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12 Historical Speeches Nobody Ever Heard

For every speech, there are a bunch of versions that ended up on the writers’ room floor. Here are 12 speeches that were written but, for a variety of reasons, never delivered. 1. “In Event of Moon Disaster” As the world nervously waited for Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to land on the moon, Nixon speechwriter William [...]

Skip the Long Security Lines at the Airport with a Wheelchair

Long wait at the airport security line? Savvy travelers know the shortcut: simply request an airport wheelchair, no proof of disability required! The practice, tacitly endorsed by a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy [...]

Cebu Style

(YouTube link) You knew it was coming. The inmates at Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center in the Philippines dance to PSY’s “Gangnam Style.” In the rain, no less. -via Blame It On The Voices Previously: More from the Cebu inmates.

11 Game of Thrones Cakes

Last week I noticed that I’d seen more than one awesome cake decorated on the theme of the TV show Game of Thrones. Actually, I could count several, so obviously there were even more such cakes on the internet. Has any other TV show inspired so many bakers to make cakes? Maybe Star Trek, but [...]

For Better or For Worse

Photo via moctodtidderptth/reddit Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, has been drenched with 11 days of rain from Typhoon Saola. More than half of the city is under water, but that didn’t stop [...]

31 Bizarre Foreign Titles for American Movies

Film is perhaps America’s greatest cultural export. That said, not every American film title translates well into other languages. To bridge the gap, foreign marketers take some very intriguing creative liberties. Many of the best mangled film titles come from China, where they are downright magical at jazzing up boring old English titles. 1. Pretty Woman [...]

11 Memories of Not-So-Modern Medicine

Medicines and medical practices have come a long way. Here are some items that have vanished from medicine cabinets in the last few decades. 1. Mercurochrome Most folks over the age of 30 have never heard of this topical antiseptic. But many of us Boomers begged mom to daub our cuts and scrapes with the relatively painless [...]

Giant killer crocodile breaks world record

A massive crocodile caught in the Philippines has been confirmed as the largest in the world. At a staggering seven meters in length, the enormous rep…

Garbage Chicken

Dumpster diving, or "urban foraging" for you hipsters, has taken somewhat of an aura of eco-activism and frugality here in the United States, but it’s often a matter of life and death in other [...]

The Restaurant at a Waterfall

Your bread might get soggy, but the view is worth it. At the Villa Escudero resort in the Philippines, you can dine right next to a waterfall. Don’t bother wearing shoes because the water runs right through the dining and buffet area. Link -via Bit Rebels | Photo: maryan54