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The Weird Nicknames of 8 Spy Agency Headquarters

Because being a secret agent isn’t cool enough, spymasters tend to build elaborate headquarters buildings with really great nicknames. Here are a few headquarters known for their vodka martinis, Aston Martins, and Walther pistols. 1. Legoland The British Secret Intelligence Service (also called MI6, but more famously known as James Bond’s employer) was only officially acknowledged as [...]

Eating All Flavors of Pepperidge Farm Cookies

Photo: Scorpions and Centaurs/Flickr Some people meditate on mountaintops to achieve enlightenment, but not Leon Neyfakh. He discovered a (much more delicious) shortcut. You see, he learned [...]

Theft Leads to Potato Spill

A thief hijacked a truck carrying 13 tons of potatoes at a farm in Essleben, Germany. However, he neglected to make sure the back door was closed securely before he took off. “He was pretty easy to follow because he left this huge trail of potatoes behind him,” explained one farm hand. The hapless crook eventually fled [...]

Why the Honor Till Works

The Famous Honor Till of Swanton Berry Farm Photo: revger/Flickr Just north of Santa Cruz, California, there’s a farm that’s famous for its good food and its rather peculiar method of accepting payment. You [...]

Life-Sized Scrap Metal Mammoth Skeleton

I love scrap metal sculptures, especially when they retain the character of the parts they’re made from, like car parts, tools and, in this case, farm equipment. Constructed by sculptor Jud Turner for the Moses Lake Museum and Art Center in Washington, this life-sized construction of a Columbia mammoth skeleton is made from “mostly old farm [...]

Mutilated cow found at Northland farm

Police were called in after a cow on a farm in Northland was found with its organs surgically removed. Missouri officers arrived on the scene to find …

10 Seriously Cool Ant Farms

Ant farms are cool in and of themselves, but that doesn’t mean their designs can’t be improved on to look even more fascinating. WebEcoist has a great collection of some of the coolest ant farms around. From flags of different nations to the Clone Trooper farm, these toys make me want to go buy my [...]

The Waving Bears

(Video Link) Crendro, Lord Shardik! Some of the Kodiak bears that live at the Olympic Game Farm in Sequim, Washington are known for waving at visitors. You can view two more videos of them at the link. Link | Farm Website

Space Farm 7

Seven farms across the country are sporting NASA-themed corn mazes this year, as part of NASA’s Space Farm 7 project. It’s an educational project, as these farms host fall festivals open to the public, and a celebration of NASA’s achievements over the past 50 years. You can even vote on your favorite maze, and be [...]

Belle Gunness: The Terror of La Porte

The following is an article from Uncle John’s Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader. A dark tale from our “Dustbin of Gruesome History” files. THE DISCOVERY One the night of April 28, 1908, Joe Maxson, a hired hand on a farm outside of La Porte, Indiana, awoke in his upstairs bedroom to the smell of smoke. The house was on [...]