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The Vice Presidents That History Forgot

Schuyler Colfax Writer Tony Horwitz visited the Quayle Vice Presidential Learning Center in Huntington, Indiana. It is the only museum dedicated to the 47 vice-presidents of the United States. Museum director Daniel Johns admits the title of second banana is not held in high regard. “Ridicule is an occupational hazard of the job,” Johns observes, leading me [...]

Jammin’ Johns

Marvin Maxwell once made a guitar from a toilet seat. Now he’s reversed that idea and made a toilet seat that looks like a guitar! Or how abut a “piano bench”, if that’s your taste? Several colors are available from Jammin’ Johns. Link

They Might Be Giants Release Educational Science Album for Kids

Nerd parent alert: new TMBG album of science stuff for kids available now! (iTunes Link) Indie pop icons They Might Be Giants have long been known for embedding factoids in their songs. For example, their cover of “Why Does the Sun Shine” features the opening hook: “The sun is a mass of incandescent gas; A gigantic [...]