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12 Historical Speeches Nobody Ever Heard

For every speech, there are a bunch of versions that ended up on the writers’ room floor. Here are 12 speeches that were written but, for a variety of reasons, never delivered. 1. “In Event of Moon Disaster” As the world nervously waited for Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to land on the moon, Nixon speechwriter William [...]

7 Television Characters Who Were Supposed to Die … But Didn’t

Killing off a popular TV character is a surefire way to get your show noticed. Of course, there are characters who are killed temporarily, with every intention of returning (Buffy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, for example); characters who return later, with some crazy explanation, to improve the ratings (Bobby Ewing in Dallas); and others [...]

The Anger Room: A Place Where You Pay to Smash Stuff in a Fit of Rage

Let it all out. It’s not healthy to keep that darkness inside. Release your anger at the Anger Room, a business in Dallas: Anger Room customers are offered a selection of baseball bats, golf clubs, tennis rackets, crowbars, and, if they’re feeling particularly creative, mannequin arms and legs. What they do with those weapons is up [...]

25 Deep-Fried Foods From the Texas State Fair

For years, county fairs have been at the forefront of deep-frying science, splicing and creating mutant “foods” that are all at once monstrous and wondrous. The Texas State Fair — the largest state fair in the country — holds a yearly competition for the most innovative deep-fried foods. Here are 25 fried Frankenfoods from fairs past: 1. [...]

12 College Courses We Wish Our Schools Had Offered

It’s that time of year! Here’s a look at all of the fascinating college classes you wish your school put on the course list. 1. Topics in Comparative Media: American Pro Wrestling, MIT Image credit: WWE If a course that studies “Macho Man” Randy Savage and “Diamond” Dallas Page sounds like your dream come true, congratulations: you can [...]

The Carbon Nanotubes Invisibility Cloak

Researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas have taken one step closer to creating the Invisibility Cloak à la Harry Potter. Instead of Demiguise hair, they use carbon nanotubes: CNTs have such unique properties, [...]

10 Things Created Over a Couple of Beers

After a few beers at the bar, even the most ridiculous ideas start to seem like The One That Will Make Millions. Sometimes, though, those ideas actually pan out. Here are a few reasons to take your next tipsy brainstorming session a little more seriously. 1. Southwest Airlines Getty Images In 1966, lawyer Herb Kelleher’s client, Rollin King, [...]

The Late Movies: Geeking Out on “The Edge’s” Guitar Rig

Today in 1961, Dave Evans (known as “The Edge” of U2) was born. In the 51 years since, The Edge has become known for his layered, echoing guitar lines. He famously developed an ultra-complex guitar rig, involving a massive pedal board, a series of rack-mounted effects processors, a stunning array of pedals, and [...]

Copco Lake Five Year Photos

Photos: John Wardlaw Thirty years ago, five high school friends sat together and took a photo at Copco Lake, California. Though they didn’t plan it at first, posing together became a tradition for them: Every [...]

Lava Kiss

Photo: Dallas Nagata White Photographer Dallas Nagata White submitted this photo of her husband surprising her with a dip and a kiss in front of a Kilauea lava flow in Hawaii: My husband and I, [...]