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11 Not-So-Famous People We Lost in 2012

It’s been a solemn year for the deaths of famous and significant people – and as always, many died who were less famous, but should be saluted nonetheless for their contributions to the world. Here are 11 of the lesser-known greats who passed this year. 1. Murray Lender: Bagel Tycoon Lender’s Bagels Historical Images Murray Lender, son of [...]

The Missing Links: Murray and the Magician

Life at the DNC Take a look at the fantastic shots compiled by LIFE at the Democratic National Convention over a handful of decades. * First World Problems: 1920s Edition And other memes from the roaring decade. * D’oh Hackers obtain information about millions of Apple users … from an FBI laptop. * A Magician Never Tells. But a Little Kid [...]

The Most Famous Mutts Ever

Mutts sometimes get a bad rap because they are less predictable and lack the supposedly superior genetics of purebreds, but scientists have performed multiple studies showing that mixed breed dogs are actually much healthier and often live longer than their purebred counterparts. While there is no definitive answer as to which is better because everyone’s [...]

Thrill Murray: The Bill Murray Coloring Book

What could be more awesome than Bill Murray (other than his South Atlantic League’s baseball hall of fame acceptance speech and except for Garfield)? How about this: Thrill Murray, [...]

5 Questions: Murray Up

Good luck with today’s 5 Questions quiz: Murray Up

If a Foul Ball Hits You, Does the Team Owe You Anything?

© RHONA WISE/epa/Corbis On August 29, former Philly and current Florida Marlins infielder Greg Dobbs hit a kid in the face with a line drive foul ball while playing the Mets at Citi Field. The 12-year-old fan, from Long Island, suffered from severe internal bleeding, had to have had two blood transfusions and four CT scans, and spent five [...]

Celebrities As Russian Generals

I was surprised when I learned just how well Bill Murray could pull off the look of an 1800’s Russian general. But he’s not the only celebrity that looks right in the role. Replaceface features an array of modern celebrities in this classic portrait style. Link Via BuzzFeed

Winnie Ille Pu: The Latin Versions of 10 Modern Stories

Despite its status as a “dead” language, pretty much anything can be translated into Latin. Here are 10 modern classics that might make Latin class more fun. 1. Winnie the Pooh A Latin translation of Winnie the Pooh, by A.A. Milne, was published for the first time in 1960. Alexander Lenard, the translator, was also a physician, [...]

Vanishing Store Fronts

One of my favorite things about New York City is the incredible variety of stores, restaurants and services the city contains. Nestled into nearly every block of city real estate, scattered between chain coffee shops and fast food franchises, is a little treasure to be explored. A mom & pop joint. A dive. A hole [...]

World’s First Organ Donor Dies -56 Years Later

Ronald Lee Herrick was 79 years old when he died Monday in a Maine hospital from complications of heart surgery. He did not die from kidney failure, even though he only had one, and his identical twin brother suffered from renal failure in 1954. That was the year Herrick donated a healthy kidney to his [...]