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Taco Belle

“Fine! Then go ahead and starve! If she doesn’t eat with me, then she doesn’t eat at all!” Belle eventually changed her mind. She would regret that decision a couple hours later. -via That’s Nerdalicious!

A Prom Night to Remember

A group of high school students in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, were decked out for the prom last Saturday night. They headed to Lac La Belle and posed for group pictures on the lake’s pier. Then the pier collapsed. The quick-thinking photographer kept shooting, resulting in an unforgettable sequence of pictures. The wet teenagers, attempting to save [...]

8 Bands Named After People Not In The Band

Bands like Van Hallen, The Alan Parsons Project, Phish and Santana all are named after members in the band. But what about bands named after people NOT in the band? Here’s a look at eight of them: 1. Pink Floyd There’s a record executive in the song “Have A Cigar” that says, “Oh, by the way, which [...]

Belle Gunness: The Terror of La Porte

The following is an article from Uncle John’s Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader. A dark tale from our “Dustbin of Gruesome History” files. THE DISCOVERY One the night of April 28, 1908, Joe Maxson, a hired hand on a farm outside of La Porte, Indiana, awoke in his upstairs bedroom to the smell of smoke. The house was on [...]

6 Classic Characters With Serious Disorders

Sure you might love Ariel, Belle, Glinda, Scarlet and Sherlock, but did you know they all have serious mental disorders? Cracked takes a look at the character’s questionable mental states with this great article. I think their assessments seem pretty spot on for the most part. What about you? Link

Ultrasonic French Fries

Love french fry? You ain’t tasted nothin’ yet! Research chefs have inveted a new way of cooking fries that supposedly made them taste so much better. The secret? A little ultrasonic wave: Maxime Bilet, Johnny Zhu and the other research chefs (including Young) at our culinary lab in Belle­vue, Wash., explored a variety of techniques for [...]

Disney Princesses as the Seven Deadly Sins

Belle does look into that mirror an awful lot, doesn’t she? Artist Chris Hill noticed now nicely the princesses seem to match up with the Seven Deadly Sins. Ariel as Greed? Nailed it. His non-Disney Rapunzel is awesome as well. Link via Flavorwire

8 Odd Acts of the Vaudeville Era

Before movies could talk, there were endless opportunities for those who had talent to make a living performing in front of live audiences. Singers, dancers, actors, and comedians were the backbone of the traveling show. There were also side show exhibits with human oddities and specialty acts such as the circus, the wild west show, [...]

Foolishly Seeking True Love

Foolishly Seeking True Love from Jarrett Lee Conaway on Vimeo. A short, sweet film from Jarrett Lee Conaway about Handsome and Belle, two people that “just might fall in love, if fate doesn’t get in the way first.” With a little help from an omnipresent narrator, they just might.

Pokemon Marriage Proposal

(YouTube Link) How else would one propose marriage to the woman with the world’s largest Pokemon collection? Especially if you met her at a Pokemon competition? JC Fletcher writes for Joystiq: When Chris Herbert decided to pop the question to his girlfriend of three years, Belle Starenchak, he picked the most romantic place he could think of: [...]