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One-of-a-Kind Triple-Barreled Shotgun

This unique 16-gauge shotgun deserved its name as the “Holy Grail.” John Hope, the first Marquess of Linlithgow and the first Governor-General of Australia, hired Edinburgh-based gunsmiths John Dickson & Son to build it. The Holy Grail is the only one of its kind and recently sold at Holt’s Auctioneers in London. Link

Kids Swede Monty Python And The Holy Grail

(YouTube Link) Want to make Monty Python and the Holy Grail even more ridiculous? Cast a bunch of kids who don’t really know their lines and let them do their own sweded version of the Black Knight scene from the classic comedy film. I hope they continue to swede scenes from the Holy Grail until they’ve [...]

Why Do People Say “Holy Mackerel”?

Stephanie and her curious two-year-old want to know why we sometimes say “Holy Mackerel!” Unfortunately, the answer is about as clear as the tomato sauce Brits like to douse the fish in. Mackerel image via Shutterstock One thing most experts agree on is that the phrase is a euphemism for Holy Mary. Blurting “Holy Mackerel” instead of [...]

Cow Sculptures from Car Parts

Holy calf indeed. These giant sculptures are made by Finnish artist Miina Äkkijyrkkä out of automobile parts. Äkkijyrkkä, who is also a dairy cow advocate, has stated that she “looks at the world from a cow’s point of view.” I wonder if she’s ever thought about converting these sculptures into steerable vehicles. Link -via Laughing Squid (Image [...]

The Downside of Saving Energy

Holy Juan spotted this sign in a public restroom. There’s always a downside to doing the green thing, but if you’re good at sound effects, you can get away with it! Link