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How Does Aspirin Help During a Heart Attack?

Getty Images The heart is the largest, most important muscle in the body, so it seems like something of a marketing ploy by the folks at Bayer to suggest that something so simple as a humble aspirin tablet can be of any use when this life-sustaining organ goes into epic fail mode. But it’s true: next [...]

After Elections in Delaware, Politicians Literally Bury Hatchets

Image credit: A Chesapeake Journal As the election season kicks into gear and all that negative rhetoric hits the airwaves, it’s worth remembering that politics isn’t always so nasty. And no place is that more clear than in one Delaware town, where politicians mark the end of campaigning by literally burying the hatchet. It’s part of [...]

On Music: Beatlemania Week – No. 4

“Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” Contrary to the popular story we all heard growing up, the song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” was not inspired by LSD; rather, by a drawing John Lennon’s son Julian did of his classmate, Lucy O’Donnell. Julian brought the drawing home from nursery school in 1966, and explained to [...]

The Quick 10: 10 McRib Facts

The McRib is back! Here are ten fun facts about America’s favorite limited-time fast food sandwich. 1. There’s more to a McRib than barbecue sauce-slathered pork on a bun with onions and pickles. The sandwich contains a staggering 70 different ingredients, the least innocuous of which are “pig bits like tripe, heart, and scalded stomach.” [...]

Amazing Paper Craft Sculptures

Naldz Graphics has a great collection of paper craft sculptures and this piece by Karie O’Donnell is simply stunning. Be sure to check out the rest of the gallery for more delightful works from a variety of artists. Link

17 Facts You Might Not Know about Bonanza

In 431 episodes spanning from 1959 to 1973, the Cartwrights of the Nevada Territory’s Ponderosa became a fixture of American life. Let’s take a look at some facts that you might not know about Bonanza. 1. The historic Virginia City was the center of the famed 1859 silver strike known as the Comstock Lode. It promptly [...]

A Brief History of Flintstones Vitamins

The Flintstones has been off the air and in syndication since 1966. But Flintstones Vitamins remain on the shelves and in homes, despite the fact that this generation of children probably has no clue who Fred, Wilma, Barney, Betty and Dino are. What gives? Meet the Flintstones The Flintstones were, just like the theme song claimed, a [...]

The Late Movies: Next Media Animation

Next Media is a large news company based in Hong Kong, specializing in a wide array of media products. Recently one of their divisions, Next Media Animation, has gained attention for their CGI news reports of American news items. Tonight for the Late Movies we take a look at a few of these often hilarious [...]

9 Movies That Always Make Me Cry

Happens every time. Flipping channels on Sunday, Rudy’s on, and it’s the final game. Obviously, I put down the clicker and prepare to hold back the tears, but it never works. I don’t know what it is about that flick, but every single time I watch I’m transformed into an eight-year-old schoolgirl by the time [...]