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The 12 Men Who Walked on the Moon

In the wake of the passing of Neil Armstrong, many people have expressed sadness at the fact that the Apollo lunar missions were so long ago, and that soon there will be no one left alive who actually went to the moon. Randall Munroe of xkcd addressed that concept some time ago. It’s time we [...]

Gorilla Gets Pet Bunny Rabbit

Samantha is a 47-year-old western lowland gorilla who lives at the Erie Zoo. Her gorilla partner died in 2005, and zoo officials believe she is too old to confront another new gorilla. But to keep her from loneliness, they found her a companion in a young Dutch rabbit named Panda. “To have something sharing their space [...]

Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue” Was Written by Shel Silverstein

To celebrate what would have been Johnny Cash’s 80th birthday, let’s look behind the scenes of his classic hit about a boy seeking revenge on the father who gave him a girl’s name. © Chris Hoffmann/dpa/Corbis / © Jeff Albertson/CORBIS In February 1969, Johnny Cash had a party at his house in Hendersonville, TN. As the evening [...]

Six Famous Thought Experiments

(YouTube link) Six famous thought experiments explained humorously in a minute each, by David Mitchell of the BBC’s That Mitchell and Webb Look. Produced by The Open University. -via The Daily What

Doolittle’s Raid

Colonel Doolittle (second from left) and his flight crew. The following is an article from the book Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Salutes the Armed Forces. After Japanese air power struck a stunning tactical blow to the U.S. military forces at Pearl Harbor, a retaliatory strike against the Japanese was a priority for president Frankin D. Roosevelt, who [...]

NASA disputes Ed Mitchell camera claim

NASA have sued former astronaut Edgar Mitchell over his possession of a camera used on the moon. Mitchell’s lawyer maintains that the camera, which wa…

Summation of a Typical Facebook Argument

Chase Mitchell has pretty much nailed it in this piece, right down to the appropriate profile pictures. Read the rest at the link. Link -via QA Hates You

10 Parody Novels That Get the Last Laugh

Ask someone what his or her favorite parody movie is and you’ll hear Blazing Saddles, Airplane!, or some other classic of the genre. But ask what their favorite parody novel is and you’ll likely get a blank stare. To help you answer this difficult, life-defining question the next time you’re asked, here are the stories [...]

Step Back In Time. Belfast, 1901.

YouTube link. This two-minute video, from the Mitchell and Kenyon Collection of the British Film Institute, does not show any historically important or humorous events. Instead, what one sees is a view from a horse-drawn tramcar on Royal Street in Belfast at the beginning of the last century. If you find this interesting, there are three companion [...]

Corn Palace

The Mitchell Corn Palace is a multi-purpose arena/facility located in Mitchell, South Dakota. It is a popular tourist destination, visited by more than 500,000 people each year. The Moorish Revival building is decorated with Crop art; the murals and designs covering the building are made from corn and other grains. It also hosts the home [...]