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Ham for $159 a Pound?!

Would you pay $159 a pound for ham? Oink! In the above video, Philadelphia food and wine writer Brian Freedman takes us on a tour of some pretty fancy spots in the City of Brotherly Love that are serving up more than just cheesesteaks. The fancy ham comes from the Iberian pig and is aged [...]

Thanksgiving Leftovers Benedict

Forget English muffins, ham and hollandaise sauce, these Thanksgiving eggs benedict look delicious and are a great way to make your leftovers fun again (which can be hard to do after a few days). Link

A Brief and Incomplete History of Launching Animals Into Space

Pretty much ever since humans discovered flight, we’ve been strapping animals into our new devices just to see what would happen. Over the last 330 years or so, we’ve launched dogs, cats, chimps, monkeys, roosters, ducks, spiders, fruit flies, silk worms, ants, bees, moss, turtles, rabbits, jellyfish, amoebae, fish, hamsters, guinea pigs, goldfish, and one Enlightment-era [...]

10 Clever and Creative Crochet Creations

Those in the craft scene know that you can make anything with yarn and crochet hook. The internet has some extremely interesting projects that you’d never associate with yarn crafts -until you see them, that is. Here are ten finished products we’re glad someone thought of. 1. Game of Thrones Characters The House of Stark from the [...]

Hot Ham Water and Other Posters of Fake TV and Movie Products

Sorry, Arrested Development fans! Lindsay’s hot ham water (your family will love it! So watery and yet there’s a smack of ham to it) is not coming to a grocery store near you. The poster above is just a clever creation of [...]

10 Stories Behind Dr. Seuss Stories on the 20th Anniversary of His Death

This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the day we lost Theodor Seuss Geisel, who passed away on September 24, 1991. Here are some Dr. Seuss stories Stacy Conradt collected a few years back. 1. The Lorax. In case you haven’t read The Lorax, it’s widely recognized as Dr. Seuss’ take on environmentalism and how [...]

Crocheted Green Eggs and Ham

Since it is Dr. Seuss’ 107th birthday, there’s no better time to dig into the green eggs and ham. These, however, are not edible, as they are a crocheted sculpture. Craftster user The Izz writes: I will crochet them in a box. I will crochet them with a fox. I will crochet them in a house. I will crochet [...]

Presidents with Hams

You knew some presidents were hams (cough*Clinton*cough) and some no doubt ate ham, but I bet you’ve never seen a gallery of all the president holding hams! Click on a president (or a ham) and you’ll be taken to a larger picture and interesting trivia about that president. Link -via J-Walk Blog

At the Libraries: Librarian Hobbies

Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something fun going on in your local library, leave us a comment! The latest in unnecessary, likely-to-be-ruinous children’s adaptations: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. This pro-green film will be voiced by Danny DeVito, who doesn’t exactly scream “child-friendly” to [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Animals in Space

1. Laika. You might have heard of little Laika, the first animal to enter the final frontier. Not much was known about space at the time – we weren’t even sure if humans could withstand entry beyond a certain point. So poor Laika the 11-pound stray dog was sent to test that out aboard Sputnik [...]