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The 6 Most Embarrassing War Stories of All Time

Odd things happen in the confusion of war, or training for war, or even peacetime that resembles war. An example of the latter happened in 2010, when Nicaraguan commander Eden Pastora and his men accidentally invaded Costa Rica, supposedly because of a border error in Google Maps. It’s not clear why he decided to consult an [...]

A Wonderfully Nerdy Marriage Proposal at the National Book Festival

Like most 20-somethings using social media, my Facebook newsfeed often features “Jane Doe is now engaged to John Smith” posts, with requisite thumbs-up, squeals of glee from friends, and photos of the engagement rings. Last weekend brought a round of several new proposals, but one in particular caught my eye—it was so unique and so [...]

Ceiling Cat Goes to School

(YouTube link) It can be annoying when non-students drop in unannounced. This happened at the University for Peace in Costa Rica. -via Buzzfeed

Why Don’t Spiders Get Stuck in Their Webs?

Image credit: Stockbyte When a bug flies into a spider web, the game is over. It’s almost instantly stuck, and a sitting duck for the web’s owner. When you or I walk into a web, we’re a little better off than the bug because we won’t be dinner, but the sticky strands of web are still [...]

Sloth Photobomb

If you want to photobomb someone, it takes hard work and speed. This sloth has both. He dropped in front of several international student volunteers posing for a photo Costa Rica. Link -via American Digest | Photo: Manuel Ramirez

More Adventures in the Sloth Sanctuary

(Video Link) We’ve already featured a few videos from the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica, but when it comes to cute little baby critters like these, can you ever really get enough? Via I Can Has Cheezburger

The Sloths Are Coming!

(YouTube link) Lucy Cooke made a video last year at the world’s only sloth orphanage, The Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica. Her sloth project has expanded into a documentary, Too Cute! Baby Sloths that will air on Animal Planet this Saturday. Meanwhile, enjoy the adorable trailer. Link -via I Am Bored

Want to Live to 100? Move to One of These Five Areas

Singing the Blues usually involves tunes of sad tales. Picasso said his Blue Period was partially inspired by the suicide of his friend. If you say you’re feeling blue it means you’re down in the dumps. Yep, the misunderstood color tends to have a pretty bad reputation… but that could all turn around if the [...]

6 Discoveries That Science Can’t Explain

A man once infamously said “you can’t explain that” and it turns out there are some things we really can’t explain. These are enigmas and artifacts that have no known orgin or purpose including The Giant Stone Balls of Costa Rica, and the Baigong Pipes In an area of China not known to ever contain people, [...]

What is the International Monetary Fund? An IMF FAQ

© IAN LANGSDON/epa/Corbis The head of the International Monetary Fund was recently arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a hotel housekeeper in New York City. Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK to his friends), head of the IMF since 2007, is a political rival to French president Nicolas Sarkozy, and a well-known seducer of women (seriously, his French nickname roughly [...]