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Mystery Billionaire Builds World’s Largest Yacht

German yacht company Lürssen is building the largest yacht in the world for a Middle Eastern billionaire they will not name. It will be around 590 feet long! Yet photos taken by SuperyachtTimes.com show the boat to be at least six stories tall, with sweeping windows on the rear deck and several upper decks dedicated to [...]

Swaying Skyscrapers

LinkScroll down for today’s pictures & links. Swaying Skyscrapers “Skyscrapers were swaying like the masts of yachts”, said witnesses in Tokyo during the powerful 9.0 earthquake that struck Japan this morning. Due to the tough building standards, and build-in mass dampers these skyscrapers were all standing at the end of the day – a fact that saved [...]

7 Little-Known Muppets

Sure, you know the Swedish Chef, Kermit, Miss Piggy and Beaker. Who doesn’t? But what about some of the more obscure Muppets? Let’s take a closer look at seven of those with a little (okay a lot of) assistance from the awesomely amazing MuppetWiki. 1. Catgut Catgut is the blues-singing, trumpet-playing cat from The Muppet Musicians of [...]

The Genius of the Joy of Cooking

by Tim Farrell Forget magazine clippings and newspaper headlines. If you really want to put your finger on the pulse of American culture, just flip through an edition of the Joy of Cooking. The ubiquity of the Joy of Cooking is staggering. More than 18 million copies have sold since the Great Depression—when a Midwestern widow named [...]

5 Other Famous Gate Crashers

It takes a certain kind of chutzpah to crash high profile events. Aspiring reality show stars Tareq and Michaele Salahi, who crashed a state dinner at the White House last week, are just the latest in a long line of publicity-starved trespassers. 1. David Hampton David Hampton crashed his first gate in 1983 when he was [...]