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Up, Up and Away: Building an Airship House

“QUANTUM SHOT” #794 Link – article by Avi Abrams H. G. Wells and Jules Verne Would Approve Luke William Grove (originally from Brighton, United Kingdom) is currently building a floating “airship” house in Perpignan, France. This is not a humble abode, tied to Mother Earth with no hope of ever [...]

10 Sports Heroes You Won’t Find On Wheaties Boxes

Shame on Wheaties for ignoring the heroes of elephant polo, sumo wrestling, and bullfighting! At our breakfast of champions, they’re always at the head of the table. 1. Sumo Wrestling: Akebono Taro (Image credit: Philbert Ono via Wikipedia) The only slim thing about sumo wrestling is the chance of becoming a yokozuna, or grand champion. Throughout the centuries, [...]

Masterpieces: Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights

© Peter Iovino/altafilms/handout/dpa/Corbis In The Artist, George Valentin is a silent movie star who stubbornly refuses to change with the times and embrace talking pictures. It’s a story that echoes the real-life dilemma faced by Charlie Chaplin in the late 1920s. Against all commercial odds, Chaplin gambled everything on City Lights, a silent film that bucked [...]

Cat Pizza

Photo: hale_popoki [Flickr] Inspired by the book Pizza Fun by Judy Bastyra, Flickr user hale_popoki (that’s Hawaiian for “Cat House”) made this Cat Pizza. Actually, it’s supposed to be a brown tiger pizza, but it sure looks more like a cat. I can haz pawperroni? Urlesque blog has many more examples of pizzas shaped like things that [...]