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MythBuster Adam Savage Isn’t Done with the Dodo

MythBuster Adam Savage’s obsession with the dodo is well-documented, thanks to a TED talk he gave about his methodical recreation of the extinct bird’s skeleton—not an easy task, since no complete specimens of dodo skeletons exist. Today, in a video posted on Tested, he revealed that he’s not done with the dodo yet. Not long after Savage [...]

Election Day in the USA

The first election results are in, from tiny Dixville Notch, New Hampshire. The village is famous for opening its polling place at midnight on Election Day and voting -and reporting the results immediately. This morning, ten citizens cast their vote, and in the presidential race, there was a tie: five votes each for President Obama [...]

Presidential Play-Doh Project

Ian Williams of the Rhode Island School of Design, has been named Hasbro’s “Official Play-Doh Artist of the Year.” Williams won the competition by sculpting likenesses of President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney completely of Play-Doh! He wins a $5,000 tuition prize for his efforts, and will provide more artwork to be showcased by [...]

6 Memorable Letters From Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong is remembered as both a “reluctant American hero” and “the spiritual repository of spacefaring dreams.” He was man of few words, but those he chose to share were significant and occasionally, tongue-in-cheek. Here are some notable letters and notes written by the first man on the moon. 1. Its true beauty, however, was [...]

Obama Does One Direction

(YouTube link) President Obama sings “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction. Oh, he didn’t mean to, but the words are all his. This was edited by Fadi Saleh, who talks about how he does it at The Daily Dot. Link -via The Daily What

30 Famous People With Law Degrees

Law degree image via Shutterstock Second-guessing your career choice? You’re not alone. Even people who put themselves through many extra years of schooling sometimes end up changing their minds. That’s the case with many of these people, who ditched their law degrees in favor of other pursuits — quite successful ones at that. Authors 1. Washington Irving. The [...]

11 Countries Where Same-Sex Marriage is Legal

© Kimberly White/Corbis On Tuesday, North Carolina voted to amend their constitution making gay marriage illegal. In response, on Wednesday President Obama came out in support of same-sex marriage. It will probably be a long time before anything is decided here. But eleven other countries have already legalized gay marriage. Here are their stories. 1. The Netherlands In [...]

10 Celebs doing the Vulcan salute

President Obama made news this week flashing the Vulvan salute with Nichelle Nichols. Here are a bunch of other famous folk doing the same. Pharrell Philip J. Fry Heidi Klum, Hayden Panettiere, Simon Pegg and Karl Urban, Tori Spelling, and Christian Slater, well, not quite Christian. Carl Kassell George Takei better know how to do one!

Navy SEALS

Want to look at a bunch of pictures of Navy SEALS in training? In a world where enemies who agree to wear black hats are hard to come by, the military and President Obama have begun to lean on the highly trained, whip-smart services of elite Special Forces units. While other budgets are shrinking, funding for [...]

Can America Make the iPhone? (Hint: It’s Not About The Labor Cost)

Back in February, President Obama surprised Steve Jobs with a question of what it would take to make the iPhones in the United States, rather than China. Jobs replied that the iPhone could never be made [...]