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R.I.P. John Fairfax, A Man Who Rowed Across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans When He Wasn’t Doing Even More Extraordinary Things

John Fairfax of Henderson, Nevada died at the age of 74. He was the most interesting man in the world: At 13, in thrall to Tarzan, he ran away from home to live in the jungle. He survived there as a trapper with the aid of local peasants, returning to town periodically to sell the jaguar [...]

6 Reasons People Gave Up Their Super Bowl Rings

Courtesy of SCP Auctions Former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor’s ring from Super Bowl XXV fetched $230,401 in an auction over the weekend. Over the years, several athletes and at least one owner have relinquished ownership of their championship bling for various reasons. Here are some examples. 1. Because a Little Girl Made You In 2008, New [...]

14 Super Bowl Sideshows and Subplots

At Super Bowl XV in New Orleans — my first Super Bowl — wildman defensive lineman John Matuszak of the Oakland Raiders nominated himself as a most unlikely Bourbon Street chaperone. “I’m going to see that there’s no funny business,” The Tooz said. “I’ve had enough parties for 20 people’s lifetimes. I’ll keep our young fellows [...]

11 Reasons Athletes Change Their Names

Lakers star Ron Artest made waves this summer when he announce he was changing his name to Metta World Peace. Although it’s one of the more extreme moves, it’s far from the first time an athlete has adopted a strange name. Here are 11 great (and not-so-great) reasons athletes make the switch. 1. To get more [...]

I Wish I Were an Oscar Mayer Wiener(mobile Driver)

I was driving to work the other day when I spotted the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile parked across the street. I actually turned the car around to get a picture of it. Later that day I even commented, “How do you get that great job? Driving the Wienermobile across the country, making fun stops and getting [...]

The Man in the Mask

The following is an article from the book Uncle John’s Ahh-Inspiring Bathroom Reader. Classical “Greco-Roman” wrestling can trace its roots all the way back to the ancient Greeks and romans. But what about “professional” wrestling -the kind where costumed buffoons hit each other with folding chairs? How old is that? Older than you might think. WORLD-CLASS WRESTLING In [...]

Girl Addicted To Eating Soap And Washing Powder | Weird Bizarre Foods

The 19-year-old girl Tempestt Henderson Addicted To Eating Soap And Washing Powder with a dangerous compulsion doctors say could kill her It’s the toxic compulsion that doctors claim could kill her. But this 19-year-old girl claims she is hopelessly addicted… to eating soap. My bizarre compulsion: Tempestt Henderson, 19, says she is addicted to eating soap – [...]

Who Invented the Gatorade Shower?

Snow and ice may be dominating the weather report, but January is also a great time for another very specific type of precipitation: the Gatorade shower. With the college bowl season winding down tonight and the NFL playoffs heating up this weekend, get ready to see some coaches covered in sports drink. Here are the [...]

Real-Life Simpsons House

Photo: Design Fetish In 1997, home developer Kaufman & Broad built a house in Henderson, Nevada that looks exactly like the house that the Simpson family lives in, both inside and outside, including furniture and pictures on the walls. From an article in The Las Vegas Sun, written at the time of construction: “The Simpsons”, the satirical, [...]

Top 10 Bizarre Places To Get Married

Who doesn’t like a wedding? Well actually many people don’t but here are a few reasons why you should go anyway. Because you never know what you may find, love makes people do crazy things. 10 Bungee Jump Some people are just too literal. This couple decided to take the plunge into marriage from 164 feet in [...]