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Paralyzed Woman Completed London Marathon in a Bionic Suit

Sixteen days after the London Marathon began, 32-year-old Claire Thomas completed the race. Before you think that’s awfully slow, be assured that it’s quite a remarkable achievement: See, Claire is paralyzed form the chest down [...]

Wonder Woman Kitty

Cute Overload reader Claire H. sent in this great picture of her little kitty playing dress up. Before you get too excited about how awesome it is to finally see some female feline empowerment, let me be the first to tell you this kitty’s name is Harold. Link

Smurfingly Smurftastic Facts About The Smurfs

While those of you with kids might have gone to see the Smurfs movie, I’m assuming the rest of you haven’t. From what I’ve heard, you aren’t missing much if you haven’t seen it, but I can’t talk from first-hand experience because I haven’t gone either. Regardless of what you think of the new movie, [...]

The Late Movies: Happy (Early) Birthday, Bill Cosby!

There aren’t a whole lot of people who could bounce back after supporting something as odious as New Coke, but if anyone could do it, it was Bill Cosby. The insanely successful comedian, actor, author, producer, educator, musician and activist has been making us chuckle for nearly 74 years. Here’s to the Cos on the [...]

Botanic Architecture

Baubotanik, or botanic architecture is the art and science of creating structures out of growing plants. A program at the University of Stuttgart in Germany explores the possibilities of this new architecture. The architects begin with stabilizing elements—iron rings, polyester bands, steel grids—and environmentally-appropriate plants that are designed to grow around the armature, becoming stronger at [...]

Twin Sisters Give Birth Minutes Apart

Identical twin sisters Amy Gilbert and Allison Oliverio of Clinton, Michigan grew up together, both married their high school sweethearts, went into the same profession, and then became mothers -on the same day! Dr. Timothy Kim was back and forth delivering both babies. “They were kind enough to put rooms next to each other, so not so [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Gleeful Facts

Hi, my name is Stacy, and I’m a hardcore Gleek. I’ve had “GLEE!” written in my planner for months now, so I was glad when Tuesday finally came this week. To celebrate the season two premiere, here are a few fun facts I’ve learned about the show. Not that I’ve obsessively researched it, or anything… 1. [...]

The Late Movies: TV Series Finales

I am a TV marathoner. When my boyfriend and I choose a new series to Netflix, our entire social lives disappear until we finish the series. Recently, we finished Six Feet Under, a show that has stayed with me long past the series finale. Here’s a round-up of great series finales. Share your favorites in [...]