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Candied Kentucky Fried Chicken Meal

This delicious-looking meal didn’t come from Kentucky Fried Chicken, but from Jill of Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons. The chicken legs are actually Rice Krispie treats, marshmallows and pretzel sticks with a Raisin Bran coating. The corn consists of Twinkies covered with jelly beans and a single yellow Starburst candy. The baked beans are [...]

Wright’s Law

(YouTube link) Jeffrey Wright is a very popular and effective physics teacher at Louisville Male Traditional High School in Kentucky. But he has lessons from his own life that are even more important than physics. Read more about him at the New York Times. Link 

Trailer Park

Yeah, it’s a park on a trailer. This is one of the “pop-up parks” seen around Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday. Parking spaces were turned into green spaces by those celebrating PARK(ing) Day. Link -via reddit

9 More 2012 Presidential Candidates

The third party presidential candidates we told you about a couple of weeks ago were only the top of the list of those running for president in 2012. There are plenty more, but as you go down the list, information becomes harder to find. Here are a few that are either on the ballot somewhere [...]

The Late Movies: Rin-Tin-Tin

Today is the birthday of the original Rin-Tin-Tin, who was found on a World War I battlefield when he was just 5 days old. Brought to America by a young soldier, Rin-Tin-Tin went on to become a Hollywood star, an American hero, and the progenitor of a line of celebrity German Shepherds. To celebrate the [...]

Movies for Labor Day: Working Class Heroes

What better way to celebrate the holiday of the working person than to watch a movie about “the basic labor relations between the proletariat and the bourgeoisie”? There are 23 of them in this list: dramas, biopics, documentaries, and comedies that address labor in an entertaining way -and an educational way for young folks who [...]

10 Scandalous VP Stories Worth a Warm Bucket of Spit

Getty Images This morning Mitt Romney tapped Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. John Nance Garner, FDR’s first vice president, either said the VP position wasn’t worth “a warm pitcher of piss” or “a warm bucket of spit.” Whatever body fluid and receptacle he really used, you get the idea. But that doesn’t mean [...]

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 [...]

Who Wrote “Happy Birthday to You” (and Who’s Collecting the Millions in Royalties)?

Getty Images “Happy Birthday to You” has been used in hundreds of movies, countless advertisements, an estimated 1,500,000+ singing telegrams, and been the basis for pieces by classical composers like Igor Stravinsky and Aaron Copland. It’s arguably the most recognized song in the English-speaking world, and it’s making some lucky people a whole lot of money. [...]

Candies of America

Photo: Melisa Goh/NPR Nuts for Nut Goodie? Rockin’ for an Almond Roca? Your heart melting for some Melty Bar? From sea to shining sea, Americans love their [...]