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The 10 Most Beautiful Libraries in the United States

We already looked at libraries in all the major continents, but there were so many great ones in the United States that the article featuring libraries in North America had to leave many beautiful buildings out. Now’s the time to share some of the stunning libraries that might not make it in the top 10 [...]

The Rugged Robin

(Video Link) Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear holds the Reliant Robin, a British subcompact car, in contempt. Faithful Robin fans cried out for vengeance. Their call was answered by Bernard Reeves, a car restoration expert. He modified a Robin into a heavily-armed offroading half-track: The result is the ‘Rugged Robin’ – a go-anywhere Reliant complete with tank-like [...]

Blinged Out Machine Gun

This beautiful/hideous machine gun is a customized Browning M1919, converted to semi-auto and covered with nickel plating. All of the accessories, including the tripod and ammunition boxes, have been decorated in exhaustive, shiny detail. You can view several more pictures at the link. Link -via Say Uncle

The Lost Masterpiece

The following is an article from Uncle John’s All-Purpose Extra Strength Bathroom Reader. A few years ago one of our BRI writers saw the classic 1931 horror film Dracula for the first time …and thought it was terrible. He never knew there was a story behind why the film had so many problems -or even that [...]

The Quick 10: Quoth mental_floss “Nevermore.”

Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” is 165 years old this week. That’s not bad for a bird with a life expectancy of 40 years (that’s in captivity, if you’re interested – 15 years is the longest a tagged raven has ever lived in the wild). We’ll say Happy Birthday to the morbid black bird by [...]