World’s Strangest

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The Paramount Picture

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Paramount Pictures, photographer Art Streiber assembled 116 movie stars into one picture. Shown here is just a section of the picture that appears in the July issue of Vanity Fair. You can mouseover the full, larger image at Vanity Fair to see the names. Link -via Buzzfeed (Image credit: [...]

The Sad Story of Ota Benga

Fifty years after slavery was abolished, the Bronx Zoo had an exhibit in which they displayed a man in a cage. His name was Ota Benga, a member of a pygmy Mbuti tribe from the Belgian Congo. Ota Benga’s life was tragic from early on. He was a member of the Mbuti people who lived in [...]

Deep-Fried Kool-Aid

Once you’ve tried every kind of food imaginable deep-fried or on a stick, what’s new for the county and state fairs this year? Deep-Fried Kool-Aid, of course! Creator “Chicken” Charlie Boghosian isn’t sharing the exact recipe, but it involves flour and Kool-Aid powder. And a deep-fryer. And possibly sugar. Chicken Charlie’s is a staple of fried [...]

Toy Trivia Contest!

Will, Mangesh, Toby and I will be spending the next few days at the big Toy Fair at the Javits Center in New York trying to convince the game-buying elite to stock Split Decision. If you’re attending the Toy Fair, head on over to Booth 6177 and say hello!* To celebrate (and give us something [...]

Dietribes: Chili Weather

• Whether it came from the turn-of-the century prison system, the 1893 World’s Fair or the Chili Queens of San Antonio (or from traditional dishes prepared by Mexicans living in the Southwest), chili’s popularity has never slowed – today it carries the distinction (among many) of being the state dish of Texas, a cook-off classic, the [...]

More Scenes From the Chicago Toy & Game Fair

A big thanks to all the fine Midwesterners who stopped by our booth at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair this weekend. We had another steady stream of people playing Split Decision yesterday, including Miss Illinois International Ashley Newman… …Mrs. Illinois International Nicole Khayat… …and this giant blue coupon, which took a break from scaring children to [...]

International Toy Fair in Germany

International Toy Fair in Nuremberg GermanySchool articles and stationery become an independent product group at theSpielwarenmesse International Toy Fair Nuremberg in 2010. The present Wayto School special has shown how well the visitors have accepted thisadditional assortment since its premiere in 2008. The International Toy Fairfrom 4–9 February 2010 is therefore expanding its range for [...]

A Meme’s Effect on a Human Being

This is just one of 5 Science Fair Projects for the Internet, brought to you by College Humor. Other subjects are Facebook, Google search, comment thread eruptions, and how to build a great website. Link -via Digg

The Sunflower Boy

7-year-old Wyatt Wilke was looking forward to entering his best sunflower in a competition at the Sunflower Fair in La Porte, Indiana. “He loved growing his sunflowers,” said his mother, Cathleen Wilke. “Every year we talked about coming into La Porte for the Sunflower Fair, but we never got around to it. Wyatt really wanted to [...]