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6 Illicit Lemonade Stands Towns Had to Shut Down

Lemonade stand image via Shutterstock For generations, entrepreneurial kids have set up card tables in front yards to sell ice cold drinks to passers-by. But sometimes the law catches up with these renegade youngsters. 1. 1983 – Belleair, Florida Like a lot of kids, six-year old Ali Thorn wanted to make some money. She didn’t have dreams [...]

New Trailer For The Dictator Is Timely Fun

(YouTube Link) Leave it to Sasha Baron Cohen, the guy behind Borat and Ali G, to make light of an uncomfortable situation with broad humor which will allow those being lampooned to laugh at themselves, although ruthless dictators are some of the toughest nuts to crack. Watch this trailer for The Dictator and bask in the [...]

6 Magicians Who Died While Performing The Bullet Catch

Is it possible for a human being to catch a speeding bullet in his mouth? For centuries, magicians have been convincing audiences that it is. Whether the bullet catch is an illusion or the result of lightning-fast reflexes, it definitely comes with a fatal risk. Since its introduction in the late 1500s, many magicians have [...]

More Crazy Intersections & Traffic Jams

“QUANTUM SHOT” #701Link – by Avi Abrams The only thing that helps while stuck in traffic is knowing that somewhere others have it worse This page will come as a stress-reliever for many – seeing how others are also battling horrid commute traffic jams and ridiculously complex interchanges every day. We covered this topic before – see [...]

The Late Movies: Harvard Class Day Speakers

In 1968, the Senior Class Committee at Harvard University began inviting its own speaker to Class Day. The annual ceremony is scheduled the day before commencement and is a chance for Harvard’s senior class to socialize before graduating. This year, the hilarious Amy Poehler will address the graduates. Here’s a roundup of some notable former [...]

Portrait of Muhammad Ali Made out of Punching Bags

Michael Kalish created this elaborate sculpture that, when viewed from the right angle, looks like Muhammad Ali: [...]artist Michael Kalish went big, using 1,300 punching bags, 6.5 miles of stainless steel cable, and 2,500 pounds of aluminum pipe to construct a 22-foot-high installation that took three years to complete. The idea for the project came to Kalish [...]

Superman vs. Muhammad Ali

DC Comics published one of the strangest comic books ever, Superman vs. Muhammad Ali in 1978 and reissued it last month. NPR’s Glen Weldon interviewed journalist Chris Klimek about the matchup of the century. Here’s the setup: No sooner does reporter Clark Kent stumble across Muhammad Ali shooting hoops in Metropolis’ “inner city ghetto” than an [...]

Superman vs. Muhammad Ali: Who Ya Got?

DC Comics has decided to reissue what must be one of the strangest comic book events of all time – an issue centered on a boxing match pitting the man who floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee against the Man of Steel. The interesting premise behind 1978′s Superman vs. Muhammad Ali is explained [...]

The Quick 10: The Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Walk of Fame celebrates its 50-year anniversary this week. Although a big block-party-style bash is scheduled for later this summer after some much-needed renovations are complete, the actual construction kickoff happened on February 8, 1960, with the star ceremony taking place the following day. Since Hollywood’s celebration is still a few months away, [...]

Saudi Arabia to execute TV psychic

A TV psychic Ali Sabat from Lebanon is due to be executed in Saudi Arabia after being found guilty of witchcraft. He had been visiting the country…