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The Quick 10: R.I.T.: Famous Tombstone Typos

Typos are rarely a good thing, but when they’re literally set in stone – well, those are monumental mistakes. Check out eight famous pieces of garbled granite, along with two that look like errors but aren’t. (Sorry for all of the bad puns. Sometimes I can’t help myself.) 1. James K. Polk, 10th President of the United [...]

Brilliant Ideas Inspired by Mundane Tasks

If you haven’t had your big breakthrough yet, try one of these simple strategies: 1. CRACK OPEN A CAN OF BEER Toolmaker Ermal Fraze was on a picnic in 1959 when he realized he had no way to open his beverage. At the time, drinking from a can required a triangular tool called a “church key” [...]