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Sisko Wanted to Be Bald and Other Things You Might Not Know about Deep Space Nine

In 1993, Star Trek began a bold experiment: a series set on a fixed location. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was an unusual, experimental and gloriously successful contribution to the Star Trek universe. Here are some facts that you might not know about the show. 1. Brandon Tartikoff originally conceived of Deep Space Nine as The [...]

Most Dangerous Roads in the World, Part 7

“QUANTUM SHOT” #793 Link – article by Avi Abrams Crazy Routes in India and Tibet Today we present another (long-overdue) installment in our popular series The World’s Most Dangerous Roads, and we have to shudder showing you these vertigo-inducing images (although some hardened drivers may say “oh, shucks, it’s nothing [...]

Scenes From the 1908 London Olympic Marathon

In honor of today’s Olympic marathon, here’s a look back at the origin of the race, plus an explanation of the whole “.2″ business. Olympic Marathon, 1908 London Games/Getty Images In 490 BC, a soldier named Pheidippides supposedly ran from the battlefield at Marathon to the city of Athens to alert the troops of a Greek victory. [...]

The Time 18th-Century French Aristocrats Fled to Rural Pennsylvania

In 1793, the French Revolution was in full swing. Royal sympathizers—nobles, military officers, clergy, and other aristocrats—were guaranteed a sharp kiss from the guillotine. Frightened, thousands of aristocrats fled to neighboring countries like Austria and Prussia. A small handful of Nobles, however, escaped to a place so obscure that they were able to start their [...]

On Music: Beatlemania Week – No. 5

“Helter Skelter” This song off The White Album probably wouldn’t be so famous were it not for the Manson murders. More on that in a sec. But first, the inspiration for “Helter Skelter.” Paul McCartney has said he’d read a 1967 Guitar Player magazine interview with Pete Townshend where the Who’s guitarist described their latest single, [...]

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 44

< It’s Thursday. It’s Late. It’s time once again for the game that’s sweeping the nation, GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments section. Oasis – Wonderwall Kings Of Leon – Use Somebody The Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) The Black Crowes – [...]

The Wet and Wild History of the Super Soaker

For generations, kids spent their summers chasing each other around the backyard with simple water pistols that barely shot more than a few feet. But squirt guns got a major upgrade in the 1990s when the Super Soaker was introduced by Larami Toys. For over 20 years, these high-powered water guns have dominated [...]

Myth-Adventure: The True Story of Captain Kidd

The following is an article from Uncle John’s Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader. Here at the BRI,  we’re huge fans of Richard Zak’s books. They’re great bathroom reading. He has a new book coming out: The Pirate Hunter-The True Story of Captain Kidd. Here’s a teaser from his masterpiece, An Underground Education. WORKIN’ FOR THE MAN While the popular [...]

Taco Bell Sued over Beef Taco

Someone has got a beef with Taco Bell. A woman recently filed a lawsuit claiming that the fast food chain’s beef taco contain so little meat that it can’t be legally called “beef.” Attorney Dee Miles said attorneys had Taco Bell’s “meat mixture” tested and found it contained less that 35 percent beef. The lawsuit on behalf [...]

Fantastically Intense Wiring, Part 7

“QUANTUM SHOT” #48Link – Also read previous parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 The Mothers of All Messes (and maybe a few fathers, too) The goal of this series (other than to simply entertain) is to raise awareness about the abundance of various tangled messes in the world and to establish the humanitarian fund dedicated to [...]