Puppies celebrate Valentine’s Day too – in fact, three percent of pet owners buy Valentine’s gifts for their pet. May we suggest... READ ON
Surely you recognize the classic picture of Lincoln seen on the left, but did you know it is actually an early example of political photo manipulation? The image was originally Southern politician John Calhoun and Lincoln’s head was added to the image along with the words “union,” “constitution,” and “proclamation of freedom” in place of the original words in the photo, “the sovereignty of the states,” “strict constitution,” and “free trade.”
This great WebUrbanist article has... READ ON
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion…
1. A few weeks ago we talked about rewatchable movies—films you’ll watch again and again on cable or DVD. But what about movies you saw in theaters and couldn’t wait for home video to see again? What movies did you see multiple times in theaters? (Do you remember what made you want to... READ ON
Woman Arrested for Stealing Trash
Take heed: dumpster diving can get you arrested. A 21-year-old woman took some potato waffles, pies, and ham that had been discarded from Tesco Express in Great Baddow, Essex, England. She wasn’t the only one, as dozens of people helped themselves to groceries that had been set out after a power outage left the food unfit for sale. But Sasha Hall was arrested at her home later on charges of “theft by finding” of £200 worth of food. The police took her to the station... READ ON
Sure the Grand Canyon, The Carlsbad Caverns and Mount Fuji are stunning, but if you’re looking for something a little more off the beaten path, then check out these 10 Geological Wonders You Didn’t Know About. If that’s still not enough for you, how about Another 10 Geological Wonders You Didn’t Know About?
Take, for example, Nevada’s Fly Geyser seen above. While it’s undoubtedly stunning, there’s a good reason you haven’t heard of it. The geyser is on private property and can only be... READ ON
It’s the Friday Free-for-All here at Brain Game Central. Today’s challenge involves two former Commanders-in-Chief. Good luck!
What two U.S. presidents’ full names were
identical except for three letters?
Here is... READ ON
When you think of nuclear test sites, remote Pacific islands and desert wastelands come to mind. Not many people think of Hattiesburg, MIssissippi — but the United States carried out two nuclear tests in a little town just outside that city in 1964, in an operation that went by the reassuring-to-no-one moniker Project Dribble. No one saw any mushroom clouds, though, because the two nukes they tested were detonated underground, in a 3,000-foot-deep shaft drilled into a reservoir of ancient salt called... READ ON
It’s been a year now since Conan O’Brien left The Tonight Show to avoid being pushed around by Jay Leno. Here’s the story of how the internet rallied around him while he waited to get back on TV. (via The Daily What)
You thought he would never have a girlfriend, but you see you were wrong. The Cereal Guy meme generates more laughs than you would expect.
A Brief History of Historically Incorrect Oscar Winners. Now that I’ve learned the truth and seen the clips, I want to go back and watch about... READ ON
Y'all see that Bush was caught using the S-word today? (I'm using y'all since I know mental_floss started in Bama).
My personal favorite cussing by a public figure is Gen. Patton's obscenity-laced speech. It's crazy. The movie with George C Scott cleaned it up beyond... READ ON
Obsessive nose picking is called rhinotillexomania.