At the Wife Carrying World Championships in Finland, first prize is the wife’s weight in beer.
The streets of Newcastle, England were not only inundated by rain, but also invaded by a Dalek, ingeniously disguised as a garbage bin.
The Supreme Court decided not to hear the case of Janet Jack
Here's a gem for your next round of barstool trivia: a recent study shows that people who have a couple drinks solve brainteasers faster—and get more correct answers—than
Long before he was Biggie-sizing your burger and Frosty order, Wendy's founder Dave Thomas worked for Colonel Sanders.
Gary Oldman speaks out against a very dangerous trend - athletes turning into actors! Fun fact: they had to shoot this an additional three times because he kept making the basket at the end.
Have you ever wanted to speed across a bridge that’s half a mile long and 13 stories in the air, pretending you’re in Tron? Yeah, me too.
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In this eight-minute video, MythBuster Adam Savage describes the construction of a replica Indiana Jones bullwhip.
Whether you loved or loathed Aaron Sorkin's new HBO show Newsroom, there is no denying that the art of the Sorkinism is alive and well.
"You put your right foot in,
You put your right foot out,
You put your right foot in,
And you shake it all about.
You do the Hokey Pokey,
And you turn it all around,
That's what it
Reader Brit asks: "Is there any rhyme or reason to calling a road an avenue, a boulevard, a street or a lane? Is it just at the discretion of whoever names the
The characteristic green tint is by design, for a few reasons.
There's nothing funny about fires in Colorado and a heat wave across the United States. But maybe watching somebody else's forecast will make you feel better!
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In 1984, a 7th-Grader Wrote This Letter to President Reagan
"Today my mother declared my bedroom a disaster area.
Pretty much ever since humans discovered flight, we’ve been strapping animals into our new devices just to see what would happen.
Over the last 330 years or so, we’ve launched dogs, cats, chimps, m
(Modern Scantron test sheet; photo by Josh Davis, used under CC license.)
We learned this week that Michael Sokolski, a soldier, engineer, and inventor of the Scantron, died on June 13.
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