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High School Prank: Seniors Weld Truck Around Column

Liberty Bell High School in Winthrop, Washington recently began offering classes in welding. Seniors there put their skills to good use by cutting a truck in half, then welding it back together around a column — all without damaging the column. Link -via Dave Barry | Photo: Komo News

How the Statue of Liberty Got Here

The National Parks Service announced that the Statue of Liberty will be closed for a year for renovations starting in late October. If you’ve ever wondered how Lady Liberty got here in the first place, here’s a piece on the monument’s history we originally published in 2009.

7 Wonderfully Creepy Gaming Easter Eggs

Did you know the statue of liberty in GTA IV has a secret beating heart held up by chains on the inside? And that there’s apparently no reason for it? Cracked has all kinds of cool video game Easter eggs in this great article. Link

What, Exactly, is a “Radio Flyer”?

Most people don’t get through childhood without a ride or two in a Radio Flyer. But how did a little red wagon become known as a Radio Flyer and what does the Statue of Liberty have to do with it? To figure out the story behind one of America’s classic childhood toys, we have to [...]

The Late Movies: Re-Enactments of Famous Speeches

Tonight for The Late Movies, we have a series of famous speeches, recreated for your enjoyment. From sports moments that have inspired us to moving memorials of liberty and liberation, here are a few of my favorites. From the movie Miracle, here is Herb Brooks’ speech given to the members of the 1980 Miracle On Ice [...]