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The Missing Links: It’s Oz-Inspiring

This Looks Oz-Some I’m sorry for the puns, but it does. * If I Didn’t Know Any Better I’d Say They Didn’t Like It The New York Times reviewed Guy Fieri’s new NYC restaurant and their thoughts are scathing at best, but very entertaining. * Alone Star State Is Texas secession actually possible? * Burning Down Buckingham Palace Sure it [...]

The Story Behind the Famous Arrow in the FedEx Logo

In our previous On the Origin of Success post about how FedEx founder gambled his last $5,000 in Las Vegas to stave off bankruptcy, we pointed out that the FedEx logo has the famous [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About U.S. Army Special Forces

Getty Images This year marks the 60th anniversary of U.S. Army Special Forces, sometimes called the “Green Berets.” In hot spots around the globe, they’re often the first in and the last out. Experts in direct action and masters of unconventional warfare, Special Forces soldiers infiltrate foreign countries, provide humanitarian aid, raise armies, and train them [...]

The Transit of Venus Close Up!

Did you see the transit of Venus this week? Even if you did, you didn’t see it like the joint US-Japanese Hinode space mission did! But we can see the amazing picture it took. Link

Vintage Ventriloquist Portraits Will Give You Nightmares

It’s hard for me to imagine a time when people didn’t find ventriloquist dummies to be downright terrifying, and these pictures prove they were the stuff of nightmares well before Rod Serling turned them into cold blooded killers on the Twilight Zone. These old timey portraits of ventriloquists and their dummies come from the Vintage Ventriloquism [...]

Disney Days Quiz

The “classic” Disney animated films are considered to be those big ones produced before 1960. Sure, you’ve seen them all, but unless you’re of a certain age, you probably didn’t see them as first-run films. The challenge of this quiz from mental_floss is to recall how old each one actually is. You’ll be given a [...]

8 Celebrities Arrested for Obscenity (and What It Was They Said or Did)

Freedom of speech? Not if it’s deemed “obscene.” These celebrities found that out the hard way. Though they weren’t all convicted, they did end up fighting costly battles in court and had their names dragged through the mud, though in some cases – looking at you, Hugh Hefner – it only helped their causes. Read [...]

Happy Birthday, Apple II

That’s right: 35 years ago today, Apple launched the Apple II (that’s Apple ][ for you purists) computer at the West Coast Computer Faire. It was to be Apple’s first iconic product (with the [...]

Zombie Apocalypse: A Map of Resources

You were foolish and didn’t make any preparations until it was too late. Now there are zombies everywhere and you need supplies.* Go directly to the interactive Map of the Dead. Type in an address and it will plot out gun stores, liquor stores, hospitals, hardware stores and other resources in your area. Link -via Say [...]

Your GPS is Wrong

The old “Do Not Enter” sign just didn’t do the trick. You have to wonder how many problems they had before deciding to post a sign to spell it out for everyone. Then again, if people using GPS don’t read signs, will this help at all? Link