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Japanese man is world’s oldest person

Jiroemon Kimura is officially the oldest living human being at an incredible 115 years of age. Born in 1897, Mr. Kimura has lived through more than a …

Ice age predators didn’t starve to death

Scientists have determined that ice age predators were not wiped out due to a lack of food. Beasts such as saber-toothed cats and the American lion we…

How Old is Old? When You Stop Shopping

How old is old? According to a study by Michelle Barnhart of Oregon State University, whether someone is "old" depends not on age, but on ability to do things, like shopping, for example: New research [...]

Isaac Asimov Explains His Three Laws of Robotics

(Video Link) In 1940, at the age of 20, science fiction author Isaac Asimov coined the Three Laws of Robotics. He later modified and added an additional law to accomodate logical problems. Watch him briefly explain the implications of these laws. -via Explore

The Surprising Last Words of 11 Entertainers

What do actors, musicians, and writers say when they die? I consulted the reference Last Words of Notable People by Bill Brahms to collect eleven examples. Read on, and get a hanky ready. 1. Bob Hope (1903-2003) The words: “Surprise me.” The story: “Bob” Hope’s full name was Leslie Townes Hope. As an actor [...]

Extraordinary Wooly Mammoth Discovered by 11-Year-Old Was Likely Killed by Humans

The 30,000-year-old body of a wooly mammoth recently uncovered by Jenya, an 11-year-old Russian boy, is the most well-preserved remains of the species discovered in at least 100 years.  The mammoth had died at the tender young age of 16 after growing to be a sturdy six-and-a-half feet tall. The poor guy was missing a tusk, [...]

Dune Amigurumi

You have come of age, so you must ride the Maker. Take the maker hook of our sietch, Usul, and ride this amigurumi made by smapte. Ride as a leader of men. Link -via Geek Crafts

Ice Age bone haul found near Mexico City

Workers have uncovered a significant number of bones belonging to several Ice Age animal species. The discoveries were made at the site of a new waste…

Space Age Hair Fashions Of Yore

(YouTube Link) Enter the futuristic world promised to us by such hit shows as The Jetsons and Lost In Space, without having to board a space ship or battle pesky aliens. All it takes is a snazzy new space age hairdo and an attitude, at least according to this kooky video from the 1960s that shows how [...]

23 Writers Who Were Famous by Age 23

While it’s not as easy for authors to become famous at a young age as it is for pop singers, it’s still not unheard of for barely legal authors to find fame, success, and even fortune. Here are 23 authors who manager to achieve fame—though not always positive—by age 23. 1-2. Guptara Twins Date of Birth: November [...]