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The Missing Links: Stupid Uses For the Moon

A Very Useful Machine Is this the best Rube Goldberg machine ever? If you aren’t familiar with them, first check out what they are. Then watch this incredible example in action: * A Very Useless Machine You’ve seen the world’s most useless machine. Now see it turned into a perfect analogy for our political climate. * There Aren’t Many [...]

The Missing Links: Super Creepy Ventriloquist Dummies

Honest Abe On the Big Screen The trailer for Steven Spielberg’s new film Lincoln is out and it looks great. But a lot of people are mentioning how high Lincoln’s voice sounds, and some are even creating parodies imagining other high-pitched characters as the Pres. Also: Check out this story of how one man’s great, great [...]

4 Regular People Who Negotiated High-Profile Surrenders

Trained law enforcement officers and negotiators apprehend the vast majority of criminals. Sometimes, though, a civilian steps in and makes their job much easier. Let’s look at four citizen heroes who helped negotiate high-profile surrenders. 1. Sergeant-at-Arms Earns His Title A body’s sergeant-at-arms has the duty of keeping order during its meetings. On May 7, 1984, [...]

12 Foreign Objects

The late Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar had a pet hippopotamus named Pepe that went on the loose and was shot in 2009. This highly-detailed poster by Dan Zettwoch documents the foreign objects that Pepe ingested and were found after his death. Link -via Laughing Squid