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Christmas Lights

That’s exactly it. We made those jokes about seeing our house from the ISS, and now that it’s time to take the Christmas lights down, we’ve managed to remove about two strings a day. At this rate, they will all be down by, uh, April or so. A comic from Shoebox Blog. Link -via Geeks [...]

Quilted Rooms

Kay Healy, an artist in Philadelphia, quilted entire rooms of a house and put them on display at a local airport. It’s like relief sculpture, but rendered in fabric. Her designs are chosen from memories of her childhood home and the childhood memories of other people in her city. Link -via Lustik

The World’s Poorest President

If you think that politicians are all glamorous and such, you haven’t met Jose Mujica, the president of Uruguay who lives in a ramshackle farm and donates almost all of his pay. He’s the [...]

Inside Monsanto’s House of the Future, 1957

In 1957, Monsanto demonstrated its vision for future housing, emphasizing one word: plastics. Its House of the Future was displayed at Disneyland from 1957 through 1967, and it envisioned a future home from the then-distant future of 1986. The house featured lavish conveniences including a microwave oven, ultrasonic dishwasher (for plastic dishes, of [...]

Halloween in Charlotte, North Carolina

Although it is unclear whether Charlotte, North Carolina, is any more obsessed with Halloween than other cities, there are some interesting people there who take Halloween very seriously. Creative Loafing featured four of those people and the ways they celebrate the holiday. Drew Badger, pictured, is a haunted house consultant who also organizes the local [...]

A Real-Life Ghost Story

The following is an article from Uncle John’s Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader. Are you scared of the dark? Do you sleep with the light on? Do you hear noises in other parts of the house when you know you’re alone? You’re about to read a ghostly tale with an incredible twist: It really happened! DOCTOR WHO William Wilmer, [...]

I Can Feel The Knots In Your Shoulders

(Video Link) I never thought house cats had very stressful lives, but this intense massage says that they really carry a lot of stress in their little furry bodies. Via I Can Has Cheezburger

The Hobbit, a Feature Length Movie Made by London Schoolboys

Suck it, Peter Jackson! A team of schoolboys from Tower House prep in southwest London have released their own feature-length version of The Hobbit: Seventy boys aged eight to 13 from Tower House School star in their [...]

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 [...]

White House Beer Recipes

Beer lovers rejoice! The White House has released the secret recipe for its homemade brews, the White House Honey Ale and the White House Honey Porter. Check out the complete instruction by Assistant Chef Sam Kass [...]