Before he wrote Jaws, Peter Benchley was a speechwriter for LBJ.
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The Onion published this fantastic story back in May, but I'm re-posting it today in honor of the 3,245th spam email I've received from Classmates.com this year ("Who left 1 signature i
If you weren't alive when Francis Gary Powers got shot down over the Soviet Union, you probably heard about it in high school history.
If you've ever collected baseball cards, the names Donruss, Fleer, Topps, and Upper Deck elicit memories of different card designs, which have varied through the years from simplistic to futurist
Though I was born in Philadelphia, I actually grew up in New Jersey. That's hard to admit, but I feel better now that I've cleared the air.
Well, it's hump day, and I'm aÂ sure 'nuffÂ Quasimodo.
I was digging through disorganized piles of old photos in a Portland antique store last week when I happened upon a goldmine of weirdness: amidst fading snapshots of family vacations and weddings were
Which one of these fribbles looks more intelligent? How you answer may have more to do with whether you are left-handed than with your judgment. (via Metafilter)
Love in the Time of Leprosy.
When I look back at some of my favorite moments in film, I realize a lot of them happen to be monologues.
On the left are outlines of ten well-known islands, and your job is to match them up with the island name on the right. Good luck!
Take the Quiz: Eyeball the
Tomorrow is the anniversary of the day the world lost one of its oldest living organisms.
Here's further proof that eventually, robots will become our masters and we'll just serve as food for them, or, if we're lucky, we'll be their pets.
Every school-aged kid learns that Francis Scott Key penned the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner" while watching the British navy pound Fort McHenry during the War of 1812.
I just got back from five days in Oregon, mostly in Portland (AKA Stumptown, Bridgetown, the City of Roses, the Metropolis of Aggressively Bohemian Baristas) -- a place I lived for ten months seven ye
Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown, at least when it comes to the British monarchy: In addition to being the reigning queen of 16 Commonwealth realms and the Paramount Chief of Fiji, engaging i