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Monstrous, Angelic, Unusual Bridge Sculptures

“QUANTUM SHOT” #801 Link – article by Simon Rose and Avi Abrams Monstrous, Angelic or Just Plain Weird – Unusual Bridge Sculptures, Part One There are bridges in every country, all over the world, each one serving a very functional purpose, so it’s nice to know that some of the [...]

11 Game Show Hosts and Their Musical Aspirations

After legendary game show host Richard Dawson passed away last week, Gawker dug up a single Dawson released in 1967. Titled “Apples and Oranges,” the song was actually the B-side to another single called “His Children’s Parade.” Though dual careers as a game show host and singer/songwriter may seem a bit odd, it’s actually more [...]

Teen Gets Basketball Player’s Old Cell Number

Oklahoma teenager, Kaitlyn Ladevaia, just got her first cell phone. Now she can get calls and texts from her family and friends. The problem is she also gets lots and lots of calls and texts from people she doesn’t know. You see, Kaitlyn ended up with NBA player Blake Griffin’s old cell phone number. Kaitlyn does [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Mascots That Don’t Seem to Make Any Sense

I went to a university with a seemingly-perplexing mascot. How do you get a small red bird from a large, destructive force of nature? It turns out there’s a perfectly good explanation – for Iowa State and for these nine other schools. 1. The College: Iowa State University The Team: The Cyclones The Mascot: a cardinal bird What Gives: [...]

7 TV Salary Disputes

Television salary disputes are almost as old as the Nielsen charts. Here are some examples. 1. With Friends Like These By May 2001, the original contracts of the six Friends stars had recently expired, and NBC was slated to announce its new Fall schedule to advertisers just a few days hence. Jennifer, Courteney, the two Matts, et [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Cool Corn Mazes

It has been a few years since I’ve made my way through a corn maze (a Maize Maze, to some), but these 10 have inspired me to seek one out this year. 1. The Milk Farm maze in Dixon, California, is the world’s biggest corn maze according to Guinness’ 2009 survey of the place, and [...]

I’ll Take Long-Running Quiz Shows with Punctuation in the Title for $1000, Alex

I like to think that I’ve picked up a lot of random trivia as a writer. I often blurt out trivia at really inappropriate moments in casual conversation. I like to think that I would rock on Jeopardy!, but I have taken the show’s sample audition quizzes before, and the fact is… I suck. However, [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Pat Sajak

He’ll sell you a vowel or sympathize when you go bankrupt, but how well do you know Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak? Here are a few things you might not have known about the veteran game show man. 1. He Got to Say “Good Morning, Vietnam” Sajak joined the U.S. Army in 1968 with the hope [...]

3 American Border Disputes You Probably Never Studied

This article was originally posted last year. When America was being divvied up, surveyors and cartographers were as accurate as possible drawing the boundaries between these new regions. Unfortunately, mistakes were still made. And minor map mistakes led to years of fighting—sometimes in the courts, and sometimes on the field of battle. 1. The Toledo War: [...]