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Juan of The Dead Is A Great Horror Comedy

(Video Link) Sometimes us bloggers get free movie screeners, but often those movies are so bad they aren’t even worth writing about. Juan of the Dead is not one of these movies. Zeon and I just watched it and agreed that you guys should definitely know more about it, so here is the trailer. It really was [...]

A Brief History of Olympic Defectors

Getty Images For some athletes, the Olympics aren’t just a competition: they’re a chance to escape oppression. Earlier this week, seven of Cameroon’s athletes disappeared from London’s Olympic Village. The week before, three runners from Sudan’s Olympic training squad filed for asylum in Britain. Here’s a look at some other Olympic defections. 1948 Summer Olympics: London Marie Provaznikova, [...]

Elephant Hunt Not a Good Move

King Juan Carlos has been the honorary president of the Spanish branch of the World Wildlife Fund since 1968. But that title has been stripped away since the king returned from an elephant hunting safari. Many Spaniards were dumbfounded when news broke in April that the king had made a secret journey to hunt elephants in [...]

Anatomical Art of Juan Gatti

I’m loving these fantastic anatomical artworks, Ciencias Naturales (Natural Sciences) by Argentinian graphic designer Juan Gatti. Check out more at Juan’s work over at his agent’s website here: Link – via Who [...]

The Song About the Colors

(YouTube link) Juan-Diego was inspired by colors to write a song. The result is both cute and funny. Who knew a guy getting hit with a pie had so many colors? -Thanks, Juan!

The Lost Masterpiece

The following is an article from Uncle John’s All-Purpose Extra Strength Bathroom Reader. A few years ago one of our BRI writers saw the classic 1931 horror film Dracula for the first time …and thought it was terrible. He never knew there was a story behind why the film had so many problems -or even that [...]

Solar System Cake Pops

Jeromina Juan of Paper, Plate, and Plane made cake pops that look like the planets of our solar system (minus Pluto, which shows which side she’s on). The ring for Saturn was made with a candied disk shaped on parchment. Link via Craft

The Downside of Saving Energy

Holy Juan spotted this sign in a public restroom. There’s always a downside to doing the green thing, but if you’re good at sound effects, you can get away with it! Link

The Quick 10: 10 Real-Life Castaways

I know we have some Lost fans out there – what did you think of the season premiere? It so happens that yesterday was also the day Alexander Selkirk was rescued in 1709 – if you’re not familiar, Selkirk is the man thought to have inspired Robinson Crusoe. Who knew Groundhog Day was such a [...]

They’re Alive: Real Scientific Reasons to Believe in Vampires, Werewolves, and Zombies

Dracula vs. Cujo One dark and stormy evening, Spanish neurologist Juan Gomez-Alonso was watching a vampire movie when he realized something strange; he noticed that vampires behave an awful lot like people with rabies. The virus attacks the central nervous system, altering the moods and behaviors of those infected. Sufferers become agitated [...]