A Python That Couldn't Cross the Road

Mangesh Hattikudur

God, pythons are such gluttons. As if swallowing an electric blanket wasn't bad enough (see here), a Malaysian specimen gulped down a pregnant (PREGNANT?!) sheep and then couldn't move.

Hurricane Relief

Mangesh Hattikudur

For all the Ziggys and Charlie Browns out there who seem to be plagued by perpetual rain clouds hovering over their heads, the MY-DAY umbrella has your damp-weather solution.

That's one cool ride

Mangesh Hattikudur

I don't know if this is a hoax or not, but I saw it on Popgadget, and figured it was too funny-looking not to post about.

Thingamajig Thursday: the whammy bar

David K. Israel

Welcome to the second installment of Thingamajig Thursday.

Geo-stumper: name these shadows

Ransom Riggs

One of the country's most famous hand-made structures, this week's geo-stumper is considered a towering feat of do-it-yourself engineering by some; an ugly, overgrown yard ornament by others

Advantage: Queens

David K. Israel

One of the things I miss about living in NYC is the ability to take the 7 train out to sporting events in Queens. No car, no traffic, no parking woes getting in and out.

But Mainely, the folks there won't kill you


CNN published two stories today about small towns in Maine -- one a travel story about a "New England classic" village, the other a horrific story of a quadruple murder at a bed & breakf

Is it 5:30 yet?


Half an hour left...

Family Time

Jason English

I'm always impressed by families who find fame in multiple generations.

Be my travel agent


I'm headed to D.C.

Mice hate cheese!

Will Pearson

I don't know who started the myth that mice like cheese but someone needs to be sued for this lie.

You say Tomato, I say Tomato Fight

Mangesh Hattikudur

I saw these great pics at TheCellar of La Tomatina, the tomato festival in Buñol, Spain.

Bush's Summer Reading List (it's heavy?!)

Mangesh Hattikudur

I don't know if you've seen, but there's been a lot of hullabaloo over this ad (left) from Canadian company Simply Audio Books, which had plastered Bush's image on billboards acros

Her change was worth every penny


I've gotten back some strange foreign coins at the cash register before, but I've never been quite so lucky as Lynn Moore of Sumter, S.C., who found this one in her handful of change at a Bi

Because I actually am this lazy"¦

Mangesh Hattikudur

I'm the sort of person who would appreciate a butler. Or at least a staff of servants to do everything for me.