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The 12 Men Who Walked on the Moon

In the wake of the passing of Neil Armstrong, many people have expressed sadness at the fact that the Apollo lunar missions were so long ago, and that soon there will be no one left alive who actually went to the moon. Randall Munroe of xkcd addressed that concept some time ago. It’s time we [...]

The Quick 8: Eight Tweets that Ended in Pink Slips

Newsflash: Tweeting stupid things can cost you your job. You probably already knew that, but these eight people didn’t – they spewed forth 140 inappropriate characters or less, and ultimately got fired for it. 1. Just in case you haven’t heard the news the past couple of days, Gilbert Gottfried made some insensitive jokes about the [...]

Man Buys First Batman Comic for 10¢ in 1939, Now Offers to Sell It

In 1939, Robert Irwin bought the first comic book in which Batman appeared. It cost him 10 cents — that’s $1.57 adjusted for inflation. He’s now put it up for auction, and current bidding has exceeded $400,000: When asked why he kept this particular comic book, Irwin’s replied was simple: “I don’t know,” he said. “I must [...]

5 Country Stars Who Got Fried in the Food Business

By Bill DeMain 1. Minnie Pearl’s Fried Chicken In 1967, Nashville attorney John Jay Hooker convinced Grand Ole Opry comedienne Minnie Pearl that she could sell more drumsticks than Colonel Sanders. After all, Minnie Pearl seemed like the sort of lady who’d have a good family recipe for fried chicken. Unfortunately, she didn’t. But that didn’t stop [...]

Crocodile Thrown in Jail

Police in Gunbalanya, Northern Teritory, Australia arrested and detained a two meter long female crocodile. The charge? Loitering! Police said they found it loitering near a fence, trying to look innocent. Brevet Sergeant Adam Russell said intrigued residents had gathered around to watch the arrest – but any dreams he had of nabbing the gnasher in style [...]