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The Sad Story of Alfred Nobel

Despite being one of the richest people in Europe, Alfred Nobel was not a happy man. The Swedish industrialist made his fortune by inventing (and later producing) dynamite. But his work made him a recluse. He spent most of his life traveling to oversee his vast multinational business, and he filled the rest of his [...]

Strong’s Spiked Mace

Strong’s Spike Mace – $15.95 Do you feel it is your right, nay duty, to introduce your nieces and nephews to the world of medieval weaponry? Why not start them off early with Strong’s Spike Mace from the NeatoShop. This soft spiked plush mace makes adorable rattling and clattering sounds as you swing it around. Also [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Obscure Disney Characters

No doubt you’re familiar with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and their posse of pen-and-ink pals. They all have incredibly complicated (and sometimes contradicting) backstories involving rarely-seen relations who pop up when it’s convenient to a comic strip plot. Here are 10 little-known Disney characters you’re probably never going to find signing autographs at [...]