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12 Historical Speeches Nobody Ever Heard

For every speech, there are a bunch of versions that ended up on the writers’ room floor. Here are 12 speeches that were written but, for a variety of reasons, never delivered. 1. “In Event of Moon Disaster” As the world nervously waited for Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to land on the moon, Nixon speechwriter William [...]

Did Jesus go to Japan ?

Some believe that during the ‘lost years’ of his life Jesus traveled the world and spent time in Japan. There are many different theories to explain w…

Drill team seeks life two miles below the ice

Scientists are drilling down in to the Antarctic ice to seek life in a lake deep beneath the surface. The British research team will use a special dri…

Olaf Breuning’s Bizarre Coffin Designs

Designer Olaf Breuning wanted to see his whimsical coffin designs brought to life, so he commissioned some coffin makers from Ghana to build the kooky corpse boxes for him, since the people of Ghana enjoy using eccentric coffins in their own funeral practices. These melting popsicle, chocolate bar and snowman shaped coffins are strictly for decorative [...]

Will China be growing vegetables on Mars ?

China has developed an ‘ecological life support system’ to grow food during off world space missions. The 300 cubic metre cabin has been tested in Bei…

Are You Living the Ironic Life?

That’s the question that Princeton professor Christy Wampole asked. She noted that, "if irony is the ethos of our age – and it is – then the hipster is our archetype of ironic living." But [...]

Hippo Transforms into a Bar

During his life, French sculptor François-Xavier Lalanne (1927-2008) made several metal hippopatamus figures with built-in compartments. This glorious bronze specimen opens to reveal a bar. It was typical of Lalanne’s playful approach to art: He wanted, he once said, to bring the notion of usefulness to sculpture and to demystify art, which he regarded as a [...]

The Missing Links: Life at the Fair

LIFE at the Fair Check out these shots from their photo gallery of shots taken at a 1930s fair, a collection that includes this baffling shot of chimps in little cars. * Will Ferrell. In Sweden. Drinking Old Milwaukee. Makes perfect sense, right? * You Just Never Know: Do We Actually Live In A Giant Computer Simulation? You wouldn’t [...]

Halloween Started A Long, Long Time Ago

Séamus Gallagher reminds us that monsters aren’t scary; real life is. Let’s hide in the closet until it’s all over. Link -via Pleated Jeans

11 Creative Breakthroughs People Had in Their Sleep

You know what visions I get in my dreams? Visions of falling off of buildings (and doing the full body spasm thing when I hit the ground). These 11 people, on the other hand, had dreams that changed the world. Let’s hope that my visions take a turn toward genius sometime soon. Until then, I’ll [...]