A writer, blogger and avid TV watcher, Adam K. Raymond lives in Brooklyn with his wife Josie. He is an editor at Hemispheres and has written for Radar, NYMag.com and GOOD.
1. There Are Human Remains in the Haunted MansionThe Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland is one of the scariest places in the park, but not for the reasons you’d expect. In his 1994 book Mouse Tales, former Disney employee David Koenig tells the story of a tourist group that requested a little extra time on the ride so they could hold a quick memorial for a 7-year-old boy. Disney gave the family permission, but it turns out, the memorial was only half their plan. When the mourners were spotted... READ ON
Your sparkling wine doesn’t have to come from France to be authentic. Here are six products that can really only be produced in one place on the globe.... READ ON
If you like kickball but hate the baseball-style rules, why not play like they did in the 1920s?... READ ON
The Big Bang Theory is much easier to swallow when it's explained with a muffin.... READ ON
As you get older, the prospect of finding something unexpected inside of food or drink loses its appeal. Maybe that's because as products get more mature (from Happy Meals to Big Macs), so too do the surprises waiting inside (from plastic rat to actual rat). But consumers often don't get a choice. If a manufacturer, fry cook or the gods of chance want to leave a foreign object in your soup, a foreign object is what you shall get.... READ ON
More examples of people who made a name for themselves despite not being real.... READ ON
Just like athletes before a big game, politicians and their camps often have superstitions leading up to big elections.
1. Obama Shoots... READ ON
On 11/11/11, here are 11 of the most important 11s to ever 11.
1. The maple leaf on the Canadian flag has 11... READ ON
1. Let them eat lobster! In colonial America, lobster wasn’t the delicacy it is today. In fact, it was so cheap and plentiful, it was a staple for prisoners and servants. One group of servants from Massachusetts actually grew so tired of eating lobster that they took their employers to court, where a judge ruled that lobster was to be served to them no more than three times a week.
2. Judge them not by the color of their skin. In their ocean habitat, lobsters are brown. (They turn red when you cook... READ ON
The duffel bag is named for Duffel, Belgium, where the cloth used in the bags was originally sold.