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Happy Birthday, Bob Ross!

If he were alive, TV painter Bob Ross would have turned 70 years old today. In honor of the occasion, mental_floss is dedicating their Lunchtime Quiz to the artist and his happy little trees. How much do you know about Bob Ross? Take the quiz and find out! Link

Bob Ross Feeding a Squirrel

(Video Link)  This video will blow out your serenity capacitors, so open the pressure valves before starting it. Here’s Bob Ross, the artist famous for his happy little clouds, feeding a squirrel with a bottle. -via Ace of Spades HQ

Why Do People Get Ice Cream Headaches?

Reader Susann writes in to ask, “What exactly is the cause of a brain freeze?” You may know ice cream headaches by one of its other names: brain freeze, a cold-stimulus headache, or sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia (“nerve pain of the sphenopalatine ganglion“). But no matter what you call it, it hurts like hell. Brain freeze is brought on [...]

The Missing Links: I’ll Trade You My Ichiro Card For Your Balloon Boy

A Happy Little Remix Recently, Lucas Reilly wrote an awesome article explaining what became of all of the wonderful mountains and rivers and pine trees Bob Ross painted over the years. Now, PBS itself is serving up a bit of happy little entertainment with this Bob Ross remix: * Own the Balloon Boy’s Balloon Remember Balloon Boy? Now you [...]

Happy Little Clouds

(YouTube link) You might have a happy little motivational earworm stuck in your head after listening to this. PBS Digital made this awesome auto-tune featuring painter Bob Ross. -via Buzzfeed

What Happened to Bob Ross’ Paintings?

Bob Ross said he made over 30,000 paintings in his lifetime. He didn’t sell them, and he never put them in a gallery. Where did his army of happy clouds go? We’ll let Bob explain: “One of the questions that I hear over and over and over is, ‘What do we do with all these [...]

Bob Ross Dyes a Happy Little Easter Egg

(YouTube link) A botched dye job takes painter Bob Ross on a surreal Easter adventure! Or does it?  -Thanks, Woodcreek Faction!

Bob Ross Amigurumi Doll

If you miss watching him paint little happy trees, then you can always make your own Bob Ross doll to paint tiny masterpieces on your desktop. At least, that’s what Allison Hoffman of Crafty is Cool did. Link Via Craftzine

It’s Timeline Time!

Graphs, flowcharts, and Venn diagrams have long been popular on the interweb. Could timelines now be taking their turn in the visual graphic sunshine? The minds behind When the What think so. After all, the site’s tagline is “It’s timeline time!” Among the site’s extremely detailed collection of historical progressions is this yearly breakdown of the TGIF [...]

Month in Review: November’s Most Popular Stories

Before we slip too far into December, let’s recap what happened last month. In case you missed a day or two here or there, these are the top 10 stories originally posted in November: 1. The Late Movies: Dogs Welcoming Returning Soldiers by Jason English To commemorate Veterans Day, I posted a bunch of videos featuring overjoyed dogs [...]