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The Missing Links: Free Hot Pockets in Jersey

Photography That’s Part of This Nutritious Breakfast Cerealism uses crunchy breakfast treats to create interesting photographic landscapes. * Cory Booker Has Some Good News & Some Bad News The popular mayor of Newark got the citizens of his hurricane-ravaged city a bunch of free food. But they’re Hot Pockets. Relevant: Because it’s still funny. * Don’t Put [...]

50 Main Street

Falah Khatib, Newark, Delaware Do you live on 50 Main Street, Anytown, USA? Then you’re part of a unique but very diverse slice of America. Italian-born photographer Piero Ribelli spent six years criss-crossing the country to interview and [...]

How to Ship Olympic Horses

How do you get horses for the Olympic equestrian events to London? Believe it or not, you ship them by Fed Ex! Getting the animals overseas wasn’t as big a task as you might think. All it took was a little help from Federal Express and a few talented people who specialize in transporting animals. The horses, [...]

24 Collectible Buttons

Christen Carter has accumulated thousands of historic buttons over the years. Beautiful ones. Hilarious ones. Crafty ones. Below, you’ll find two dozen of the best, but there are many, many more over at the ButtonMuseum.org. Tell us your favorite in the comments! This button was available in the 60s-70s in head shops, record shops and ephemera shops. This [...]

Birds of a Feather

GETTING GOOSED The events of January 15, 2009, gave new meaning to the fear of flying. At 3:27PM, a flock of Canadian geese struck an outbound plane leaving LaGuardia, blowing out both engines and sending the aircraft plummeting to the ground. The incident made a hero of Captain Chesley Sullenberger, who safely piloted the plane into [...]

6 Romantic Movie Gestures That Could Get You Prison Time

C. Coville of Cracked has a list of six romantic scenes in movies that, if people actually carried them out, would probably lead to a few years in the pokey. Such as running through an airport, bypassing security, in order to profess your love to someone before s/he gets on a plane and leaves forever. [...]

5 Stories of People Delivered as Cargo

You hear about cases of smugglers who traffic in slaves or illegal immigrants as cargo, often with horrific outcomes. But there are a few stories of people who shipped themselves by mail or cargo carrier which turned out relatively happily. It’s not so easy to do that with today’s regulations. Do not attempt this yourself. 1. [...]

A Writer Grows in Brooklyn – part 2

Yesterday, you were shocked to learn how many amazing writers once called Brooklyn ‘home.’ (You were shocked, weren’t you?) Today, we’ll take a closer look at some of those writers and learn some odd facts about them. For instance, most people say Truman Capote formally established the non-fiction novel in 1965 with In Cold Blood. Cold [...]

The Fans Strike Back: 9 Sports Protests

In Washington, DC, Redskins fans are mailing “Fan Cards” to team headquarters and local media outlets, renouncing their fandom as a result of the actions of owner Daniel Snyder. In Cleveland, legendary fan “Dawg Pound Mike” is encouraging Browns fans to stay out of their seats for the opening kickoff of the team’s Monday night [...]

Your Most Memorable Field Trip

Today my wife and I are celebrating our five-year anniversary. I’m taking a half day, so half these questions are new and the other half I’ve asked before. 1. Growing up in North Jersey, we had our share of memorable field trips—The Land of Make Believe, Turtle Back Zoo, Waterloo Village, Hershey Park, and various museums [...]