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The Missing Links: The First Rule of the Anti-Flirt Club Is…

TED + The Onion = Onion Talks This skewering of TED’s TED Talks is hilarious and perfectly executed. * The Five-Second Rule: Debunked But not before countless generations have taken a chance on a recently dropped piece of candy. * Splendid Silhouettes I know three things about Olly Moss: 1. He is an artist 2. He has the coolest [...]

The James K. Polk Trivia Contest (Winners!)

A while back we announced our James K. Polk Trivia Contest, which was posted in part because of a crack I made about the Polk administration on The Rachael Ray Show. (Note: That’s the weirdest sentence I’ve ever typed.) We opened it up to trivia about all the lesser-known presidents, and hundreds and hundreds of entries [...]

History of the U.S.: Matthew Perry Causes Chaos in Japan

Matthew Perry – the Commodore, not the Friend, caused a bit of a ruckus when he visited Japan in 1853. Prior to that, Japan’s seclusion laws kept them pretty much sealed off from the rest of the world. Perry had instructions from President Millard Fillmore, though, and he wasn’t about to be scared off by [...]