The plastic pink flamingo is the official city bird of Madison, WI.
Breeding the Perfect Bull.
Sometimes at the end of my Dietribes post I ask you guys if anyone uses the food-of-the-week in an offbeat recipe.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
Here are some major events that passed under the radar because, on the same day, something even greater (or at least, more noticeable) was happening.
A Hard Stick to Beat: A Strange Life - and Stranger Uses - of Bamboo.
Shirley Temple may be in her 80s now, but for a four-year stretch from 1935 to 1938 she was Hollywood's biggest box-office draw every year.
The Muppets are a lot more than Sesame Street and The Muppet Show. I recall watching them on The Jimmy Dean Show and on Saturday Night Live during its first season.
I have to admit I never really got into the Madeline books, but I know they're a huge hit with some people.
Star Wars: Uncut is a web project in which 473 people each contribute 15 seconds of footage for a complete, shot-for-shot remake of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
So much can be said with a hand gesture. Here are the stories behind gestures you might use every day, and some you might not.
1. The Vulcan
Every Friday, 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. Very casual.
Bass Tournament Cheating Leads to Jail Time
Cheating in a fishing tournament is taken very seriously in Texas, especially when there are expensive prizes involved.
By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert COLE into SLAW in seven (or fewer) steps.
So, this is cool. Most of our regular readers are probably familiar with my series of photo essays, Strange Geographies.