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The Ubiquitous QR Code

QR codes, or “quick response” codes, were invented more than 15 years ago in Japan as a way to track automobile parts in production. But as soon as marketers got wind of the technology and smartphones came on the scene, the codes, which can reveal text messages, videos, Web pages and even dial a phone [...]

10 Other People Who’ve Been Pied

Image credit: @DanJHayes News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch took a shaving cream pie to the face today during his hearing before a committee of the British Parliament on the phone-hacking scandal. Good thing we had this list handy. 1. Singer and activist Anita Bryant was hit in the face with a pie in 1977, in Des Moines. [...]

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 [...]

Boxers, Briefs or Loincloth? A Brief History of Men’s Underwear

Most guys pull them on every morning when they step out of the shower. In fact, at this very moment, there’s probably nothing closer to you than your underwear. It’s taken thousands of years to perfect the boxers or briefs that you’re wearing right now, though, so here’s a brief and incomplete look at the [...]

Boxers, Briefs or Loincloths? A Brief History of Men’s Underwear

Most guys pull them on every morning when they step out of the shower. In fact, at this very moment, there’s probably nothing closer to you than your underwear. It’s taken thousands of years to perfect the boxers or briefs that you’re wearing right now, though, so here’s a brief and incomplete look at the [...]