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6 Remarkable Police Animals

We’ve seen bookstore cats, animals trained to sniff out bombs and heroic dogs, but now we’re here to focus on animals who have served, or are currently serving, their local police departments. 1. Momo, Nara Police Department, Japan We’re used to seeing large police dogs because, let’s face it, a lap dog can’t take down a [...]

McDonalds in a Mansion

This is a McDonalds outlet in New Hyde Park, Long Island, New York. McDonalds didn’t set out to make one of their restaurants this beautiful. The Georgian mansion called The Denton House is over 200 years old -or at least parts of it are. It’s been passed around and used as everything from a restaurant [...]

6 Summer Camps for Exceedingly Wealthy Children

For many, summer camp means a week sleeping in a cabin that doubles as a sweat lodge, spider-infested communal showers, and swimming in a scummy pond. But if you have lots and lots of money, you have options. 1. ActionQuest Typically about $5,170 for 5 weeks (plus airfare and other expenses), but the transatlantic voyage is $6,570 [...]

Sho Kayo: The Real Life Doogie Howser, M.D.

Meet the real life Doogie Howser, M.D. His name is Sho Kayo, and he’s getting his M.D. from the University of Chicago at 21 years of age: Sho Yano has been a college student for 12 years, but it’s only [...]

A 92-Year-Old Woman To Stand Trial For Murder

Clara Tang is going down in the history books. She is currently the oldest woman on record ordered to stand trial for murder in Australia. She is 92. After almost 70 years of marriage, Mrs Tang – suffering dementia – allegedly killed Ching Yung Tang in their plush sixth-floor unit in the Connaught apartment complex overlooking [...]

A Sitting President’s Memorial

This President’s Day article is from the book Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Plunges Into the Presidency. FDR spent his entire presidency hiding the fact that he needed a wheelchair, and he wanted a memorial that would do the same. Future generations disagreed. Four years before his death, Franklin Delano Roosevelt told Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter that [...]

Google Maps Captures a Plane in Flight

Double rainbow! This image is from Google Maps’ satellite view. It shows a plane flying over Hyde Park in Chicago. Link via Geekosystem | Screenshot: Atlantic

Around the World in 174 Days

James Bowthorpe of London pedaled his bicycle 18,000 miles around the world in 174 days, 20 fewer days than the world record holder. He arrived back in Hyde Park to complete the journey on Saturday. Mr Bowthorpe cycled through France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New [...]