Black Market Avocados, Past and Present
Crop shortages of avocados in New Zealand have led to rising prices, large-scale thefts and a black market for the fruit. And this has happened before.
HowStuffWorks NOW: Will moving scar your kids for life?
Everyone knows that moving is a kind of mini-apocalypse to a child, but are such moves intrinsically harmful? Are kids who move around a lot more prone to psychiatric illness, suicide and unnatural death? A shocking new study suggests that they are.
HowStuffWorks NOW: Who was Jack Chick?
With the death of Jack Chick, we review the cartoonist's life, as well as his infamous Chick Tract comics. How did these pamphlets contribute to satanic panic and offend so many with their rhetoric of condemnation?
HowStuffWorks NOW: Yeah, Right: North Korea Bans Sarcasm
Can a government ban a thought? As Orwellian as it may sound, North Korean officials are attempting to make certain phrases illegal, even in casual conversation. Join Ben Bowlin for a closer look at the new edict, the nature of censorship and more.