J.K. Rowling invented Quidditch in a pub.
I saw Kurt Vonnegut speak in 1997 at Florida State University, along with Joseph Heller (who is mentioned in the talk below) and William Styron.
Any preschooler can give you a rundown on the basics of barnyard noises: the cow says moo, the rooster says cocka-doodle-doo -- but what does the goat say? According to this video, he says WHAT?!
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Europe Seeing More Radioactive Wild Boars
Increasing numbers of radioactive boars have become a problem in Germany, where they have attacked people and caused traffic problems.
Monty Python fans know the degree of damage even a wafer-thin mint can cause, so please refrain from snacking until after you've solved today's Brain Game.
A pair of dentures belonging to Winston Churchill recently sold at auction forÂ $23,750.
The Geography of High-Paying Jobs. Before you start packing your bags, remember the cost of living in those high-paying areas is also pretty high. (via BroBible)
The Tiger Oil Memos.
One of the reasons the San Diego Comic Con has emerged as the largest comic book convention in the world lies in the simple fact that we happen to be exceptionally close to Hollywood.
It's no secret that a lot of musicians want to be actors and a lot of actors want to be musicians.
We're kind of board game freaks in my house. Well, I am, and I sort of force it on everyone else. The thing is"¦ I'm not that good at board games.
So let's say you want to teach a robot arm how to flip pancakes. Robots aren't known for their pancake-flipping abilities.
I thought Shanghai had long been a sprawling metropolis. But this image, published on Gizmodo, proves otherwise.
A home should be an expression of who you are.
A 2007 GQ Magazine article on 45-year-old William Wesley asked, "Is this the most powerful man in sports?"
That's a stretch.
Maybe it's just that we're coming into the dog-days of summer and I haven't lit out on the road yet, but I've had road trips on the brain lately.