup Me If You Can

If you're looking for the perfect gift to add to the cupboards of the whacky foodie in your life that has a thing for both ketchup and crime—or want to add it to your own—we might have...
TeddyP
January 21 2015

Man Gets Ticket for Eating Cheeseburger

We’ve all snagged a bite to eat at a fast food joint and eaten it in our car, but it landed one man in big trouble. Madison Turner was given a ticket after getting caught munching on...
CrimeHQ
January 6 2015

A Sprawling Tribute to the Pre-Google Days

Here at Criminal Element, we're suckers for some cool looking book-art, and the newest piece by book artist Guy Laramée has our jaws on the floor. Carved from a 24-volume Encyclopedia...
CrimeHQ
December 31 2014

Counting Down to 2015

Tonight, people around the world will count down from 10, and by the time they reach zero, 2014 will be no more. To celebrate the new year, we're joining the festivities and counting down as...
CrimeHQ
December 30 2014

But First, Let Me Take a Shelfie

Don't you hate it when you find yourself with some unexpected free time, but the book you're in the middle of is inconveniently back at home, thus leaving you to try and match like-colored...
BrianGreene
December 27 2014

Another Kind of Thrilla in Manila: Wonder Women (1973)

This post can be seen as the third in a trilogy of appreciations I’ve written of B-movies that involve packs of women employing bizarre, world-beating (they hope) masterplans. First there was...
CrimeHQ
December 26 2014

A Night on the Town: Book Clubbing

Some people like going clubbing, and some people like book clubbing, but until now, these two scenes have never really crossed paths. Thanks to Eslite, a revolutionary book store located in Taipei,...
CrimeHQ
December 25 2014

Joy Through the Underworld and Peace on Earth!

Don't get homicidal for the holidays, at least not without us and 7 Noir Holiday Films Encypted Messages from the North Pole? Christmas Movies with Explosions Warped,...
CrimeHQ
December 5 2014

Newspaper Turns Frown Upside Down, Circulation Plummets

  Recently, The City Reporter in Russia promised to publish only good news, and circulation dropped by 80%. No one felt compelled to buy tales about happy tots with baskets of friendly...
CrimeHQ
November 20 2014

Wicked Good Brew: Jailhouse Brewery

Wintertime fills the shelves and supermarkets with one of our favorite things since the repeal of the Volstead Ace—seasonal beer. Recently in a list of the 8 Breweries in Awesome Weird Places,...
CrimeHQ
October 31 2014

Pumpkin Facts: Cinderella, Beer, and Ostriches

Be illuminated (and possibly de-wormed and de-freckled) with these odd pumpkin facts! Previously, we've shared incredibly carved squash, discussed the truth and myths behind Halloween candy poisoning...
CrimeHQ
October 30 2014

Inspirational Halloween Costumes!

If you're like many people and you're scrounging around for a last minute Halloween costume, perhaps take a tip (or 31) from Amanda Chapman. In 2012, Chapman's husband was diagnosed with...
TeddyP
October 29 2014

Drunk Man Stumbles into Wrong Bed (and Home)

A young man from Connecticut drunkenly stumbled into the wrong apartment and hopped right into bed with a complete stranger. Tyler Sullivan, 26, thought he was entering his mom's apartment,...
CrimeHQ
October 22 2014

In the Kitchen with Walter W.

Miss Breaking Bad so much you can taste it? So does Walter Wheat, the pseudonymous author of Baking Bad, a parody/tribute cookbook due out on October 28. True, Ricin Krispie Squares might not sound...