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How 11 Triple Crown Winners Spent Their Retirement Years

JOHN ANGELILLO/UPI/Landov The decision to scratch and retire I’ll Have Another with swelling in his left front leg on the day before the Belmont Stakes cost him a shot to become the 12th Triple Crown winner, but owner J. Paul Reddam still stands to make millions in stud fees. While the three-year-old colt would likely [...]

Lessons from America’s Greatest Prankster

Hoax master Alan Abel has been fooling reporters and hoodwinking the public for more than 50 years. Here, he reveals a few of his tricks. Most careers aren’t launched by the sight of a cow and a bull copulating in the middle of a road. But Alan Abel doesn’t have a typical gig. One day in [...]

The Late Movies: The Pixies’ “Doolittle” Turns 23 Today

Today marks the 23rd anniversary of the release of Doolittle, a landmark album by the Pixies that influenced boatloads of musicians in the ensuing years (though most musicians I know pretend they liked Surfer Rosa better). Last year, in a roundup of Pixies covers, I wrote: “The Pixies have had a special place in my [...]

Oreo Sunglasses

You will totally rad in these 80s-style sunglasses made by Phil Jones. You won’t be able to see, but you will be seen. Jones’s Website -via Bit Rebels | Previously by Phil Jones: Miniature Tire Swing

Quiz: The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family

Today is National Stuff That Was Popular When You Were a Kid Day! To celebrate, we’ll be posting quizzes all day about — you guessed it — stuff that was popular when various writers were kids. Keep checking back for more! The Brady family had a cool house (with one bathroom?); the Partridges had the cool [...]

Super-Precise Automatic Musical Instrument

LinkScroll down for today’s pictures & links. Super-Precise Automatic Musical Instrument You may have seen this fake (3D animated) automated instrument before, made by Animusic way back in 2001 – click here. Now you can see the actual “Pipe Dream” real instrument in action! It’s been brought to life by Intel, and plays real music with real [...]

How Does Your Food Spending Compare to the Rest of the USA?

Find out how your food spending compares to the rest of the United States with this nifty calculator over at Mother Jones: Most of the data comes from Bundle.com, a startup that tracks US spending trends by studying the credit [...]

The Late Movies: Saying Goodbye to Mr. Hooper

Despite being a puppet show for kids, Sesame Street has always done its best to push boundaries in the pursuit of children’s education. One of the earliest examples of this was when they attempted to teach kids about death after the passing of Will Lee, the actor who portrayed Mr. Hooper. A veteran actor throughout the [...]

An Engagement Ring Fit For Indiana Jones

Want to show your future wife that your life together will be full of excitement and adventure? Then give her an Indiana Jones themed engagement ring! Here’s what Redditor Homerliwag decided to do when the time came to propose to his beloved: It was about 2 or 3 days before November, 11, 2011 (11.11.11). My girlfriend [...]

Harrison Ford Watches Indiana Jones

(YouTube link) Can you believe it? Harrison Ford hasn’t actually sit down to watch the Indiana Jones films until just recently! Let’s watch his reaction. Okay, I couldn’t believe it, either. It’s a mashup, made by DogFood films. The actual footage of Harrison Ford comes from a video in which he plays the video game Uncharted for [...]