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Radi-Aid

(YouTube link) Africans are banding together to help their brothers and sisters in Norway. The goal is to send radiators to those poor cold Norwegians, and spread the warmth of global brotherhood. The theme song is performed by an all-star group called Africa for Norway. Link -via Everlasting Blort

Couples Who Share Housework More Likely to Divorce

A Norwegian study called “Equality in the Home” found that couples who split housework are 50% more likely to divorce than couples in which the woman does most of the work. And the more housework the husband does, the higher the divorce rate climbs. However, guys, that does not mean that if you quit helping [...]

9 Things You Can Do Underwater

If you can do it on land, someone will find a way to do it underwater. And then they’ll find a way to get others to do it, too! 1. Listen to Music The Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce and US-1 Radio 104.1FM presents an annual Underwater Music Festival just off Big Pine Key in Florida. The [...]

Survivorman Returns

Image courtesy of Discovery Channel. I’m a big fan of Les Stroud, better known as Survivorman. When his survival show first appeared on Discovery seven years ago, it was a breath of fresh air — by shooting everything himself (he lugs all the gear with him; no crew), Stroud gave us a voice in the [...]

Five Olympians Who Won Fame by Losing

People love to root for the underdog, and we all love a good story. Every once in a while an athlete or a team makes it to the Olympics and fails so spectacularly (often with an interesting backstory) that they become a fan favorite just for participating. Remember the Jamaican bobsled team? Their underdog status endeared [...]

4 Times Olympians Refused Their Medals

Getty Images South Korean fencer Shin A-Lam provided one of the indelible images of the 2012 London Olympics when she staged an hour-long, tearful protest after losing to Germany’s Britta Heidemann in an individual epee semifinal match. Shin’s coach claimed Heidemann’s winning hit came after the final second on the clock, which was being controlled by [...]

LEGO Battle of Helms Deep

This unbelievably detailed replica of the Battle of Helm’s Deep was created by Daniel Z was created for a department store display in Oslo, Norway. I don’t know about you guys, bit I would sure as heck shop at a store that prominently displayed something this delightfully geeky. Link Via Geekosystem

Celestial Lights

Celestial Lights is an absolutely gorgeous stop motion video clip by Ole C. Salomonsen of Arctic Light Photo about the northern lights. Ole filmed the video in the northern parts of Norway, Finland and [...]

Fun With Copyright Traps: 10 Hoax Definitions, Paper Towns and Other Things That Don’t Exist

Facts are hard to copyright—impossible, actually. This is problematic for people who deal in information; any reference material is factual, and therefore difficult to protect from dirty, lying thieves who want to steal your work. That’s where fictitious entries come in: facts become very easy to copyright when they aren’t true. These are people, places [...]

11 Countries Where Same-Sex Marriage is Legal

© Kimberly White/Corbis On Tuesday, North Carolina voted to amend their constitution making gay marriage illegal. In response, on Wednesday President Obama came out in support of same-sex marriage. It will probably be a long time before anything is decided here. But eleven other countries have already legalized gay marriage. Here are their stories. 1. The Netherlands In [...]