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This Man Ran into a Burning Building to Save his Beer. Twice.

At some point, we all ask ourselves, “If my house was burning down, what things would I take with me?” For most people, the answers include pets, computers, family heirlooms, things that are especially meaningful and valuable to us. For this man, the answer was beer. A South Dakota man, Michael Casteel, 56, is now facing …

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The NRA Attacked This Politician on Gun Rights in a TV Ad. His Response? Shoot the TV.

If you’re running as a Democrat in the State of Montana, you’re going to have to diverge from the party on some major points – one of those being gun rights. Dave Quist, a country singer now turned political hopeful, is in the contending to represent Montana as a Democrat in its only congressional seat, …

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Man Being Robbed at Gunpoint is Somehow Totally Calm

Security footage from a Jimmy Johns restaurant has leaked onto the internet, showing a cashier being robbed at gunpoint. A still-unidentified man walks into the sandwich shop and takes a look at the menu before ordering. Right in the middle of his order, he pulls a handgun from his sweatshirt pocket and points it at …

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These Guys Impersonated “Fitness Experts” on Live TV and its Hilarious

A local Wisconsin news station is suing two men after they marketed themselves as “fitness experts” for a live segment – all in the name of a good prank. “Chop and Steele” are actually Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher, two regular guys who were out for a laugh, and actually managed to get some air time. …

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That Time A Pilot Ejected from an F-15 at Supersonic Speed – and Lived

People seek out high-speed thrills all the time for an adrenaline rush, from roller coasters to skydiving. But those typically come with a reasonable expectation that you won’t die in the process. Even while plummeting toward the earth, terminal velocity is only about 120 miles-per-hour. What happens to the human body when it hits over …

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Watch this BAMF Marine finish a Marathon with a Prosthetic Leg – and a Whole Lot of Grit

Staff Sgt. Jose Luis Sanchez lost his leg after an IED detonated while he was serving in Afghanistan. He spent the next four years of his life trying to recover, and forget the past. Both his injury and PTSD  had kept him far away from others, and he struggled with anger and isolation. But one …

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Army Roll Your Clothes to Pack a Suitcase Efficiently [VIDEO]

You’re ready to get out of Dodge. Spend a weekend alone in the woods, avoiding the shrill ping of emails and the time-consuming nuisance of showering. Reconnect with a spouse or a friend at a luxurious hotel. Whatever trip you’ve got planned, you will need to pack. There’s the normal way of packing (folding everything …

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This Guy Just Shot A Bottle Rocket Out of His Mouth. For Science.

Editor’s Note: American Grit does not endorse this kind of stupidity. Seriously, don’t try these stunts at home. But feel free to laugh at those that do. We’ve covered some crazy stunts in the past. First was that guy that shot himself in the face. Then there was that guy that decided to strap firecrackers to …

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Eerie calm in the Aftermath of St. Petersburg Bombing [Video]

10 people have died and at least 50 are injured after an explosion rocked an underground train station in St. Petersburg, Russia. Videos posted to twitter showed the immediate aftermath of the bombing, and displayed an understated, almost eerie calm as people continued about their day.   #SaintPetersburg Footage After explosion.. pic.twitter.com/d2gBNlYEhV — Ashutosh Nath …

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[WATCH] Rare Footage of Civil War Soldiers Demonstrating the “Rebel Yell”

The “Rebel Yell” was a war cry of the Confederate forces during the Civil War, possibly adopted from similar war cries of Native Americans – many of whom actually sided with the confederacy. The cry has been described as something like the scream of a rabbit, a wolf howl, or a banshee cry, and stood …

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