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You’re Never Too Old for Halloween

When a picture of a 91-year-old man in a Halloween costume went viral this week, I was asked if other senior citizens dressed up in Halloween costumes. Of course they do, and why are you asking me, anyway? Redditor Kristin_Ols23 posted this photograph of her 91-year-old grandfather. His costume for this Halloween is the Mayor of [...]

At the Libraries: The Wire’s Victorian-Literature Leanings

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment! So, The Wire. Yes, we all love it, but anyone else notice its Victorian-literature leanings before? The drawings (okay, not Victorian) are the best part! [...]

Tube-Lipped Nectar Bat

[YouTube Clip] Meet the Tube-lipped nectar bat. The cute little bat has the longest tongue relative to body size – if you had a tongue as long as this guy, your tongue would stick out 9 feet. National Geographic’s Untamed Americas (which premieres this Sunday, June 10 at 9pm ET/PT on the National Geographic Channel) has the [...]

15 Awesome (or Awesomely Bizarre) Christmas Cards

Most store-bought Christmas cards feature Santa and his reindeer, Christmas trees or religious iconography. Here are some people who went in another direction. 1. Murphy’s Law is in full effect around the holidays. Here, Michael Herb manages to emphasize this sentiment by showing just how wrong a Christmas photo can go. 2. The weirdest family Christmas card [...]

Men with Pregnancy Symptoms

Was the sailor who gained so much belly weight that he couldn’t fasten his pants crazy, or just a victim of a psychosomatic disorder? When men complain of the symptoms of pregnancy, it is often called “phantom pregnancy” and considered to be a mental illness. But it’s more common than you think. As many as 65 [...]

The Quick 10: The Non-Football Careers of 10 Heisman Winners

Amid controversy on Saturday, Auburn’s Cam Newton was the 74th person to win the Heisman Trophy. Whether he’ll make it in the NFL remains to be seen – some of the most promising Heisman winners failed to get drafted, played a season or two before getting the axe, or eschewed a bone-crunching professional football career [...]