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Bottle Ninja

No bottle is safe from the Will "Bottle Ninja" Keith. No bottles, you hear? NO BOTTLES! Watch the master annihilate 81 water bottles in this compilation video clip: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] [...]

Forbidden Island, U.S.A.

The following is an article from the newest volume of the Bathroom Reader series, Uncle John’s 24-Karat Bathroom Reader. If you’ve ever visited the Hawaiian islands, you may already know that one of them, Niihau, west of Kauai, is off-limits to outsiders. Here’s the story of how that came to be, and what life on the [...]

11 Soldiers Welcomed Home by Very Happy Dogs

For Veterans Day 2009, we posted a round-up of videos featuring soldiers being welcomed home by their dogs. In the last two years, YouTube’s vast collection of doggy welcome home videos has continued to grow. Before we begin, you might want to grab some tissues. 1. Princess This soldier gets a face-lickingly warm welcome home from Princess, [...]

Keith Moon, Bathroom Bomber

The following article is from the book Uncle John’s Heavy Duty Bathroom Reader. More than 30 years after his death, the Who’s drummer, Keith Moon, is still remembered as one of the best in rock history. And as more than one hotel chain learned to their regret, that wasn’t all he was known for. MY GENERATION In the [...]

18 Facts You Might Not Know about Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a hugely successful television series on WB and UPN from 1997-2003. Writer and producer Joss Whedon, long heavily constrained by the requirements of others, finally had the opportunity to create a series that was completely his own. Whedon had worked on it for years, first selling the screenplay in 1988 [...]

15 Facts You Might Not Know about Stargate SG-1

Stargate is a science fiction franchise comprised of a movie and no less than three television shows totaling seventeen seasons of broadcast time. The 1994 movie by Roland Emmerich was a huge success and led to the creation of the first television series, Stargate SG-1, on Showtime starting in 1997. Clocking in at 214 episodes, [...]

Man Carried to His Funeral in the Bucket of a Digger

Before Melvin Baker died at the age of 79, he asked that during his funeral, he be carried in the front bucket of a digger. He had driven one most of his life, and wanted to leave this world in one. So his former boss arranged for an operator to pick up the casket with [...]

At the Libraries: Keith Richards, Library Savior

Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something fun going on in your local library, leave us a comment! Do you love perusing all those year-end “Best of” lists? If you do and are looking to find pretty much every single list out there, look [...]

Your All-Time Favorite Boardgames

Last week, Keith Law took us on a tour of boardgame history, from Senet in ancient Egypt through the German-style games so popular today. A few days ago, he updated his personal rankings — a handy Top 21 list you should bookmark and refer to next time you’re looking to add something new to your [...]

What’s in a Name?

These names have probably all ended up in your shopping cart at some point, but how well do you know their origins? Let’s take a look at the names behind some of our favorite groceries. Kellogg’s Seventh-day Adventist brothers Will Keith and John Harvey Kellogg stumbled across a tasty process for flaking corn while working at Michigan’s [...]