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7 Television Characters Who Were Supposed to Die … But Didn’t

Killing off a popular TV character is a surefire way to get your show noticed. Of course, there are characters who are killed temporarily, with every intention of returning (Buffy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, for example); characters who return later, with some crazy explanation, to improve the ratings (Bobby Ewing in Dallas); and others [...]

The 21 Countries With One Olympic Medal

Earlier today, we quizzed you on the countries that have won more than 100 Olympic medals. Now it’s time for the other side of the equation. Twenty-one countries have won just one medal. Here are the stories of the national heroes who brought them home. Afghanistan OMAR SOBHANI/Reuters/Landov Despite making appearances at 12 Olympic Games since 1936, Afghanistan [...]

The Search for a Hot Craps Table

(Image credit: Flickr user Simon Huggins) The Effects of Temperature on the Outcome of Fair Dice by Jason Zweiback, Photonics Division, General Atomics, San Diego , California and Ken Wharton, Department of Physics, San Jose State University, San Jose, California We here report the first direct scientific test of the concept of a hot craps table. Craps is a game [...]

The IKEA Wedding

Two years ago, Julie "Bunny" Rodgers and Willie "Bear" Pittman met at IKEA, so what better place to get married? ‘She mentioned IKEA and the fact that on Tuesday the special was meatballs,’ said Pittman. ‘So we came [...]

6 Illicit Lemonade Stands Towns Had to Shut Down

Lemonade stand image via Shutterstock For generations, entrepreneurial kids have set up card tables in front yards to sell ice cold drinks to passers-by. But sometimes the law catches up with these renegade youngsters. 1. 1983 – Belleair, Florida Like a lot of kids, six-year old Ali Thorn wanted to make some money. She didn’t have dreams [...]

11 Geeky Craft Creations, Including Rainbow Brite vs. Strawberry Shortcake

There’s a lot of variety in geek crafting. Whether you geek out over Star Wars, Pokemon or marine biology, there are plenty of subjects for you to enjoy, whether you prefer them rendered via crocheting, sewing or felting. Cross Stitch If you spent your childhood playing Nintendo, then you’ll recognize the screen this cross stitch has captured [...]

Pizza for Reading: Pizza Hut’s “Book It!”

I remember Book It! as a clever way to get kids and parents into Pizza Hut franchises — with some reading thrown in. When the program launched in my elementary school in 1984, the deal was simple: read ten books (a goal set by my teacher), get a coupon for a free one-topping [...]

10 Actors’ Dramatic Departures from Popular Shows

As the season premiere of Two and a Half Men edges closer, many fans are alternately waiting to see how the addition of Ashton Kutcher to the cast will change the show while simultaneously shaking their heads over an actor (we’re looking at you, Charlie Sheen) who was unwilling to rein in his self-destructive behavior [...]

Star Wars Quiet Book for Kids

Photo by JulieBell Best Quiet Book ever… and Star Wars-obsessed moms and dads will love it too. There’s even a kid-friendly version of Leia’s slave outfit. Unfortunately (or not for those of us who like to craft), it looks like Etsy seller JulieBell isn’t selling a finished version, just a PDF pattern so you can make [...]

Jim and Julie

Jim asked Julie to marry him by creating a website with comics drawn of their lives together. This may sound like something you’ve seen before, but there are parts along the way that will draw you in and make you wish them happiness forever. A video of her reaction has been added at the end. [...]