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Three White House Security Breaches (and Two Royal Run-Ins)

Last week’s security breach/assassination attempt at the White House was a shocker, but it’s hardly the first time it’s happened. Here are a few other times suspicious characters have gotten too close for comfort.   Michael Winter You can imagine the three-ring media circus that would spring up over a successful attempt to break into the White House [...]

World’s Most Expensive Ice Cream Planned for Royal Wedding

Colin Bleasdale, an ice cream maker in Lancashire, UK, hopes to be entered in the Guinness Book of World Records for an ice cream concoction that he is making for the upcoming British royal wedding: Mr Bleasdale, who teaches art at Larches House in Preston, said: “The ice cream will resemble a wedding posy that will [...]

Baby named after entire football team

Amanda and Stephen Preston decided to name their son after the names of an entire football team. The Burnley supporters decided to name their son Jens…

Ren & Stimpy Creator Sends Awesome Letter to Kid

Today, another awesome Letter of Note, this time from comic artist John Kricfalusi, best known for his work on Ren & Stimpy. Letters of Note writes: In 1998, aged just 14, aspiring young cartoonist Amir Avni decided to get in touch with the creator of Ren & Stimpy, John Kricfalusi. Being a hardcore fan of Kricfalusi’s [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Lesser-Known Celebrity Couples

I don’t know about you, but I’m super sick of tabloids combining the names of celeb couples to create a new word, like Brangelina (succinct, isn’t it?) and TomKat. Of course, these are some of the most well-known celebrity pairings. There are some out there that might surprise you – past and present. And if [...]

1000ft UFOs not ‘Chinese lanterns’

A man in Lancashire who reported seeing 1,000ft UFOs being followed by planes and helicopters in the skies above Preston has played down claims th…

The Quick 10: 10 “Fifth Beatles”

09.09.09: It’s Beatlemania all over again. At least, it is at my house. And to some degree, here on the _floss – we’ve covered Nine Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Beatles and Nine Women Who Inspired Beatles Songs. And now we bring you 10 people who have some sort of claim to the [...]