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Senator claims angels visited him in hospital

Illinois Senator Mark Kirk had an otherworldly experience while recovering from a massive stroke. Kirk had been taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospita…

Cucumber Jalapeño Popsicles

Simultaneously cold and hot, Steve’s popsicles will give you a delicious if confusing experience. They’re made of just cucumbers, peppers, sugar and lime juice. Link -via Tasteologie

Pac-Man Is a Lovecraft Story Written by Kafka

The always funny and always intellectually demanding Zach Weinersmith plumbs the depths of the human experience in today’s issue of the webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. If you think that Pac-Man is a simplistic game devoid of meaning, you are wrong. Read the rest at the link. Link

Hilarious Bad Prom Pictures

Prom night can be a terrifying and wondrous experience, full of fashion faux pas, unexpected acne outbreaks and awkward moments in teen angst. So why not enjoy the hilarity of it all by looking at a bunch of funny prom pictures? Peruse the gallery at your leisure and be thankful that your prom night pics didn’t make [...]

“The art project that got me sent to the counselor in middle school.”

Unfortunately, redditor winstonotsniw does not elaborate on the experience. But it’s safe to assume that the counselor wanted to suggest scholarships for art school. Link

How Apple Gets You to Touch Their Computers

Every design element of an Apple Store is arranged to subtly encourage visitors to become customers. The computer screens, for example, are angled at 70° to compel users to adjust them. Touching the screen lets users experience Apple products tactility and increases the desire to purchase one: The point, explains Carmine Gallo, who is writing a [...]

Restaurant Serves Meal on Table Suspended 50 Meters into the Air

Stefan Kerkhofs’s Dinner in the Sky experience lets you eat a gourmet meal served on a platform held aloft by a crane: Kerkhofs, who used to set up bungee-jumping and amusement part installations, partnered with marketing executive David Ghelys to develop Dinner in the Sky six years ago. The two now travel the world putting on [...]

10 Terrible Movie Moms and the Rotten Things They Said

Going to the movies should make you appreciate your mother even more, as monster mothers run rampant in fiction. Or even non-fiction. Of course, we consider things to be entertainment only if they are outside of your ordinary experience. If you fought with your mom over what to wear to the prom, consider Margaret White [...]

The Economist on Americanisms

America, linguistically speaking, is launching a relentless assault on the English language. "Americanism," as it is called by all you non-Yanks, is everywhere (Go us!) But is it all that bad? Here’s what The Economist [...]

The Burton Star Wars Snowboarding Experience

Burton Snowboards has teamed up with Sierra-At-Tahoe Resort to create the Burton Star Wars Experience, a park aimed at young snow sport enthusiasts who want to tame some gnarly drifts with Chewbacca and a bunch of Ewoks cheering them on. The park features an area known as Yoda’s Riglet Park, which was created for kids as [...]