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Man Discovers That Santa He Visited 13 Years Ago Is His Father-in-Law

Chris Burd, 27, was engaged to his fiancée when he and his relatives were looking through his old childhood photos. They noticed that one of them, taken when he was 13 years old, showed him sitting on the lap of a mall Santa Claus. That Santa Claus was his own future father-in-law: “My mom was going through [...]

The Quick 10: 10 More Trademarked Words

After we published our list of 25 Brand Names People Incorrectly Use as Generic Terms, our wonderful readers responded with a host of other trademarked words and brand names that often get used as nouns and verbs. Here are 10 more! 1. JC wrote that Dumpster is a brand name, which is true, although the [...]

Toothpick Tour of San Francisco

This model of San Francisco was built using nothing more than toothpicks and Elmer’s glue. Scott Weaver used over 100,000 toothpicks and spent around 3000 hours over 34 years building the piece, which includes lots of famous landmarks and a few surprises. For a video and more details, read more at Geeks Are Sexy. Link

Ten Pop Culture Elephants (plus 4 reasonable facsimiles)

You’d have to look far and wide to find a child who doesn’t like elephants! An animal so big, so extreme, and which comes with a nose that can do things was destined to be a pop culture favorite. Here are some the “biggest” elephant characters, past and present. 10. Elmer Elmer the Patchwork Elephant is the [...]