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10 Christmas-Themed Hot Dogs

Did you get enough holiday meals this year? I know I didn’t since Zeon and I were too sick to go to our family’s houses over the weekend so we just had turkey sage burgers with cranberry sauce. If you’re like me and want more of that tasty holiday flavor, then perhaps you could try [...]

The 10 Largest Canyons on Earth

Never underestimate the power of moving water -especially over millions of years. The canyons created by rivers are sculptural wonders found all over the globe. You are probably familiar with the Grand Canyon in the U.S. but do you know about Blyde River Canyon in South Africa? Unlike the Arizona canyon, this one (shown here) [...]

Photo: Cop Giving a Homeless Man Shoes

It’s cold in New York City–no time to be without shoes. But one homeless man lacked them…until a cop came by. A visitor from Arizona, also in law enforcement, spotted their encounter: Right when I was about to approach, one of your officers came up behind him. The officer said, ‘I have these size 12 boots [...]

Taxidermied Squirrel Riding a Rattlesnake

Yeeeeeeehaw! We’ll saddle break this wild rattler if it takes all week! It pains me to admit it, but this masterpiece of taxidermy is not a product of Texas. eBay seller azhotstuff-2008 of Congress, Arizona recently sold it a buyer of obviously refined tastes. Link -via Blame It on the Voices

The Life And Times Of The MGM Lion

The famous mascot of Metro-Goldwyn Mayer is not one lion, but five lions. These are their stories. Slats (1917–1928) Wikimedia Commons Slats, born at the Dublin Zoo in 1919, was MGM’s first lion. He had previously appeared in the logo of the Goldwyn Pictures Corporation, where designer Howard Dietz chose the lion as a mascot as a tribute [...]

Music History #11: “The Ballad of Ira Hayes”

“The Ballad of Ira Hayes” Written by Pete La Farge (1963) Performed by Johnny Cash The Music Folk singer and songwriter Peter La Farge packed a lot into his thirty-four years on Earth. The son of a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist was a Korean War vet, a rodeo cowboy, an actor, and a singer who was part of [...]

Oldest Arthropod Brain is Surprisingly Complex

Photo: Xiaoya Ma My, what large fossilized brain you’ve got! Nicholas Strausfeld of the University of Arizona and colleagues were studying fossils from China’s Yunnan province when they encountered a 520-million-year-old brain ever found [...]

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 [...]

25 Beautiful Vintage Theater Posters

The great thing about looking at vintage theater posters is that they not only show us the importance of theater in the time before television, but they also show us what captured the interests of people of the time. Of course, the wonderful artwork alone makes these worth a long look. All images courtesy of the [...]