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Priest Gets PhD in Snowboarding

Whereas our own Alex Santoso decided to get his PhD in cushy, postmodern subjects like “biochemistry” and “molecular biology”, this guy decided to go the traditional route and get his doctorate in snowboarding. Neil Elliot, an Anglican priest from British Columbia, is the recipient of the first such degree from Kingston University in London: While Elliot’s [...]

10 Things You Might Not Know about YouTube

Amy-May Elliot of Mashable dug up ten facts from the mysterious origins of YouTube, some of which may surprise you. Did you know that the video hosting site almost turned into a video version of Hot or Not? Legend has it that YouTube began life as a video dating site dubbed “Tune In Hook Up,” said [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Last Suppers

We’ve talked about famous last words before, but how about famous last foods? Some of these soon-to-be-deceased got to choose and others had no idea they were about to munch their last morsels. See what they swallowed, then think about what you’d pick if you knew death was coming. Let us know in the comments. 1. [...]

6 More Lost and Found Airplanes

I once thought that it should be very hard to lose something as big as an airplane. When planes fly into deep water, high altitudes, ice, snow, jungle, or desert, it happens more often you’d think. Finding those planes many years later is a rare occurrence, but it happens. After the previous article 9 Lost [...]

Keeping a Promise

It takes a true friend to wear a dress to a funeral -if you’re a man. Barry Delaney of Dundee, Scotland wore a lime green minidress to the funeral of a soldier killed in Afghanistan to fulfill a pact the two had made. Private Kevin Elliott and his friend, Barry Delaney, had agreed that whoever survived [...]