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Something Witty

Something witty and thought-provoking. That’s what my boss told me to write on this- post! I am actually super excited to find this because I have actually been to that restaurant (half off after 11!) in Pittsburgh- where I went to school. Seriously I have eaten there at least a dozen times as it was [...]

A Look Back at Battle of the Network Stars

Television viewers of the late 1970s who craved a combination of amateur athletics plus celebrity skin (mixed together with more cheese than a Wisconsin souvenir shop) had to look no further than Battle of the Network Stars. Inspired somewhat by ABC’s popular Wide World of Sports Superstars—an annual competition of professional athletes competing in a [...]

School Bus Yellow

"School Bus Yellow" is a color specifically designed for school buses because of its high visibility. In 1939, Columbia University professor Frank W. Cyr organized a conference to create school bus construction standards, including the [...]

The Late Movies: Geeking Out on “The Edge’s” Guitar Rig

Today in 1961, Dave Evans (known as “The Edge” of U2) was born. In the 51 years since, The Edge has become known for his layered, echoing guitar lines. He famously developed an ultra-complex guitar rig, involving a massive pedal board, a series of rack-mounted effects processors, a stunning array of pedals, and [...]

Mister Rogers’ Epic 9-Part, 4.5-Hour Interview

In 1999, Karen Herman interviewed Fred Rogers for the Archive of American Television. The resulting nine-part (roughly four-and-a-half hour) interview spans the career of the man we’ve come to know as Mister Rogers. Throughout, Rogers conveys the same gentle, honest wisdom we all expect from the best neighbor ever. It’s truly a [...]

Lawyerbot is Here!

That’s it. It’s official. The Robocalypse has begun, and as you may have suspected, lawyers are involved. Meet your new lawyerbot overlord: [...] a recent judicial ruling in the US has opened the doors to [...]

Who Invented the Knuckleball?

RAY STUBBLEBINE/Reuters/Landov New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey, the only active major leaguer who throws a knuckleball, hasn’t allowed an earned run in 42 2/3 innings and recently became the first pitcher since 1988 to throw back-to-back one-hitters. The 37-year-old, who looks to continue his mastery of opposing hitters on Sunday against the Yankees, is reinventing [...]

The Missing Links: Turn Off the Lights & This Cat Will Glow

Still Unnerving Forty-Four Years Later The photographs in the LIFE gallery on the RFK assassination are startling because they were taken only minutes or seconds before – or after – the horrible tragedy took place. Make sure to check out the accompanying text below the photos for more information on them. * Nerd DIY: The Papercraft Enigma Code Machine That’s [...]

6 Reasons People Gave Up Their Super Bowl Rings

Courtesy of SCP Auctions Former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor’s ring from Super Bowl XXV fetched $230,401 in an auction over the weekend. Over the years, several athletes and at least one owner have relinquished ownership of their championship bling for various reasons. Here are some examples. 1. Because a Little Girl Made You In 2008, New [...]

11 Athletes Who Had Their Own Cereals

Plenty of athletes have adorned boxes of Wheaties. But only the best can take it a step further and market a brand of cereal dedicated entirely to themselves. Several athletes have used a limited edition cereal line to raise money for their favorite charities or boost their profiles — here are 11 of the stars [...]