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If Wes Anderson Directed Star Wars

Zeon posted about various director’s audition tapes for Star Wars earlier this week, but this one "by" Wes Anderson is perfect! Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] – Thanks [...]

Birds of a Feather Look Pretty Together

Beautiful paper creations by Diana Beltran Herrera. I can’t imaging the amount of time and dedication each one of these must have taken. -Via Booooooom

Sex Circuit of a Male Fruit Fly

Image: Vanessa Ruta Hello, Drosophila ladies! The good news is that scientists at Washington University in St. Louis have discovered the secret of what makes male fruit flies go crazy for you. The bad [...]

Chatroulette Love Song

(YouTube link) Remember Chatroulette? Once in a great while, something really good can happen. I wonder how many “strangers” these guys rejected before they found Diana. -via reddit

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Vergil

1. Vergil or Virgil? Vergil’s proper Roman name was Publius Vergilius Maro. However, many texts refer to the author of The Aeneid as Vergil while others refer to him as Virgil. Vergil is now understood to be the correct spelling of the poet’s name. Why the mistake? There are different theories. Gilbert Highet, in The Classical Tradition, [...]

19 Photos of Ronald Reagan With Various Celebrities for His 100th Birthday

Former President Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday is February 6th, and you can bet every media outlet will be running some sort of tribute. Now seems like a good time to bring up one of my favorite websites, the Reagan Presidential Library—specifically the MEETING WITH V.I.P.s and CELEBRITIES section of the library’s historical photo archives. It’s [...]

Amazing Automatons: Ancient Robots & Victorian Androids

“QUANTUM SHOT” #667Link – article by Simon Rose and Avi Abrams Industrious Little Creatures, Full of Gears and Wonder When we say that today’s rapidly changing technology is set to transform the way we live in unimaginable ways, we should remember that people thought much the same thing in earlier centuries – whether in the time of [...]

The Early Game Show Appearances of 10 Future Stars

1. Mel Harris In 1979 future thirtysomething star Mary Ellen Harris (her real name, as we found out) competed on the $20,000 Pyramid. She gave her occupation as a “professional dog trainer,” a resume bullet point that seems to be missing from all her official biographies. Mel was a fierce competitor, but she missed the big [...]

10 Bizarre Divorce Settlements

Divorce is almost always a messy business, but certain settlements between former beloveds end up being downright absurd. Forget child custody, what happens when a couple has shared possession of a goat? Have a look at 10 examples of offbeat divorce settlements. 1. Now That’s a Breakup Record Marvin Gaye was a tremendous singer, but he [...]

All About Anne (of Green Gables)

Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the publication of Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maude Montgomery’s first book about Anne, the redheaded orphan of Canada’s Prince Edward Island, and her misadventures. But this year, Anne fans are in for a treat. This week, the Anne of Green Gables canon (the Anne-on?) is expanding: Publisher Penguin [...]