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The Man Who Made Justin Bieber

"Wherever there’s talent, there’s talent manager," wrote Lizzie Widdicombe in this New Yorker article. Mozard had his father Leopold, Elvis had Colonel Tom Parker. The Backstreet Boys [...]

7 Fabulously-named Fossils

When I researched the post 14 Great Names for Bugs, I found other wonderful species names, including some creatures that no longer exist. Still, extinct species are part of our history, and they get names, too. Sometimes really inventive names! 1. Bambiraptor Feinbergi Bambiraptor feinbergi is a 75-million-year-old theropod dinosaur that was named after the Disney deer [...]

The Jackson Family Feud

Katherine Jackson’s nine children have lived their whole lives in the public eye. Michael Jackson tried to shield his three children, Prince, Paris, and Blanket, from publicity, but two of them are teenagers now and have discovered the power of social media. In the past week, Katherine Jackson was gone for several days under mysterious [...]

Michael

(vimeo link) The only motivation I can see for this video is “How many weird non-pornographic things can we do with a cat in 30 seconds?” The result is exceedingly odd. And then they go and give it the mundane title of Michael. -via Everlasting Blort

Man Pursues His 30th College Degree

Many students can’t wait to be done with school, but not Michael Nicholson. The 71-year-old Michigan man has earned 29 college degrees and is now pursuing his 30th: "I just stayed in school and took menial jobs to pay for the [...]

Redwoods, the Super Trees

Photo: Michael Nichols/National Geographic That sure looks high off the ground! National Geographic photographer Michael "Nick" Nichols snapped the photo of botanist Marie Antoine passing a core sample of a [...]

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 54

Welcome back to the game that is sweeping the nation, GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments. Pink Floyd – Money Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You Michael Jackson – Thriller Shania Twain – Man! I Feel Like A Woman! AC/DC – Back In Black Fleetwood [...]

Ignore Hitler

Michael is a Scottish artist and blogger who plays Draw Something, the popular game where people guess words from other’s drawings. Only Michael always draws Hitler. Hitler usually has nothing to do with the target word, so the words “ignore Hitler” are also included. He’s done this so much that he has posted his drawings [...]

A Different Homecoming Surprise

(YouTube link) Most of the “homecoming surprise” videos you see are families being surprised by a service member coming home from deployment. This story, however, has a twist. Melissa Cooney submitted the video of her husband Staff Sgt. Jeremy Cooney and son Michael to the Welcome Home Blog. “When my husband left on his deployment, our 6-year-old [...]

The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Was 20 Years Ago Today

On April 20, 1992, a veritable “Who’s Who” (and, in a few cases, “Who’s That?”) played before 72,000 fans at London’s Wembley Stadium to celebrate the life of Freddie Mercury and to raise funds for The Mercury Phoenix Trust, an AIDS charity organization that is still active today. Tickets sold out three hours after they [...]