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Cherry Pie Jello Shots

Michelle’s jello shots are wrapped around a real graham cracker pie crust. They were pretty easy to make. Just pour black cherry jello and flavored vodka into pie crusts, then chill overnight. She’s made similar jello shots with a pumpkin pie flavor. Link -via Foodbeast

The 13-year-old Veteran

Calvin Graham was only 12 when he became a seaman in the United States Navy. He had already left home to escape an abusive stepfather, and the military was desperate for manpower right after the Pearl Harbor attack that drew the US into World War II. Graham was assigned to the USS South Dakota, which [...]

Gamera, the Human-Powered Helicopter from Maryland

The Sikorsky Prize has been unclaimed since its establishment in 1980. The winner will take $250,000 for achieving a simple-sounding set of goals: make a human-powered helicopter that can fly for 60 seconds, reach an altitude of 3 meters, and remain within a 10-meter square area during that time. It turns out [...]

S’More Ice Cream Sandwiches

Get in my belly! All of the major components in Bright-Eyed Baker’s amazing concoction are homemade: the marshmallows, the graham crackers and even the ice cream. She dipped the graham crackers in chocolate and mixed marshmallows and graham cracker crumbs into the ice cream. You can find her recipe at the link. Link -via Tasteologie

Every Jump of the General Lee, Seasons 1-6

(Video Link) Put this on a continuous loop, and I could watch it all day. Treva Graham compiled every jump of the General Lee from the first six seasons of The Dukes of Hazzard. How many times should they jump the General Lee in an episode? The correct answer is “more”. Previously: 23 Facts You Might Not Know [...]

Diabetic Dog Finds Home with Diabetic Twins

Roxy is a Staffordshire bull terrier who suffers from diabetes and requires daily insulin shots. The Scottish SPCA wondered if she would ever be adopted into a permanent home. But Catherine and Graham Hendry didn’t consider the shots a burden because their 8-year-old twin daughters, Louise and Katie, also have type 1 diabetes and must [...]

9 Horrific Horror Films

Bad horror films are a dime a dozen, right? So why single out these nine? Well, they were the kind of horrific that makes you feel like you want those 90 minutes back – and with interest! Clearly a list like this is pretty subjective. Add your own or tell me why I’m wrong about [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Edgar Allan Poe

You’ve read Edgar Allan Poe’s terrifying stories. You can quote “The Raven.” How well do you know the writer’s quirky sense of humor and code-cracking abilities, though? Let’s take a look at five things you might not know about the acclaimed author, who was born 202 years ago today. 1. He Was the Original Balloon Boy You [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Alton Brown

If you’re interested in the technical aspects and scientific side of cooking, you’re probably an Alton Brown fan. Let’s take a look at five things you may not know about the former commercial director who became a Food Network star: 1. He Took His Sweet Time Earning his Degree Brown attended the University of Georgia in the [...]

Old Man Beats Armed Robber with Swiffer

Phillip Graham, 71, of Spartanburg County, South Carolina, drove off an armed home invader. His weapon of opportunity was a Swiffer dust mop: The man, who was wearing a ski mask, appeared to have a pistol in his hand, Graham said. Graham was armed too, but only with a Dustbuster in one hand and a Swiffer in [...]