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Moustache November

November, the greatest month of the year (for several reasons including but not limited to my Birthday, Thanksgiving, turkeys, more pumpkins, football, and cranberry sauce) is fast approaching. Who wants to make it a Moustache Movember? Seriously, I’ll try it if you guys do. I most likely will end up with a sad excuse for [...]

Owl attacks on the increase

Within the last month at least four runners have been attacked by hostile owls without provocation. When out on a run the risks of being set upon by a…

12 Cool Oreo Flavors You’ve Probably Never Had

Oreo made big news last month when they released their candy corn flavor, but that’s not even that crazy compared to some of their other flavors -half grape and half peach anyone? Have you guys ever had any of these odd Oreo flavors? Link

UFO sighted over New York State

A silvery disc-shaped object was sighted over the town of Vestal this month by Brian Titus. Titus had been at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton when he …

The Missing Links: The Last Moment Robot

Let’s Save These 11 Places, Shall We? On this day of amazing lists of 11 here at mental_floss, it seems fitting to share another notable compilation of that number. here National Geographic presents a photo rundown of the 11 Most Endangered U.S. Historic Places. Also, I checked out the Wikipedia page for the number eleven – [...]

Mark Malkoff’s Netflix Challenge

(YouTube link) Since you pay for Netflix by the month, how low can you bring the price-per-movie down by watching as many as you can? Mark Malkoff tried to find out, by devoting a month to the experiment. I don’t see how he did it, because I couldn’t find anywhere near that many movies I’d care [...]

12 Geeky Fire-hydrants

You may recall my post last month about geeky trashcans where I talked about painting the local fire-hydrant when I was a kid to look like Uncle Sam during the bicentennial. So apparently I wasn’t alone in the painting of the fire-hydrant business. Here, then, are 13 more I discovered lurking online. Have a favorite? [...]

Slow Motion Car Crash Lasts a Month

(Video Link) (Video Link) Watch a disaster unfold. You’ll need about a month. Well, if not for time-lapse videos, you would. Jonathan Schipper’s art exhibit at the AV Festival in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, showed a car crashing into a wall. Every hour, the car was moved forward 7 millimeters. Over the course of a month, visitors [...]

The Official Winners of the Pi Day Contest

Last month, I put up a post about the great geeky pies made for National Pi Day that included the one above that I speculated should win this year’s contest. Well, the results have finally been released and sure enough, Shannon N.’s creation won. You can check out the rest of the winners over at [...]

At the Libraries: Panem Geography

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment! Here are two great links for everyone who’s excited about The Hunger Games movie. First, a possible rendering of Panem. I live in either the wilderness [...]