The Missing Links: Fantastic Non-Fiction Names

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Taking Lincoln Liberties
Let’s get a few things straight about our 16th president. Abe Lincoln was never abducted by two time-traveling California teenagers for a school report. He was never actually a vampire hunter. And he did not, as a new novel imagines, survive the assassination attempt on his life and get impeached.

Here are some cool things he actually did.

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Why Astronauts Want to Be More Like Worms
Our slimy, slithering friends may live longer if they’ve made the trip to outer space.

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President George H.W. Bush Once Vomited on Japan's Prime Minister
A look at the all-time greatest breaches of diplomatic etiquette.

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80s Design Cannot Be Heard, Smelled, Tasted or Touched
It has to be seen to be believed and appreciated.

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My Home State Is Just One Giant Pair of Tighty Whiteys
Why can’t I be from Idaho? That thing looks like a garden gnome. Also, I would not have guessed an eggplant for Florida.

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Fabulously Wealthy. World’s Greatest Job. Still Afraid of Thunder.
This makes me feel better about never growing up to be a pro ball player.

Just how loud was it? Minnesota Twins outfielder Denard Span comically explained on Twitter:

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“Cookie Crackenbush Is the Best Name Ever”
For every new amazing name I would think to myself how “THIS is the best name ever.” Such is the joy of reading this list of remarkable, and real, names compiled by the Name Curator Twitter feed.

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People Who Love Their Job: The Guy Who Writes the Netflix DVD Envelope Plot Summaries
No apathetic clock-puncher would describe films with such vivid, and borderline creepy, poetry.

Also: Netflix envelope art.

July 9, 2012 - 12:08pm
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