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Today Would Have Been Freddie Mercury’s 65th Birthday

Farrokh Bulsara was born on this date in 1946. In honor of the Queen frontman, here’s a list of 10 things you might not know about him that Stacy originally wrote in 2008. 1. He designed the Queen emblem (AKA the Queen Crest) himself, thanks to a degree in art and graphic design from Ealing Art [...]

Broetry: Poems for the Frat Boy in All of Us

What? You don’t have a frat boy in you? Well, you might get a kick out of Brian McGackin’s (AKA the “Broet Laureate’s”) slender-but-fun volume of poems anyway. They include gems like this, a bro-tastic send-up of William Carlos Williams’ “This is Just to Say” — I have finished the beer that was in the icebox and which you were [...]

Swamp Ass PSA

(Video Link) Do you spend hours, if not days at a time playing video games without leaving your seat? If so, you’re running the risk of acquiring Swamp Ass. Nathan Fillion, AKA “The Captain“, is here to warn you of its effects. Don’t let Swamp Ass happen to you or someone you love. -via reddit

Way More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Hello Kitty

You know her name. You’ve seen her signature red ribbon. And even though you’re curious, you’ve never had the courage to learn more because you’re not a seven-year old girl. Don’t worry; your secret is safe with us. To help you out, we’ve come up with a list of everything you’ve ever wanted to know [...]

Another Royal Wedding

Video Link This one took place in 1923. You might recognize the happy couple – they were recently the subject of an Oscar-winning movie. Yup, that’s Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, AKA the Queen Mother, and Prince Albert, Duke of York (the future King George VI). Via Lil Blue Boo

The Quick 10: 10 Celebrity Zoo Residents

With the recent popularity of the Bronx Zoo Cobra, I thought it was a good time to check out some other zoo animals that received celebrity status during their heydays. I don’t know if any of their Twitter feeds could have competed with the Cobra’s nearly quarter of a million followers, though! 1. Knut the polar [...]

The Almost Famous Relatives of Famous People

If you are famous, people are always trying to get something out of you. From Frank Stallone to Jim Belushi, we’ve seen how even your own family will try to ride your coattails. Here are some of the infamous and almost famous that are following in their relatives more famous footsteps. Tom Hanks Son is a [...]

Jersey Shore Trap

Photo: Ben Yakas Remember the Hipster Trap? Well, Jeff Greenspan and Hunter Fine are back at it, this time with the “Bridge and Tunnel Trap” AKA the “Jersey Shore Trap.” The baits? Gold chain, PATH ticket, hair gel, Drakkar Noir cologne and spray tanner. Link – via Laughing Squid

Lake of Molten Lava

Photo: Olivier Grunewald It looks like French photographer Olivier Grunewald has gone to Orodruin, the fabled volcano of Mordor – but the otherworldly lake of molten lava is actually very much on Earth. Boston’s The Big Picture has 28 fascinating photos of Grunewald’s journey to Hell on Earth, AKA the Nyiragongo Crater in Africa: In June 2010, [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Weird Tax Deductions Other People Got Away With (but you probably won’t)

With tax season upon us, I bet many of you are scrambling to get paperwork together (I am). Here are a few deductions you may want to consider while you’re scrounging for crumpled receipts. They’ve worked at least once, although we can’t guarantee they’ll work again… 1. Fancy dresses… but only if they’re so tight you [...]