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10 Bizarre Schools Around The Country

Parents in Manhattan are complaining about the lack of structure at a school founded by the Blue Man Group. You’d think they would have checked out the curriculum before handing over the tuition -what did they think a school run by the Blue Man Group would be like? But that’s just one school. If you’ve [...]

Disney Closes New Habit Heroes Exhibit

Habit Heroes, a new attraction at Epcot Center at Walt Disney World, was scheduled to open on March 5th, but is now postponed indefinitely. The exhibit was designed in partnership with Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Housed inside Innoventions, the park’s futuristic showcase of ideas, Habit Heroes features animated fitness buffs Will Power and Callie Stenics, who [...]

Blue Dog Roadkill Graffiti

Not a fan of Rodrigue’s Blue Dog paintings? Neither am I, which is why I was amused to find that one of the little buggers had become roadkill somewhere in New Orleans, Louisiana. Link –via Wooster Collective

Fameishness

(YouTube link) What ever happened to Steve on the TV show Blue Clues, who supposedly went off to college and handed off his dog Blue to his younger brother Joe? Steve Burns, who played the original host of the show, did not commit suicide or die of a heroin overdose as rumor had it. He just [...]

Want to Live to 100? Move to One of These Five Areas

Singing the Blues usually involves tunes of sad tales. Picasso said his Blue Period was partially inspired by the suicide of his friend. If you say you’re feeling blue it means you’re down in the dumps. Yep, the misunderstood color tends to have a pretty bad reputation… but that could all turn around if the [...]

Let’s Paint the Town Blue

I can’t imagine living in a city where every paintable surface is the same color, even this lovely blue. But that’s how they roll in Chefchaoen, Morocco; the city’s buildings, walls, stairs, railings, flowerpots, doors–everything, all blue. Founded in 1471, the entire city was painted with tekhelel, a natural dye made of shellfish. In the bible, [...]

How Are Q Scores Calculated?

When celebrities go off the deep end, we’ll hear folks say they’ve “damaged their Q rating.” What does that really mean? What is a Q Score in the first place? Let’s take a look at the mysterious numbers. How are Q Scores calculated? The methodology behind the mysterious ratings is actually fairly straightforward. Marketing Evaluations, Inc. [...]

The Quick 10: Nine People with Heterochromia (and one without)

Heterochromia, in case you didn’t know, is just a fancy word for different-colored eyes. It comes in several forms – different colored eyes entirely, eyes that are part one color and part another, or even eyes that are a different color around the pupil than at the outer edges. It’s quite rare, but a surprising [...]

Inspirational: Carl Sagan and the Egyptian and Tunisian Revolutions

Okay, internet. We get it: every time Carl Sagan says “terraqueous globe,” nerds like me shed a tear. In this new beautiful Sagan “Pale Blue Dot” remix, Torrey Meeks combines footage of the Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions, time-lapse footage (reminiscent of Koyaanisqatsi), and Sagan’s increasingly famous “Pale Blue Dot” intro narration. Beautiful, touching, and well-made. [...]

Carl Sagan’s “Pale Blue Dot” Lives On

“We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it’s forever.” -Carl Sagan So ends this inspiring video in which Sagan reads from his classic Pale Blue Dot, while we see famous photographs and listen to the music of Sigur Rós. An intense, if oddly calming, way to start your day. Warning: contains some [...]