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The Late Movies: The Supremes A’ Go-Go

On October 22, 1966, The Supremes became the first all-female group to reach the number one spot on the Billboard 200 album charts with their album The Supremes A’ Go-Go. The album, which was actually released on August 25, 1966, retained its number one spot for two weeks and included two Billboard Hot 100 Top [...]

The Missing Links: The Man Who Creates Stephen Colbert’s Weird World

Gotta Give Props to This Guy OK, this is another one of my horrific headline puns. because this article is about Brendan Hurley, the Prop Master for The Colbert Report. Hurley’s job includes things like: - Creating political strategist Ham Rove (AKA a giant ham with eyeglasses) - Constructing an enormous Trojan horse-esque carton of Ben & Jerry’s [...]

The Earliest LOLCats and Other 19th-Century Animal Photography

LOLcats and other funny animal pics weren’t born with the Internet; they’ve been around since the end of the 19th century. Here are some of the early photographs that inspired them. Harry Whittier Frees is one of the best-known novelty photographers of the 1900s. He dressed animals in clothing and then posed them in humorous scenes. While [...]

A Bee Hotel

Would you like to encourage wild, solitary bees to live near your home? You can build a bee hotel that provides the amenities that bees on the go are looking for. Bundle together shoots of bamboo or just drill deep, wide holes into blocks of wood. Hang the assembly in a place that gets plenty [...]

Guilt Trip Nifty Note

Guilt Trip Nifty Note – $3.95 Are you a very busy individual who does so, so, so much for others?  Don’t let time stop you from your obligation to remind people of their transgressions. You need the Guilt Trip Nifty Note from the NeatoShop.  The Guilt Trip Nifty Note provides 50 sheets of checkoff reminders that [...]

Lightsaber Cat vs. Dogs

Link Scroll down for today’s pictures & links. Lightsaber Cat vs. Dogs This is the ultimate fight, bar none. The Fate of the Universe, or this particular cat in this universe, depends on the outcome of this battle. Impressive, for sure… but I am not sure that this cat even needs a lightsaber to defend itself. These dogs [...]

7 Ways to Divorce-Proof Your Marriage (Statistically Speaking)

While these certainly aren’t guaranteed (please don’t cite us in your divorce petition), here are some things science says will make you less likely to get divorced. Cake image via Shutterstock 1. Quit Smoking A study published in 2010 (PDF here) found that if only one partner smoked, it caused more marital problems than differing religions, different backgrounds, [...]

Hey, Grate Goat!

Hang this illusion plaque in your home and just go about your business. Sooner or later, a guest will freak out, and you’ll have a laugh that’s well worth the $30 this artwork cost. Designed by Brooklyn artist Dan Witz. Also available in human and Tazmanian Devil. Link -via Dangerous Minds

Peak of Happiness Comes at the Age of 85

Not happy with your life? Hang on, the best is yet to come … if you live long enough, that is. A new study revealed that the Golden age is when people achieve the peak of happiness: A study published by the American National Academy of Sciences, based on a survey of 341,000 people, found that enjoyment [...]

Ear Picking

Photo: LiiPo Ching/Mercury News Forget luxurious shampoos, relaxing shaves, and facial treatments at spas. These beauty treatments don’t come close to the Vietnamese art of ear picking: “It brings a lot of happiness,” said Silicon Valley resident Nguyen Tuong Tam, who always heads to a hot toc upon arriving in this city, also known as Saigon. He [...]