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The Missing Links: It’s Raining Sharks

Search For Bobby Fischer At Your Own Peril Getty Images The chess master was a complex and confusing guy. * Hands Down the Coolest, Most Colorful Copenhagen Park You’ll See Today This thing actually is really, really interesting and probably unlike any park you have near your home. * I Would Have Expected A Birdie A live shark fell from [...]

The Missing Links: GPS Candy Bars

How Do You Save A Bunch of Superheroes? Find out who rescued Marvel Comics. * What Happened to Good Old Golden Tickets? When we start putting GPS devices in our candy bars, I think we’ve gone too far. * Behold: The World’s Lowest Voice Get this man in a barbershop quartet immediately. * Do You Know What You Know? Test out [...]

Where Did the Name “Teamsters” Come From?

Getty Images The name dates back to 1903, when most deliveries were made by horse-drawn wagons. The driver was referred to as a “teamster,” because he was the one who managed the team that was pulling the load. Before they unionized, the average teamster in the late 1800s often worked 18-hour days and was expected to not [...]

If the Titanic Didn’t Sink, This Female Pilot Would Be a Lot More Famous

You know Amelia Earhart, but you’ve probably never heard of Harriet Quimby. It’s quite likely that she inspired Earhart, who didn’t start flying until a decade after Quimby. And while Amelia was famous for being the first solo female pilot to cross the Atlantic in 1932, Quimby was the first woman pilot to fly solo over [...]

Famous People Who Disappeared

We all know about Jimmy Hoffa, who “vanished so quickly and so thoroughly that his vanishing would eventually become something of a punch line,” and Amelia Earhart, whose remains were maybe found, but there’s a longish list of famous people who have disappeared in a snap. LIFE has a great round up, from master Baroque [...]

Woody’s Winners, NFL Week 3

NFL WEEK THREE: By my count, seven teams are expected to start a different QB this week than they did just half a month ago on Kickoff Weekend. Some replacements are due to injury, but others are due to poor performance, and Woody thinks it’s a bit early in the season for any NFL team [...]

Happy Labor Day!

“What does labor want? We want more schoolhouses and less jails; more books and less arsenals; more learning and less vice; more leisure and less greed; more justice and less revenge; in fact, more of the opportunities to cultivate our better natures.” So said Samuel Gompers, founder of the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor [...]