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The Missing Links: Things MJ Left Behind

Death By Vegetable All that talk about vegetables being good for you and helping you fend off death may be true. But sometimes they can become the face of death itself – when they’re carved into intricate skulls. * RIP Lonesome George (And the Entire Chelonoidis Nigra Abingdoni Species) The last remaining tortoise of his kind, Lonesome George was [...]

10 Classic Moments on Jeopardy!

Here we have some amazing clips from one of our favorite shows, Jeopardy!. Everything from our colleague Ken Jennings using a dirty word on air, to Alex Trebek being sort of racist, to stupid category titles, and hilarious answers. As always, tell us your favorite in the comments below. 1. The Road to Hoe 2. Alex Trebek’s [...]

24 Utterly Adorable Pet Halloween Costumes

Whether or not you would ever dress up your own pet, it’s hard to deny that critters look cute in Halloween costumes, no matter what species they happen to be. Here are some of the best animal Halloween costumes from around the web for your holiday ogling pleasure. Dogs 1. The Incredible Hulk Who would have guessed that [...]

The Stories Behind 5 Familiar Voices

Note: This article was originally published in 2008, before Brenna wrote a book and went on to big things at Mashable. Server migration week continues, so forgive us for reposting a few oldies/goodies. You may not recognize the names or faces, but the voices you know. They might tell you to stand clear of closing doors, [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Celebrities Who Appeared on Game Shows Pre-Stardom

Before they were stars, they were just like us – they had big dreams of Rod Roddy calling their name on The Price is Right and visions of throwing an impossible question back into the face of a stunned Alex Trebek. Here are 10 of them, some successful, some… well, not. 1. Linda Cardellini won a [...]

Happy Birthday, Don Pardo!

If you’re a fan of Saturday Night Live then you’re already familiar with the work of Don Pardo, whose iconic voice has been belting out the names of cast members since the show premiered in 1975. But to celebrate his 93rd birthday (today), here are a few things you might not know about him. 1. He’s [...]

The Late Movies: Rocking out on the FAO Schwarz Piano

After Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia played “Heart and Soul” and “Chopsticks” on FAO Schwarz’s giant piano in Big, the instrument became a New York landmark. (There’s even a replica in Las Vegas!) Here’s a mix of folks — everyone from tourists to professional dancers employed by the famed toy store — playing some traditional [...]

I’ll Take Long-Running Quiz Shows with Punctuation in the Title for $1000, Alex

I like to think that I’ve picked up a lot of random trivia as a writer. I often blurt out trivia at really inappropriate moments in casual conversation. I like to think that I would rock on Jeopardy!, but I have taken the show’s sample audition quizzes before, and the fact is… I suck. However, [...]

Oregano: The Spice of Life

• As you are getting ready to plan your Thanksgiving meal, you may want to include a dash of oregano into the proceedings (although it’s more of a seasoning for Italian dishes … no matter!) – be like Arthur Ashe, who put it on everything! • The name oregano comes from the Greek for “joy of [...]