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Cherry Pie Jello Shots

Michelle’s jello shots are wrapped around a real graham cracker pie crust. They were pretty easy to make. Just pour black cherry jello and flavored vodka into pie crusts, then chill overnight. She’s made similar jello shots with a pumpkin pie flavor. Link -via Foodbeast

What Do You Call Your Grandparents?

Reader Michelle has a question: “Are there any neat historical or regional terms for ‘grandma’ and ‘grandpa’ that my family might adopt? I’m having twins in January and my mom just asked what the kids will call them.” Since my family uses the standard Grandma, Grandpa, Nana, and Pop-Pop, I figured I’d throw this one out [...]

A Look Back at Battle of the Network Stars

Television viewers of the late 1970s who craved a combination of amateur athletics plus celebrity skin (mixed together with more cheese than a Wisconsin souvenir shop) had to look no further than Battle of the Network Stars. Inspired somewhat by ABC’s popular Wide World of Sports Superstars—an annual competition of professional athletes competing in a [...]

The Late Movies: Full House Musical Numbers

Even though Full House has been off the air since 1995, it’s one of the few shows that can suck me in for a good, long TV marathon. Recently, I realized just how many song-and-dance numbers were featured in the long-running family sitcom. Here are six. Did your favorite make the list? Lollipops and Gummy Bears The [...]

Plane Carrying Proposal Banner Crashes

Mike Flynn hired a plane to carry a banner sating “Will you marry me?” over the beach in Rhode Island where his girlfriend Michelle would see it. Ten minutes into the flight, pilot Mark Simmons noticed his engine was failing. The plane crashed, but Simmons was unhurt. Meanwhile, Flynn was waiting at the beach, not [...]

How One Dad Got Lawn Darts Banned

Lawn darts, or Jarts, were all the rage in the 1980s. With a few Jarts, a few friends, and a few beers, American backyard-barbecue-goers would lay down small plastic hoops as targets and play a game not entirely unlike horseshoes. Each player would toss the darts into the air, attempting to arc them into opposite [...]

11 Impressive Thanksgiving Cupcakes

Thanksgiving is a time for traditional foods, but there’s no reason you can’t celebrate with cupcakes! These cupcakes are already traditional in two ways: they either taste like traditional Thanksgiving foods or they are decorated with traditional holiday imagery. We’ve got both kinds for you here today. 1. Pilgrim Cupcakes We know the Pilgrim hat with a [...]

The Duggars are Expecting #20

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, famous for their large family, are expecting another child. This one will be their 20th. The family is the subject of the TLC series currently titled 19 Kids and Counting, which will presumably change when the new one arrives in April. The Tontitown, Ark., couple, who are parents to children Joshua, [...]

Man Proposes to Girlfriend with a "Will You Marry Me" Tattoo

Glen Robinson of Brisbane, Australia, initially didn’t want to make a formal proposal, but when he saw that this distressed his girlfriend, he decided to make a grand, romantic, and rather permanent gesture. He had the words “will you marry me” (no question mark) tattooed on his wrists: That evening, with the new tattoo still raw, [...]

Copper Underpants

A Chilean company called Monarch has developed a new type of underwear that, it claims, makes you cleaner: It’s like this: copper is merged with polyamide and the result is a type of oil that’s then turned into a wire. Machines take these wires and weave them inside the undie fabric so that the processed metal [...]