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10 Sports Heroes You Won’t Find On Wheaties Boxes

Shame on Wheaties for ignoring the heroes of elephant polo, sumo wrestling, and bullfighting! At our breakfast of champions, they’re always at the head of the table. 1. Sumo Wrestling: Akebono Taro (Image credit: Philbert Ono via Wikipedia) The only slim thing about sumo wrestling is the chance of becoming a yokozuna, or grand champion. Throughout the centuries, [...]

Why Do People Say “Holy Mackerel”?

Stephanie and her curious two-year-old want to know why we sometimes say “Holy Mackerel!” Unfortunately, the answer is about as clear as the tomato sauce Brits like to douse the fish in. Mackerel image via Shutterstock One thing most experts agree on is that the phrase is a euphemism for Holy Mary. Blurting “Holy Mackerel” instead of [...]

10 Stories Behind Dr. Seuss Stories on the 20th Anniversary of His Death

This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the day we lost Theodor Seuss Geisel, who passed away on September 24, 1991. Here are some Dr. Seuss stories Stacy Conradt collected a few years back. 1. The Lorax. In case you haven’t read The Lorax, it’s widely recognized as Dr. Seuss’ take on environmentalism and how [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Wayne Newton

You don’t earn a nickname like “Mr. Las Vegas” without leading a pretty interesting life. Let’s take a look at five things you might not know about the child star who became one of America’s most beloved crooners. 1. He Got an Early Start According to Newton’s website, he decided to become a musician after his [...]

The Late Movies: Famous Doctors

Yesterday, Senator Harry Reid rolled out the Senate version of the health care reform bill. At 2,074 pages, it’s enough to make your head explode. For tonight’s Late Movies, we invite you to take your mind off the debate with some clips of amazing doctors at work. Here are ten of Dr. J’s top dunks from [...]