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You Can Now Buy Soil from Justin Bieber’s Hometown

Shut up and take my money! Ebay seller thatsridonculus offers a vial of dirt from Stratford, Ontario–the hometown of Justin Bieber. It’s now priced at a mere $39.99! And that’s just the beginning. Think of the potential resale value! Link -via Daily of the Day

Alice’s Bucket List

When British teenager Alice Pyne found she had terminal cancer, she made a “bucket list” of things she wanted to do before she died. That was four years ago. One year ago, she started a blog and posted her list, but acknowledged that “some are possible, some will remain a dream.”    She quickly became something [...]

Music Idol Causes Women to Swoon

In the 20th century, we became used to seeing hoards of girls excitedly screaming over a musician: Frank Sinatra, Elvis, the Beatles …all the way to Justin Bieber in the 21st century. But the phenomenon did not start with Frankie; musician-mania just became better publicized in the modern era. In the year 1842, five years into [...]

Droidfriend

(YouTube link) May this is droid you’re looking for! C-3PO sings you a love song, a parody of Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend.” -via The Daily What Geek

Music History #3: “Yes! We Have No Bananas”

Editor’s Note: This is the third installment of Bill DeMain’s new column, where he explores the real historical events that inspired various songs. “Music History” appears twice a month. “Yes! We Have No Bananas” Written by Frank Silver and Irving Cohn (1922) Originally sung by Eddie Cantor The Music The story goes that one day in 1922, songwriting duo Frank [...]

The Missing Links: A Papier-Mâché Statue of Tom Hanks

Thank you so much to Julia Davis for filling in last week while I was out of town! * What’s a Papier-Mâché Statue of Tom Hanks Cost to Build These Days? About $10,000 if you believe this Kickstarter project. The creators of the project weren’t actually serious about the statue. They are, however, trying to make a serious [...]

Math Proves That Bieber Fever is One of the Most Contagious Diseases Ever

Inset photo: Georges Biard/Wikimedia Commons Did your adolescent daughter just got Bieber fever? Well, don’t blame yourself. Mathematicians have just proven that Justin Bieber is one of [...]

Let’s Send Justin Bieber to Space!

Happy birthday, Justin Bieber! The universally beloved singer (who could possible hate him?) turns 18 today, and a SETI astronomer has a great suggestion for a birthday present: make him a Biebernaut and send [...]

Scientific Formula for Hit Pop Songs

Obviously, there’s a lot of money to be made from hit pop songs. But can you predict or even make which songs will make it ot the top of the charts? Bring in the scientists! Artificial Intelligence researcher Tijl De Bie [...]

11-Year Old "Mayor of the Day" First Order of Business: Naming Justin Bieber Street

When 11-year-old Caroline Gonzalez was named “Mayor for a Day” of Forney, Texas, she wasted no time in putting her power to use: she gave Justin Bieber his own street! “Because I really like Justin Bieber,” Caroline told E! News when asked why she decided to make this her first order of business. “I like his [...]