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The Meanest Towns in the West

The following is an article from the book History’s Lists from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader. From the archives of the Old West, we’ve culled a list of the most notorious places on the frontier. Here’s our countdown of the baddest of the bad, meanest of the mean, Wild West towns. Some historians say that the Wild West [...]

The Language of Prairie Dogs

Whaaat? You didn’t know that prairie dogs have their own language? (Cue Dramatic Prairie Dog clip) Professor Con Slobodchikoff of Nothern Arizona University spent 30 years studying “prairiedogese” and cracked the secret of how prairie dogs communicate with each other: During his analysis, Slobodchikoff noticed something: Even though the human call was consistently different from the other [...]

Dramatic Chipmunk Messenger Bag

Remember the Dramatic Chipmunk Internet meme? Well, I don’t know what took so long, but the chipmunk (or prairie dog if you want to be technical about it) has made a come back of sorts. Behold the Dramatic Chipmunk Messenger Bag, made from thick faux canvas, with adjustable nylon strap. From the Neatorama Shop: Link (At [...]