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A Jedi Christmas Story

Why, it’s a major award! Let’s move it in front of the window so the neighbors can see it! Gordon Tarpley has reason to be proud of his leg lamp. Link -via Distracted by Star Wars

Comfy Cushioned Couch Looks Like Solid Wood

You may be pleasantly surprised when you first sit on this couch by Front Design. It’s padded, but covered with a photorealistic print of untreated wood. Link | Designers’ Website

Teenagers Try to Assault Kung Fu Expert

Don’t attack people. Your victims may not be as weak as they appear, as two teenagers in Vancouver, Washington discovered when they tried to grope Priscilla Dang: One pulled in front of her as the other groped her from behind. Fortunately for Dang she had studied Kung Fu for 18 years at a martial arts school owned [...]

Lava Kiss

Photo: Dallas Nagata White Photographer Dallas Nagata White submitted this photo of her husband surprising her with a dip and a kiss in front of a Kilauea lava flow in Hawaii: My husband and I, [...]

Road Rage in Russia

The guy in the car in front of you stopped suddenly and pulled a baseball bat from his trunk. What would you do? Check out what one guy in Russia did over at The Daily What: Link [...]

Man drives off with policeman on front of car

A man in China has been jailed after he drove off with a policeman clinging to the front of his car. The unusual incident took place in East China’s X…

The World’s Response to 9/11

After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, people in countries all over the world showed sympathy, solidarity, and support for the US as we mourned those we lost. Mental_floss has a roundup of the international reactions to the events. Here’s a small sample: In London, the Star Spangled Banner played during the Changing of the [...]

We Are All Americans: The World’s Response to 9/11

© Michel Setboun/Corbis A decade ago this week, people all over the world stood shoulder-to-shoulder in mourning, solidarity, sympathy and friendship with the people of the United States. Here are few of those international reactions, both organized and spontaneous, that occurred in the days following September 11, 2001. In London, the Star Spangled Banner played during [...]

The Late Movies: I Love Lucy

Saturday, August 6th is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lucille Désirée Ball. Lucy made many movies and TV shows, but will always be best known for the 1951-1957 TV series I Love Lucy. Here are a few memorable clips from the show, in addition to the grape stomping, Vitameatavegemin, Harpo Marx, and Superman [...]

Engraved Hard Hat

This lovely engraved hard hat of unknown origin is up for sale on eBay. It’s decorated with images of offshore oil drilling work: Hello, up for auction is a vintage/antique B.F. McDonald engraved/hand hammered hard hat. Fantastic oil drilling themed hat. The hat has off-shore oil rigs all around the sides and a helicopter towards the [...]