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And You Thought Turkey Soda Was Weird

Jones Soda has made quite a name for itself by selling flavors like turkey and bacon, and a new company now seems to be following in their footsteps.The best thing about Lester’s Fixins is that they seem to offer these odd flavors -like sweet corn, buffalo wings and peanut butter and jelly- all year round! Link [...]

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 [...]

Wireless for Ladies, 1922

LinkScroll down for today’s pictures & links. Wireless for Ladies, 1922 World’s First Mobile Phone (1922). Found by a researcher in the Pathe vaults. We’ll just leave it at that, and wish more such reels could be “found”. Link Today’s pictures & links: “Aeroflorale II – La Machine” (image credit: Hartmut Bosener, via) The world-famous French group of artists “La Machine” installed [...]

8 Stories of Vicious Man-Eaters

With all we’ve accomplished, it’s easy to forget that people aren’t always the dominant species. Here are eight stories of man-eating animals that remind us we really are still part of the food chain. 1. The Ghost and The Darkness Over nine months in 1898, two maneless, male lions allegedly attacked and killed over 140 workers [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Film Set Tragedies

If you’ve seen the movie based on Stephen King’s Pet Sematary Two, you probably remember the horrifying scene at the beginning when the actress is electrocuted on set while her son (Edward Furlong, back in his dreamy days) looks on. While that particular incident comes to us courtesy of Mr. King, film set tragedies aren’t [...]

Servant Until Death

Shaun Usher of deputy dog has a new blog called Letters of Note which shares classic correspondence of all kinds. One that stands out is from a slave named Vilet Lester to a member of her former owner’s family, written in 1857. Here is an excerpt. I am well and this is Injoying good hlth and [...]