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UFO conference held in Maine

The ‘Experiencers Speak’ conference in Gorham featured talks from several well known abductees. The event was set up by Audrey and Debbie Hewins who s…

Image Meme Proposal

(vimeo link) Tim proposed to his girlfriend Audrey through a glass door using image memes. This video is a lot sweeter and happier than that short description makes it sound. You can see all the individual images at Audrey’s blog. Link -via YouBentMyWookie

14 Great Examples of Geeky Fine Art

<p>Fine art is alive and well, and artists often incorporate the fun aspects of pop culture—particularly the geek side of the spectrum. </p> <h3>1. Headless Chicken</h3> <p><img class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-94093″ title=”headlesschicken” src=”http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/headlesschicken-565×460.jpg” alt=”" width=”565″ height=”460″/></p> <p>Internet Week New York asked artists and students if they could <a rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” href=”http://www.canyoudrawtheinternet.com/”>draw the internet</a>. The results were quite eclectic, but [...]

Baby Duck Can’t Stay Awake

(Video Link) Nibble the duckling wants to stay awake, but can’t quite do it as he lies in Audrey’s lap. Cue: awwwwww. -via Geekosystem

Enterprise Fingerless Mittens

Fingerless mittens – fashionable, practical and warm. You can totally tweet from your iPhone without catching frostbite! What could possibly make them cooler? Oh I know, how about a big old Starship Enterprise? Done! Live warm and prosper. Star Trek and fingerless gloves. It doesn’t get much better than that, especially when the high today is [...]

24 More Cool College Landmarks

Back in February 2008 (posted again in January 2009), we brought you a list of 10 cool college landmarks, ranging from MIT’s relatively new Stata Center to the 130-year-old Nott Memorial at Union College. Today, we’re bringing you 24 more, recommended by mental_floss readers. 1. Cathedral of Learning The University of Pittsburgh‘s Cathedral of Learning holds the [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Movies Shot on Location

There’s a movie filming in town right now – it’s called Smitty and stars Mira Sorvino and Peter Fonda. I’m sure you Manhattanites and Los Angeleans are quite unimpressed, but it’s pretty unusual here in Des Moines. But not as unusual as it used to be – a couple of years ago Iowa approved legislation [...]