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Woman Obtained Restraining Order Against Helicopter Parents

Got helicopter parents? A 21-year-old theatre student named Aubrey Ireland does, and she had to go to court to obtain a civil stalking restraining order against them after telling the judge that they attempted [...]

The Life And Times Of The MGM Lion

The famous mascot of Metro-Goldwyn Mayer is not one lion, but five lions. These are their stories. Slats (1917–1928) Wikimedia Commons Slats, born at the Dublin Zoo in 1919, was MGM’s first lion. He had previously appeared in the logo of the Goldwyn Pictures Corporation, where designer Howard Dietz chose the lion as a mascot as a tribute [...]

27 Cowboy Slang Terms for Things You Eat and Drink

Getty Images If your bread wallet is empty and you need to line the flue, knight the ribbons and mosey to a beanery. Your cookie-pusher will know what you mean when you order any of these 27 cowboy food and drink items. 1. Bear Sign: Doughnuts * 2. Overland trout: Bacon * 3. Blue John: Skimmed milk [...]

27 Cowboy Slang Terms for Food and Drinks

Getty Images If your bread wallet is empty and you need to line the flue, knight the ribbons and mosey to a beanery. Your cookie-pusher will know what you mean when you order any of these 28 cowboy food and drink items. 1. Bear Sign: Doughnuts * 2. Overland trout: Bacon * 3. Blue John: Skimmed milk [...]

Toto, The Wizard of Oz Dog (1932-1945)

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. Contrary to popular belief, the little black Cairn terrier who played Toto in The Wizard of Oz was not named Toto. That is, until The Wizard of Oz became so popular that almost everyone forgot what her original [...]

18 Bizarre Self-Proclaimed Capitals of the World

Lots of places claim to be the world capital of something — animals, fruits, vegetables, consumer goods, other odds and ends. But sometimes, that something is really, really strange. 1. Pearsonville, California: Hubcap Capital of the World Image credit: Center for Land Use Interpretation While Pearsonville, California, only has a population of 17, it’s still the Hubcap Capital [...]

If the Wizard of Oz Was Set in China

We all know The Wizard of Oz started out in Kansas, but what if it was transported to China? Billy Nunez’s wonderful illustrations featuring tigers, samurais and more are a great interpretation of what might have been. Link Via io9

Kansas Is Flatter Than a Pancake

(Image credit: Flickr user Patrick Emerson) by Mark Fonstad 1, William Pugatch 1, and Brandon Vogt 2 1. Department of Geography, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas 2. Department of Geography, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona In this report, we apply basic scientific techniques to answer the question “Is Kansas as flat as a pancake?” While driving across the [...]

5th Graders Sing One Day

(YouTube link) The song “One Day” by Matisyahu is inspirational already, and even more so when a 5th grade class in Kansas sings it together with all their hearts. -via Geekosystem

Oz Passport – Pocket Notebook

Oz Passport – Pocket Notebook Getting to Oz used to be quite an ordeal (traveling by tornadoes ain’t what it used to be!), but if your travel brings you to places that made you realize you aren’t in Kansas anymore, you need this Oz Passport Pocket Notebook to keep a journal. It’s also great as a convenient [...]