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Archive for November, 2009

8 Most Beautiful Bridges in the World

A bridge can be a way of getting from one place to another. A bridge can also be a work of art, a sight for sore eyes, and a way to enhance the beauty of its surroundings. These bridges are all of these things! Shown is the Tower Bridge over the River Thames in London. Link From [...]

The Late Movies: TV Shows Cancelled After Just One Episode

Sure, TV is a tough business — but having the show you’ve slaved over for the better part of a year canceled by executives after just one episode? Heartbreaking! Until, that is, you start to look at just what shows have been subjected to this kind of premature death. You’ll wonder how they ever got [...]

Crazy Case Mods

Web Urbanist has a great post of case mods on their recent post. The most awesome is disputably this beer dispenser mod. Even non-beer drinkers (like myself) can still appreciate the genius behind this creation. Link Image Via Gizmodo

motionbox.com presents: HDYK? – {day 5}

It’s an all-new 5-day trivia hunt, with an all-new set of puzzles, prizes, and now, a major sponsor! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are thrilled to announce that How Did You Know? now has its very own Geritol. Yes, the extraordinary video sharing site motionbox.com, which I’ve written about on this site before, is now sponsoring [...]

Hi-Res Photos From Space

These two photos are from the latest Space Shuttle Atlantis mission (STS-129), which seemed to come and go much faster than the one before it. At left, Atlantis prepares to dock at the International Space Station. At right, the sunset through Earth’s thin blue atmosphere (photos by NASA). These and ten more can be blown [...]

Krampus is Making a Christmas Comeback

This Christmas, forget Santa. There’s a mythical creature that’s making a big comeback: the Krampus. Popular in Alpine villages centuries ago, Krampus scared kids straight—his long red tongue upped the fear factor—and taught them that evil bows before good. He served Santa’s forerunner, kindly St. Nicholas, who had “the power to send Krampus back to hell,” [...]

Why Are People So Interested in This Tiger Woods Thing?

So. Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you know by now that Tiger Woods got into a car accident on Friday morning. A media frenzy followed, fueled by a rumor of Tiger’s infidelity and his silence over the whole thing. Today, he announced that he wouldn’t play in his own golf tournament. Talking heads proclaim [...]

School of Pot: Cannabis College Offers Higher Education in Growing Medical Marijuana

Oh, boy. College today sure is different than when I went to school. Case in point: Med Grow Cannabis College, a school in Michigan that teaches students on how to grow medical marijuana (legalized there by a referendum in 2008). Med Grow opened Sept. 14. Students pay $475 for a six-week night-school course that includes classes [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Facts about the Mall of America

Thanksgiving is over, and the other holidays aren’t quite here yet, so that can only mean one thing: it’s shopping season. At least, it is for me. Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and all of the sales and “deals” that will take us through December 26th or so – it’s awfully tempting for someone who likes [...]