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15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in August

National Underwear Day/Getty Images At first glance, August might seem light on the holiday offerings. We dug a little deeper to find a healthy helping of celebrations to help you beat the heat. 1. August 1st: National Girlfriends Day Rest easy, boyfriends of the world, this holiday has nothing to do with you. National Girlfriends Day honors [...]

Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Sad Readers

Sad news, detectives. Donald J. Sobol, the creator of Encyclopedia Brown, passed away on July 11 at the age of 87. Sobol wrote 28 books starring 10-year-old Leroy Brown, with the next one, Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Soccer Scheme, scheduled to come out this fall. In honor of Sobol, here are a [...]

Orvillecopter: The Helicopter Cat

Most people bury or cremate their pets, some people stuff them, but Dutch artist Bart Jansen had a different idea for his dead kitty Orville. He turned the dead cat into a remote controlled helicopter, saying: It’s a tribute to the cat [...]

The Late Movies: Happy Birthday, Clint Eastwood!

Today, Clint Eastwood turns 81. We’re celebrating with clips from some of his best work on the silver screen—from spaghetti westerns to dark dramas and everything in between. Eastwood has won four Academy Awards and one honorary Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, which is given at the yearly Oscar ceremony. In short: the guy’s a [...]

9 Spooky Halloween Party Treats

Trick-or-treaters don’t eat homemade Halloween treats anymore, which is a shame for imaginative chefs. For those of you throwing a Halloween party, the sky is the limit for spooky, clever, and downright gruesome food and drinks. Try these out ahead of time, just in case your technique needs to be tweaked before the event. 1. Eyeball [...]

The Late Movies: Into The Air

Today marks the 109th anniversary of Orville and Wilbur Wright’s historic flight at Kitty Hawk. Tonight’s installment of the Late Movies takes a (light-hearted) look at some famous pop culture scenes inspired by leaving the bonds of Earth for the heavens above. To lead us off this evening, here is the very famous cockpit scene from [...]

Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines

Tomorrow marks the 106th anniversary of man’s affair with flight. Orville and Wilbur Wright developed fixed wing aircraft, as well as the controls that provide heavier-than-air powered flight. On December 17, 1903, the brothers took their Wright Flyer I to Kitty Hawk flatland, and after many attempts succeeded in their quest for flight. Following repairs, the [...]