Sherman Hemsley, who portrayed George Jefferson in the TV series All in the Family and The Jeffersons, died Tuesday at the age of 74. Relive some of his greatest scenes in a collection of videos.
How the London Olympic Games Will Revolutionize Food. Over 14 million meals will be served, and most of them will not come from McDonalds.
The PHENOMENAUTS put together a song in tribute to their idol, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Luckily, the biggest part of it is clips of the astrophysicist himself.
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On this date in 1935, the Dust Bowl heat wave reached its peak, with temperatures reaching 109°F in Chicago, Illinois and 104°F in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As we sweat through another long, hot summer in America, here are six songs inspired by rising temps (or at least six songs that make us think of hot summer nights).
Martha and the Vandellas recorded this song in July 1963 and it was later featured in the Whoopi Goldberg movie Sister Act.
You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot... READ ON
Lots of places claim to be the world capital of something -- animals, fruits, vegetables, consumer goods, other odds and ends. But sometimes, that something is really, really strange.
1. Pearsonville, California: Hubcap Capital of the... READ ON
Fun With Editing: The Matrix Meets Office Space
(Via The Awesomer)
Unleash the Pus-Filled Blisters Within
Tony Robbins, one of America’s most well-known self-help authors/motivational speakers/life coaches/positivity gurus, hit a bit of bump in the road last week when a couple dozen attendees at one of his seminars attempted to walk over hot coals in an attempt to feel their inner power (or something like that). So, why didn't the other 6,000-odd people performing the walk get... READ ON
Over the next two weeks, we’ll be taking a look back at the fine art competitions that originated in ancient Greece and were revived as part of the modern Olympics from 1912 to... READ ON
“Happy Birthday to You” has been used in hundreds of movies, countless advertisements, an estimated 1,500,000+ singing telegrams, and been the basis for pieces by classical composers like Igor Stravinsky and Aaron Copland. It’s arguably the most recognized song in the English-speaking world, and it's making some lucky people a whole lot of money. But... READ ON
Cheeky engineer Tim Hunkin (of Secret Life of Machines fame) invented the Autofrisk, a device that gently gropes the user in exchange for a few coins. (In the U.K. apparently one cannot get this experience for free at local airports.) The Autofrisk is one of many coin-operated machines Hunkin built for an ongoing show under the Southwold Pier in Suffolk, which looks to me to be a kind of geek Mecca.
Hunkin and compatriots made a ten-minute film about the process of making the Autofrisk and similar... READ ON
We’ve brought you geeky engagement rings, wedding photos and wedding dresses. Now it’s time for geeky invitations!... READ ON
At the Wife Carrying World Championships in Finland, first prize is the wife’s weight in beer.