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10 Peculiar Things Public Schools Have Banned

We’ve all heard stories about schools banning books or gang-affiliated clothing, but there are many less-publicized bans in effect. Here are ten of the more interesting cases. 1. Pogs Remember Pogs? The game featured cardboard discs printed with some kind of design on one side (sometimes a TV show or company promo), and was played by stacking [...]

15 Wonderfully Geeky Sand Sculptures

The Fourth of July is a great day to head to the beach, even if it is a bit overcrowded. For those of us who can’t hit the surf, here’s the next best thing: geeky sand sculptures! Alien vs. Bender would certainly be way more awesome than Alien vs. Predator was. This delightful creation by artist [...]

$1000 Fine if Your Dog Barked Excessively

Tired of incessant yapping of your neighbor’s dog? Well, the city of Los Angeles is on your side: they’ve decided to levy fines on the owners of dogs that bark excessively (and if that [...]

Woman claims ownership of the sun

Angeles Duran claims she has officially registered ownership of the sun and will be charging for its use. “There was no snag, I backed my claim legall…

The Quick 10: 10 Things Banned from Public Schools

We’ve all heard stories about schools banning books or gang-affiliated clothing, but there are many less-publicized bans in effect. Here are ten of the more interesting cases. 1. Pogs Remember Pogs? The game featured cardboard discs printed with some kind of design on one side (sometimes a TV show or company promo), and was played by stacking [...]

The Sun is Not Yours

When Angeles Duran filed a claim of ownership for our sun, Dr. Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer, went into full research mode. After all, celestial bodies are his territory. Plait contacted Joanne Gabrynowicz, the director of the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law at the University of Mississippi. She cited The Outer [...]

Woman Claims to Own the Sun

Angeles Duran, a woman from Spain, has laid claim to the Sun. She argues that there’s no international law to prevent her action: Angeles Duran, 49, told the online edition of daily El Mundo she took the step in September after reading about an American man who had registered himself as the owner of the moon [...]

Spanish Woman Claims Owns Of the Sun

A 49-year-old Spanish lady has claimed to be the owner of Sun. Angeles Duran from Spain’s soggy region of Galicia said that she registered the star at a local notary public as being her property after learning about the American man, who registered moon and most planets in our solar system as his property. There is an [...]

Camouflaging An Airplane Factory

I found these pictures on Think or Thwim and was blown away. Back in the 40s, during the war, the Lockheed Air Terminal in Burbank was not only Los Angeles’ main airport, but a massive facility that produced warplanes from the P-38 to the B-17 bomber. Located in a city on the west coast, however, it [...]

Famous Dogs Adopted From Shelters or The Streets

October is Adopt A Shelter Dog month and since I can’t adopt a new pup (my loving ex-shelter dog is sitting right beside me as I write this) I opted to do the next best thing and help promote the celebration. What better way to bring attention to the great qualities of shelter pets than [...]