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The Missing Links: Grand Theft Space Shuttle

Selling Your Body To Science – While You’re Still Living Getty Images Writer and 30 Rock cast member John Lutz (he’s the one on the left) has done just that, and is writing a book about his experience. * In the Land Before Color Photography… Everyone was super weird and creepy. * Have A Laugh At Laughter’s Expense The [...]

The Hipster Games

You know it’s coming. Here’s the latest The Hunger Games spoof: The Hipster Games, where five districts – Portland, Brooklyn, Oakland, Austin, and Silverlake – brave the lack of PBR and brunch to fight to the death. May the trends be ever [...]

The Deadly Dole Air Race

The Dole Air Race of August 16, 1927 was from Oakland, California, to Honolulu, Hawaii, for a prize of $35,000. Fifteen planes were registered. Eleven qualified to start. Two crashed on the way to the starting point, and another crashed during a test flight before the race. Things only got worse once the race began. On [...]

Five Potentially Great Power Couples (and why they never made it)

1. Bobby Fischer and Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand, the future Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winner, actually attended the same Brooklyn high school as Bobby Fischer, who at the time was already competing in and winning international chess tournaments. Streisand later confided that she had a crush on the chess player, saying that he “was always [...]

Just a Slight Delay, Folks! End of World Moved to October 21, 2011

So, obviously the world didn’t end on May 21, 2011 – but don’t you worry. Harold Camping, the Family Radio preacher who was behind the (most recent) doomsday movement said that Armageddon is still coming. The new date? October 21. So mark that on your calendar for the next End of the World Party (I’ll bring [...]

9 Things to Remember About Bobcat Goldthwait

“You can’t really pick how you’re going to be remembered,” Bobcat Goldthwait said on last month’s WTF with Marc Maron podcast. “I could cure AIDS, and my obit photo is gonna be me in a uniform going WAAAAAHH!” So what should we remember about the comedian, director, voice artist and Police Academy star? Let’s take a [...]

The Other Millenium Falcon

Photo: Telstar Logistics [Flickr] It may not have done a Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs, but it seems to be holding up well against two AT-ATs in the background! Todd Lappin of Telstar Logistics found the “other” Millenium Falcon in action in Oakland, California. Link

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Bill Russell

Today is NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell’s 77th birthday. Let’s look at five things you might not know about the legendary Celtics center. 1. He Wasn’t a Blue-Chip Prospect Most sports fans know the old story about Michael Jordan being cut from his high school’s varsity hoops team as a sophomore, but Russell had to [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Famous Student Sections in College Basketball

I went to my first Duke game last week, and I have to say – I was impressed. The fans were pretty amazing. The Cameron Crazies have been repeatedly ranked as the best student section in college sports, but there are definitely some other frenzied fans out there trying to give them a run for [...]

Jack LaLanne RIP: 10 Facts About Jack LaLanne You Didn’t Know

Jack LaLanne at 92 (photo: nathancreminsino [Flickr]) The fitness guru Jack LaLanne has died. Now, many of you knew him only as an old man (albeit with a younger man’s trim physique) hawking his juicer, but Jack was a true pioneer in fitness and nutrition. In tribute to “The Godfather of Fitness,” here are Neatorama’s 10 Facts [...]