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Man Came Back From The Dead to Make Sure His Vote Was Cast

We all know that voting is important, but it’s SO important that one Michigan man actually came back from the dead to make sure his vote was cast: "He was dead," [registered nurse] Houston said. "He [...]

Now That’s Rocket Science: An Interview with JPL’s Erisa Hines

Last month, after publishing my interview with NASA’s Steve Collins, I promised a second interview with another member of the JPL Curiosity Rover team. Today, we finally get that interview with Erisa Hines, a key member of the JPL team that landed the rover on Mars. If you’ve been living under a rock the past couple [...]

Here’s Your Jetpack

Jetpacks have long been a staple of American futurism: we believe that soon, just down the line a bit, we’ll be able to strap on a jet-powered backpack and fly to work. But, decade after decade, no jetpacks. At least not at my house. The “Where’s My Jetpack?” notion is such [...]

10 Things Created Over a Couple of Beers

After a few beers at the bar, even the most ridiculous ideas start to seem like The One That Will Make Millions. Sometimes, though, those ideas actually pan out. Here are a few reasons to take your next tipsy brainstorming session a little more seriously. 1. Southwest Airlines Getty Images In 1966, lawyer Herb Kelleher’s client, Rollin King, [...]

Temple of the Night Sun

Photo: Edwin Román, Brown University Archaeologists have discovered a Maya temple, lost for 1,600 years, deep in the Guatemalan jungle. Read more about the Temple of the Night Sun over at National Geographic: Some 1,600 [...]

11 Eye-Opening NASA Wakeup Calls

NASA has been waking up astronauts using music since the Apollo Program. Sometimes those wakeup calls get pretty weird. 1. STS-111 – “I Got You Babe” from Groundhog Day On June 19, 2002, the crew of the Space Shuttle Endeavour awoke to a tinny rendition of “I Got You Babe” by Sonny and Cher, taken [...]

The Missing Links: Why You Shouldn’t Rob a Bank

Morganna’s Topheavy Legal Defense People of a certain age may recall the exploits of Morganna the Kissing Bandit, the buxom blond who became famous in the 1980s for rushing the field at Major League Baseball games and planting a big one on various players. I was reminded of her recently while reading The Underground Baseball Encyclopedia. What [...]

Woman Accidentally Steals Getaway Car

A Houston woman identified only as Blanca was cashing a check at the Chase bank in Uvalde, Texas, when armed bank robbers stormed in. She was so frightened, she ran to the first car she saw and drove away. She later found out that she had taken the robbers’ getaway vehicle! She said the car was [...]

Forget Spanking! Mom Chose Facebook Shaming as Punishment

When her 12-year-old daughter wanted to post a photo of herself wishing she could drink vodka, author and mom ReShonda Tate Billingsley decided to teach her a lesson with what could be the most [...]

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 54

Welcome back to the game that is sweeping the nation, GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments. Pink Floyd – Money Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You Michael Jackson – Thriller Shania Twain – Man! I Feel Like A Woman! AC/DC – Back In Black Fleetwood [...]