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5 Memorable Moments from Past Opening Ceremonies

As the Olympic Games get set to kick off in London with the opening ceremony on Friday, we know that the next couple of weeks will feature some fantastic athletic stories to inspire us, amaze us, and occasionally make us laugh. However, don’t discount the opening ceremony itself as a chance for some memorable [...]

The Missing Links: I’ll Trade You My Ichiro Card For Your Balloon Boy

A Happy Little Remix Recently, Lucas Reilly wrote an awesome article explaining what became of all of the wonderful mountains and rivers and pine trees Bob Ross painted over the years. Now, PBS itself is serving up a bit of happy little entertainment with this Bob Ross remix: * Own the Balloon Boy’s Balloon Remember Balloon Boy? Now you [...]

The Evolution of the Sneaker

1. Plimsolls: Kicking it Old School Plimsolls put the town shoemaker out of business. As the first mass-produced shoes, plimsolls were crafted on an assembly line using canvas and vulcanized rubber. But don’t let the “inspected by No. 35″ tag fool you. These mid-19th century kicks were so crude that they didn’t even differentiate between the [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Wallis Simpson

It takes quite a woman to get a man to give up the English throne just to marry her, but twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson pulled off the trick in 1936 when she married King Edward VIII. Here are five things you might not know about the woman for whom Edward abdicated the throne. 1. She [...]