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The Banana Car

Redditor tkw97 spotted this engineering marvel in downtown Raleigh. What is it? It’s the Big Banana Car! Steve Braithwaite built this delicious custom car which, sadly, cannot be split in half and filled with ice cream. You can view more pictures and videos at the link. Link -via reddit

John Lennon Was a Crazy Cat Lady

John Lennon was crazy about cats. Over the years, he owned several, plus a few dogs. These are their stories. Elvis Growing up, Lennon had a cat named Elvis, who was owned by his beloved mother, Julia. Julia was worshiped by young John, and they were both crazy about Elvis Presley. The Lennons realized they had misnamed [...]

Tulsa Man Breaks Antiques Roadshow Record

This weekend, the Antiques Roadshow crew sent a Tulsa man home as a record-breaker and new retiree. Though his identity is being withheld, the most expensive item ever appraised in the show’s 16-year history, worth $1 – 1.5M, has been revealed as a set of five Chinese cups carved of rhinoceros horn. Before carrying them into [...]

Hi from Comic-Con!

Today I’m going to be signing copies of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children at San Diego’s Comic-Con, so if you happen to be one of the happy mutants that managed to snag a ticket, please stop by and say hello! I’ll be at the Quirk Books booth — number 1636 — from 2-3pm. Comic-Con [...]

8 Delightfully Geeky Wedding Proposals

While there’s nothing wrong with giving your gal a glass of champagne before getting down on one knee to propose, some people prefer to go a less traditional and more personalized route. Of course, if the potential bride and groom both happen to be a bit geeky, then it follows that a customized wedding proposal [...]

Why Do College Basketball Teams Cut Down the Nets?

© Wally McNamee/CORBIS The men’s NCAA Division I hoops championship game is tonight, and we can’t tell you whether UConn or Butler is going to win. We can predict two things, though. The winning team will cut down the nets. And CBS will show a highlight montage set to the song “One Shining Moment.” Let’s take [...]

Statues from Movies and TV

Detroit mayor Dave Bing reached out to citizens of the internet for suggestions for how to invigorate his city. One of the suggestions that came in yesterday was that Detroit should erect a statue of Robocop, from the 1987 film Robocop, which was set in Detroit. The mayor seemed to dismiss the idea out of [...]

4 Famous Hackers Who Got Caught

Just recently we were reminded how delicate our online ecosystem really is when the mysterious group Anonymous took down big websites like Visa, Mastercard, and PayPal because they refused to support WikiLeaks. Anonymous is the latest in the fascinating history of hackers who have had their way with supposedly secure computer systems. The big difference [...]

Remembering the People of Mayberry

The Andy Griffith Show (TAGS) premiered on television on October 3rd, 1960. That means Sunday will mark the show’s 50th anniversary! There are events scheduled all over the country (and on TV) to celebrate this milestone. In the series’ eight-year run, we got to know the residents of Mayberry as if they were our own [...]

Creative Light Writing Proposal

When Derick wanted to propose to his girlfriend Emily, he decided to do it in a big way. A really big way: by creating a light writing proposal that covered several blocks in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. It took Derick and his friends 3 nights of shooting and over 800 exposures to make the image. [...]