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2012 Ig® Nobel Prizes

The 22nd annual 2012 Ig® Nobel Prize Ceremony will be held on September 20 at Harvard University’s Sanders Theater. Ten Ig Nobels will be awarded for research that makes us laugh, and then makes us think. The ceremonies will feature “a variety of momentously inconsequential events,” or in other words, silliness.   The identity of the [...]

The Games Continue

The Paralympics begin in London with the Opening Ceremony on August 29th, and will run through September 9th. If you’re not familiar with the Paralympics, prepare yourself by reading an article by coach Danny West at Kuriositas, and browse plenty of photographs from the 2008 Paralympics. Link | Paralympics schedule -via the Presurfer (Image credit: Flickr user [...]

25 Crazy Photos From The Olympics Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics in London will go down in history as one of the wackiest, and most theatrical, displays of national pride ever seen at the games. There were Ravers, Voldemort puppets and lots of rock n roll. It was brightly burning testament to the fashion, music and creativity of the U.K. Enjoy [...]

Ronald Reagan and Drew Barrymore Recruiting Future Astronauts in 1984

President Reagan with Drew Barrymore at a ceremony launching the Young Astronauts program on the South Lawn. (10/17/1984) From Jack Anderson’s column the following week: “Then Drew Barrymore, child star of the movie ET, came up to him, smiled sweetly and said, ‘Mr. President, meeting you has made my day.’ Reagan, smiling back, said that meeting the [...]

9 Wedding Foods Around the World

Quick -what’s traditional to serve at a wedding? Cake? Champagne? That’s just the beginning, because different cultures have different menus, and they all have some history or symbolic meaning. The Igbo tribe of southern Nigeria incorporates kola nuts (pictured here) in the wedding ceremony, as a bridal gift, to be served to guests, and even [...]

Pythons get married in Cambodia

Two pythons have tied the knot in an unusual wedding ceremony in a village south of Phnom Penh. Cambodians tend to be very supersticious and practice …

Man marries his labrador

In a bizarre ceremony Joseph Guiso from Toowoomba has married his five-year-old pet labrador. “You’re my best friend and you make every part of my day…

Something Borrowed

In order to make Jillian Sherlock and Nikhil Pereira’s wedding day as perfect as possible, the five bridesmaids kept quiet about the carjacking incident until after the ceremony was complete. A man who had broken into a house near the church in Boston was looking for a getaway, and the limousine carrying the bridesmaids looked [...]

Syrian boy, 5, gets engaged to 3-year-old

An engagement ceremony in Syria has seen a 5-year-old get engaged to a 3-year-old. The childrens’ parents provided the rings for them to exchange for …

Taiwan Couples Yards in Mass Wedding

One hundred sixty-three couples in Taiwan were married in a mass ceremony at 9:09 a.m. Thursday, the ninth day of the ninth month of the 99th year since the founding of their republic.The word for nine in Chinese sounds exactly like the word for longevity, so there was method in the decision by Taipei city [...]