Apparently there's a new supermarket in China where you shop whileÂ riding a roller coaster. Is this real?Â Seems kinda fun but notÂ if you're really hoping to shop. As the video explains, if you miss an item, you have to do the "ride" all over again. I alsoÂ wonder if they allow pregnant shoppers.Â Check out the video at... READ ON
Jerry Springer for governor, Teddy Ruxpin, Madonna getting Pepsi into trouble, Pee Wee Herman and 46 other commercials to help you waste an entire day at work. This is GIANT magazine's list of the 50 Greatest Commercials of the... READ ON
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Earlier this week I asked you guys to share some of your favorite urban legends. And you sent in some great stuff. If you haven't read the responses, please check them out. I had hard time picking a favorite but with Thanksgiving being just behind us, I decided to go with Sara's note about the great triptophan myth.
Eating turkey makes you sleepy because it contains triptophan. If you eat enough, sure you get sleepy -because your stomach is full, but that's it. The triptophan in turkey is not in... READ ON
The headless woman pictured at left isÂ working really hard at sitting with good posture but it turns out sitting up straight is pretty stressful on your back. According to LiveScience, sitting back at a 135 degree angle is better than sitting up at 90 degrees or leaning forward.
Using a new form of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), researchers studied 22 volunteers with no back pain history. The subjects assumed three different positions: slouching; sitting up straight at 90 degrees; and sitting back... READ ON
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I haven't challenged you guys in a couple weeks but I'm back with a good one. Every year at this time the media talks about Black Friday and describes it as the biggest shopping day of the year. But, as Snopes points out, this is a myth. It's frequently not even in the top 5 shopping days in terms of dollars spent. So, this got me thinking aboutÂ myths, misconceptions, urban legends, etc. And I'd like you guys toÂ make us all a little smarterÂ by sharingÂ some that really get under your skin - or... READ ON
TV Land recently released its list of the 100 greatest catchphrases in TV history. A few observations:
6 areÂ from Saturday Night Live
"Hey Hey Hey!" is on the list twice. One is from "Fat Albert." Can you remember where other comes from? Check the list for the answer.
"Heh heh"Â is allÂ Beavis and Butthead had to say toÂ make the list.
Dan Aykroyd is on the list twice for "Wild and crazy guys" and "Jane, you ignorant slut," both from SNL.
William Shatner is also on the... READ ON
Premiere recently published its list of the 20 Most Overrated Movies of All Time and the list is sure to tick some folks off. In fact, most of the flicks on the listÂ are more frequentlyÂ found onÂ "Greatest Movies" lists. Here are a few listed:
Chariots of Fire
Good Will Hunting
A Beautiful Mind
Gone with the Wind
Agree? Disagree?Â WhatÂ movies would you putÂ on the most overrated list?
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