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The Missing Links: Life at the Fair

LIFE at the Fair Check out these shots from their photo gallery of shots taken at a 1930s fair, a collection that includes this baffling shot of chimps in little cars. * Will Ferrell. In Sweden. Drinking Old Milwaukee. Makes perfect sense, right? * You Just Never Know: Do We Actually Live In A Giant Computer Simulation? You wouldn’t [...]

Music History #6: “American Pie”

“American Pie” Written and performed by Don McLean (1971) Getty Images The Music “I can’t remember if I cried when I read about his widowed bride But something touched me deep inside the day the music died” The phrase “The day the music died” is familiar to us today as shorthand for the 1959 plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, [...]

The Late Movies: Songs About Hot Summers

On this date in 1935, the Dust Bowl heat wave reached its peak, with temperatures reaching 109°F in Chicago, Illinois and 104°F in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As we sweat through another long, hot summer in America, here are six songs inspired by rising temps (or at least six songs that make us think of hot summer [...]

5 More People Who Accidentally Found a Fortune

We’ve all found something that we thought might be worth a lot of money. We have not all been fortunate enough to stumble across anything actually worth a fortune. Rob has shared some of these stories before, but here are a few more people who accidentally discovered something incredibly valuable. 1. A 500-Year-Old Pendant Taking a three-year-old [...]

8 Celebrities Arrested for Obscenity (and What It Was They Said or Did)

Freedom of speech? Not if it’s deemed “obscene.” These celebrities found that out the hard way. Though they weren’t all convicted, they did end up fighting costly battles in court and had their names dragged through the mud, though in some cases – looking at you, Hugh Hefner – it only helped their causes. Read [...]

Vintage Bus Tickets

A Vintage Flavor has a dozen bus tickets from Milwaukee in the 1930s. Imagine riding the bus all week for just a dollar! In those days, it was cost-effective to redesign the passes every week to discourage re-use or counterfeiting. Or maybe they just liked them to look nice! Link -via Metafilter

Rescue Cat Saves Shelter

Daniel the shelter cat only has 26 toes, which is not enough to earn him a world record, but is certainly more than you or I have! The polydactyl cat was taken in by the Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center when shelter owner Amy Rowell spotted him at the pound, and now Daniel has returned the [...]

Teams That Haven’t Won a World Series

Store this away for a future trivia night. There are still eight current major league teams that have never won the World Series: the San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays, Washington Nationals, Houston Astros, Colorado Rockies, Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers.

The Old Milwaukee Brewers Logo Was an M and a B

The Milwaukee Brewers just won their first playoff series since 1982. I just wanted to point out the M and B in their old logo. I thought I was the last person to figure this out, but there’s a Facebook group called “Best Day of My Life: When I Realized the Brewers Logo Was a [...]