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The Carrot Rebellion

Spain recently raised the value-added-tax (VAT) on cultural activates to 21%, which didn’t sit well with theater owners. One theater in Bescanó staged a revolt by using carrots! Theater owner Quim Marcé explains: “We said, ‘This is the end of our theater, and many others.’ But then the next morning, I thought, we’ve got to do [...]

The 2012 Olympic Torch Relay

Less than a month to go before the opening of the London Olympics, and we are halfway through the 70-day Olympic Torch Relay that takes the Olympic Flame through all four countries of the United Kingdom. The route covers 8,000 miles and involves 8,000 relay runners. Photograph of the Olympic torch passing through Dunfermline, Scotland, by [...]

7 of the World’s Craziest Roads

Pack the jerky, a few friends, and maybe a few extra hundreds for those hefty gas prices. ‘Tis the season for summer road trips! In the spirit of all things cruise control, here are just a few of the world’s craziest roads to either try out or actively avoid for your next bus/car/bike/trike/motorcycle adventure. Happy [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Victims of the Best New Artist Grammy Curse

For the most part, the Best New Artist award has gone to people and bands that are still relevant (or at least known) today. Bette Midler won in 1974, Sade was the newcomer in 1986, Mariah Carey won in 1991, and a little band called the Beatles won in 1965. But it’s not necessarily an [...]

Star Trek-Style Door Swooshes when It Opens

(Video Link) Marc, an engineer who lives in Miami, built a pneumatic sliding door for his home. It was inspired by the sliding doors on Star Trek: The Next Generation. An air compressor engages two 16-inch pistons to slide the door along a track. At the link, you can view detailed photos showing how Marc built [...]

Digest This: 9 Celebrities Who’ve Written Cookbooks

You could turn to a celebrity chef if you need a solid recipe, but why ask an expert like Bobby Flay for advice when you can get a recipe from a celebrity who dabbles in the kitchen? Let’s take a look at a few examples from the hot “celebrities writing cookbooks” genre. 1. Cookin’ with [...]

Gapped Teeth Are Becoming Fashionable

Diastema (a gap between teeth) has often been viewed as a cosmetic defect, but there are indications that modeling agencies, fashion designers, and casting directors have changed their point of view. At model casting calls for New York’s fashion week, which begins today, one of the most coveted attributes is an affront to modern orthodontics: gapped [...]

The Carrot Tree

Sometimes the best idea are the simplest! Marc of Wooster Collective posted this “carrot tree” in Antwerp, Belgium. Sadly, no other detail is forthcoming – does anyone know what this is all about? A viral campaign to make people eat their carrots? Link