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10 Famous Literary Characters Based on Real People

“Write what you know,” they say. So it makes sense that many authors take a good look around at friends and family when creating characters for their books. 1. Mark Twain once admitted that he wasn’t terribly creative in creating Huckleberry Finn – he based the character almost precisely on his childhood friend Tom Blankenship. From [...]

Brilliant Clockwork Android Doctor Who Costume

To be fair, it’s the wrong doctor for the “The Girl in the Fireplace” episode, but it’s still an amazing costume set. The picture was posted on Reddit and eventually the creator even came forward with pictures of the costume itself being created. They aren’t detailed enough to serve as a how-to, but they’re good [...]

Auto Polo

Although someone thought it was a great idea around 1910, this sport never really caught on. However, some speculate that it may have been the inspiration for MarioKart. -via reddit (Image source: Flickr user The Library of Congress)

14 Cool Eco-Friendly Home Crafts

If you’re looking for a little home-decor inspiration but don’t want to spend a fortune on materials, this great WebEcoist article has a great collection of easy-to-make and eco-friendly crafts to help you spruce up your home. While I love the look of the lace lanterns, I have to say the most functional would probably [...]