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The Missing Links: Diabolical Villains Love Their Fruit Pies

The Boy Who Found A Dead President Lincoln Back in the 50s, a teenage boy uncovered the only photograph of the deceased President Lincoln known to exist. Here is the story. * Also Presidential: Planning A Trip to Paraguay? Be sure to check out the Rutherford B. Hayes statue. * The 64-Day Nap As a person with narcolepsy, this [...]

Statues from Movies and TV

Detroit mayor Dave Bing reached out to citizens of the internet for suggestions for how to invigorate his city. One of the suggestions that came in yesterday was that Detroit should erect a statue of Robocop, from the 1987 film Robocop, which was set in Detroit. The mayor seemed to dismiss the idea out of [...]

The Quick 10: Happy Birthday, MacGyver!

Quick, someone rig a cake using some duct tape, bouillon cubes and spackle! That’s right, it’s McGyver’s birthday on Sunday. It’s Richard Dean Anderson’s big day – he’ll be 61 – but it’s also the day Mac celebrates being born (he’ll be 60). To honor such a momentous occasion, here are a few facts about [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Photo-Op Statues

With the holidays here, I bet lots of you are planning on traveling (we are). I love nothing more than to break up a road trip with ridiculous little stops, much to the chagrin of my car companions. They grumble, but they secretly love me for it (I hope). If you’re looking to break up [...]

R2-D2, GOB Bluth & Other Fictional Folks Who Stopped by Sesame Street

Hundreds of celebrities have appeared as themselves on Sesame Street, but plenty of popular fictional characters have made cameos as well. Here are some of our favorites, from R2-D2 to GOB Bluth (well, kind of). 1. C-3PO & R2-D2 Back in 1980, Big Bird saw a flying saucer touch down, but none of the adults believed him. [...]