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Tituba, the Early American Witch

Barring fictional characters, a slave named Tituba is America’s most famous “witch.” She was there at Ground Zero in the case of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. But because she was a slave, her documented biography is sparse compared to other accused witches of Salem. Photograph by Flickr user ISD 191 Performing Arts Programs. Samuel Parris [...]

Ticklish Meerkat

(YouTube link) Her name is Betty, but she really reminds me of Timon from The Lion King, the way she laughs while being tickled! -via Tastefully Offensive

The Visual Poetry of Corrupt Video

In this five-minute video, we see portions of a Mad Men episode (episode 408, “The Summer Man”) as it appears when incompletely downloaded via BitTorrent. The video is extraordinarily corrupt, showing strange artifacts like missing blocks of the picture, “melting” video, repeated actions, and other such glitches. Taken together, and with a surprisingly [...]

Who Killed American Kitsch?

After World War II, collecting whimsical ceramic dishes, accessories, and figurines became very popular in the U.S. -and for a while they were all made in America. Some designers became more popular than others, and their works were in high demand. Collectors Weekly talks to Donald-Brian Johnson, author of the book Postwar Pop: Memorabilia of [...]

50th anniversary of first abduction case

Fifty years ago Betty and Barney Hill had an encounter that would put them in the history books. The hills had been driving in New Hampshire’s White M…

Bill VS Betty

Bill VS Betty features mash ups of Bill Murray’s face over Betty White’s face and Betty White’s face over Bill Murray’s. While some of them are kind of creepy, you will be surprised that for some, both of these beloved comic icons are even more intriguing morphed together. Link

The Late Movies: Betty Boop

Eighty-one years ago today, Betty Boop made her debut on the big screen. Known as one of the first animated sex symbols, Boop cartoons became popular for being shown before full-length films in theaters during the 1930s. Here, we’ve rounded up clips of some of her most memorable (and, um, least offensive) performances to celebrate [...]

Marine Asks Betty White To Ball

(Video Link) By now, you likely already heard about the marines who asked Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake to the Marine Corps Ball and got positive responses from the actors. While those stories are cute and surprising, I prefer the newest addition to the celebrity invitation parade, the guy who asks Betty White to the ball. [...]

Winnie Ille Pu: The Latin Versions of 10 Modern Stories

Despite its status as a “dead” language, pretty much anything can be translated into Latin. Here are 10 modern classics that might make Latin class more fun. 1. Winnie the Pooh A Latin translation of Winnie the Pooh, by A.A. Milne, was published for the first time in 1960. Alexander Lenard, the translator, was also a physician, [...]

Biting Facts About Braces

BRACES ON THE BLACK MARKET In the early 2000s, an unusual fashion craze hit Thailand after magazines there began featuring pics of teenage girls sporting colorful braces. Suddenly, every girl on the block wanted to strap metal to her teeth, even if she already had a perfect smile. But because most orthodontists refuse to apply braces [...]