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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 [...]

Dot-WTF? These Top-Level Domains Could Be Coming Your Way

In June, ICANN announced that over 1,400 new generic top-level domain names (in other words, .wedding, .sex, and .lawyer) were under consideration to join the familiar .com and its kin. Weirdness has ensued. A Brief Technical Lesson In the world of web domains, there are two crucial parts: the Domain Name itself (like “mentalfloss”) and [...]

Pop Culture Locations With A Comic Book Look

Illustrator Tim Doyle had a rather clever premise in mind while creating the pieces for his debut art show “Unreal Estate”- give various locations from pop culture an artistic makeover.  Here’s what Tim has to say about this series: “Unreal Estate” is a collection of locations that many of us know and have been to on [...]

Meanwhile, in the Dominican Republic

Where do you go to buy things to decorate your walls? Wall*Mart, of course! Buzzfeed’s Mike Hayes took this picture in the Dominican Republic. Link

Secret Santaism Is in Full Swing

Last week we shared last week about a woman in Michigan paying off three random layaway tabs at her local K-Mart. As her story spread, many other people stepped up to help out local families in need. One shopper paid $1200 to help half a dozen people who were about to lose their items due [...]

Happy Boss’s Day: 9 of the Worst Bosses Ever

It’s Boss’s Day, and while many of us have supervisors who have totally earned that “World’s Best Boss” mug, I bet lots of you at least briefly contemplated adding a little extra something to the cookies you brought in this morning.  Even so, here are nine bosses who likely make your less-than-stellar supervisor look like [...]

Happy Boss’s Day: Nine of the Worst Bosses Ever

It’s Boss’s Day, and while many of us have supervisors who have totally earned that “World’s Best Boss” mug, I bet lots of you at least briefly contemplated adding a little extra something to the cookies you brought in this morning.  Even so, here are nine bosses who likely make your less-than-stellar supervisor look like [...]

4 Million Bananas: Wal-Mart by the Numbers

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court threw out a colossal class-action suit against Wal-Mart on behalf of about 1.5 million female workers, who claimed the retail behemoth had discriminated against them in both promotions and wages. The court didn’t say whether or not Wal-Mart had indeed discriminated against the ladies—only that the suit could not [...]

10 Ridiculous, True Job Termination Stories

I’ve been doing some research on how/why people lose their jobs. I think there’s a funny/sad book in it. Anyway, here are 10 real (short) anecdotes from real people who’ve given me permission to post. I’ve changed their names to protect their identities. If you’ve got a good/sad/funny/ridiculous story, please leave it in the comments below [...]

Climate Control for Your Desk

Have you ever worked in one of those big office buildings with air conditioning so arctic that people have to wear sweaters and jackets to work in the summer, or bring personal heaters for their cubicles? It’s a common problem, and an extremely wasteful one. I’m reminded of Wal-Mart, where the heating and cooling for [...]