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Man Exposes Himself at Association for the Blind

We’ve posted a lot of stories about crimes that didn’t turn out as the perpetrators expected, you know, dumb criminal stories. This one, however, takes “defeating the purpose” to another level -that of mopery. A man exposed himself to a woman inside the Bucks County Association for the Blind. Newtown Township police said the incident occurred about [...]

Hakeem Olajuwon’s Phantom Quadruple-Double

The quadruple-double is one of basketball’s most elusive feats. Only four players have managed to rack up double-digit totals in four major statistical categories (points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks) in a single game since the NBA began tracking steals and blocked shots at the beginning of the 1973-74. Nate Thurmond, Alvin Robertson, Hakeem Olajuwon, and [...]

The Call of The London

Today would be Jack London’s 143th birthday. The man was not only one of the most popular writers at the turn of the last century, he was also one of the first writers to see his novels be turned into a movie. In fact, his novel, The Sea Wolf, was adapted into the first full-length [...]

The Origins of All 30 NBA Team Names

The Hornets were supposed to be the Spirit, while the Grizzlies were almost named the Mounties. Why is a team in Los Angeles nicknamed the Lakers, and what’s a team called the Jazz doing in Utah? As the NBA season tips off tonight, here’s the story behind the nicknames of all 30 teams. Atlanta Hawks In [...]