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Where Are These 12 Boy Bands Now?

Groups like One Direction, The Wanted, and Big Time Rush are keeping the legacy of boy bands alive, but lest we forget the previous generation of singing boys who captured our hearts. Here’s a look at what the boy bands of yesteryear are up to these days. (In keeping with this spirit, this piece was [...]

13 Vintage Photos Of Hurricanes And Their Aftermath

As Hurricane Sandy makes landfall on the East Coast, here’s a look back at other dramatic hurricanes in American history. Galveston, Texas Hurricane, September 1900 This hurricane was the deadliest in U.S. history—the estimated death toll was 8000 (to compare, 1800 people died during Hurricane Katrina). Damage to a church. The hurricane, which had a storm [...]

9 Things You Can Do Underwater

If you can do it on land, someone will find a way to do it underwater. And then they’ll find a way to get others to do it, too! 1. Listen to Music The Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce and US-1 Radio 104.1FM presents an annual Underwater Music Festival just off Big Pine Key in Florida. The [...]

The Late Movies: 11 Close Encounters with Sharks

Last night marked the start of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. The annual summer event is celebrating its 25th anniversary and is broadcast in more than 72 countries. To celebrate everyone’s favorite shark extravaganza, we’ve rounded up 11 videos of close encounters with sharks. Enjoy! Warning: These videos often include yells of profanity. If you’re [...]

The Bacon of the Sea

(Video Link) Big Majors Spot, a tiny island in the Bahamas, is inhabited by a herd of feral pigs. The food supply on the island is limited, so the little porkers will gladly swim out to boaters off the shore to beg for scraps. Link

How 8 Dictators Spent Their Exile Years

What do you do with your life after you’ve ruled a nation with an iron fist? There are plenty of examples from history of dictators who were offered a chance to live out their lives, just as long as they did it somewhere else. But where? The Shah of Iran had a hard time finding [...]

Get Out! How 8 Dictators Spent Their Exile Years

As civil war rages in Libya, many observers are calling for Qaddafi to step down and go into exile. This wouldn’t be the first time an oppressive leader has stepped aside in exchange for a relatively comfortable retirement abroad. We’ve compiled this handy list of famous exiled emperors and dictators for reference. 1. Napoleon Bonaparte (Elba [...]

The Quick 6: Six Unit Conversion Disasters

Think you had a bad day at work? At least you didn’t lose equipment worth hundreds of millions of dollars (at least, I’m assuming you didn’t). Forgetting to convert units can result in big-time disasters like these six examples. 1. Can you imagine losing $125 million thanks to a little metric system error? That’s exactly [...]

5 Stories of People Delivered as Cargo

You hear about cases of smugglers who traffic in slaves or illegal immigrants as cargo, often with horrific outcomes. But there are a few stories of people who shipped themselves by mail or cargo carrier which turned out relatively happily. It’s not so easy to do that with today’s regulations. Do not attempt this yourself. 1. [...]

Guillaume Nery – Base Jumping At Dean’s Blue Hole

This stunning Pictures and video of world champion freediver Guillaume Nery base jumping underwater into Dean’s Blue Hole will take your breath away.Dean’s Blue Hole is the world’s largest underwater sinkhole, plunging 663 feet to the ocean floor in a bay west of the Bahamas. (UPDATE Nery emailed us to say he never reached the [...]