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Thanks to Daylight Savings Time, Man Gets Ticketed for Two DUIs at the Same Time

At 1:08 AM last Sunday, a man in Urbana, Ohio was cited for drunk driving. Then, precisely one hour later at 1:08 AM, he was cited for the same offense: Exactly one hour later, while on patrol in the municipal parking lot off of the 100 block of Miami Street, Sgt. Reese saw the same vehicle [...]

Trivia Contest With Pat Kiernan Starts Now!

You may have heard that I’m teaming up with mental_floss and TrivWorks to put on The Ultimate Halloween Pop Culture Trivia Night at the Bell House on October 29. But we couldn’t wait to start in on the fun, so we’re holding an online trivia contest on mental_floss, right here, right now. Here’s how it works: [...]

Reese’s Pieces Shots

What if E.T. had been able to combine his two favorite Earth inventions–Reese’s Pieces and alcoholic beverages? He’d probably enjoy Jasmin Fine’s Reese’s Pieces Shots. She suggests soaking Reese’s Pieces in your favorite liquor for a few days. Then grind them in a food processor, add nonpareils to the edge of shot glasses and pour. Link [...]

25 Fun Size Facts About Classic Halloween Candy

Yesterday we took an impromptu field trip to a magical place called Economy Candy on the Lower East Side. The place was packed with people, candy, and nostalgia. (In addition to the goodies below, I bought three packs of 1987 Topps baseball cards.) Here are some fun facts about candy you’ve likely handled on past [...]

Krispy Kreme Donut S’Mores

(Video Link) Ingredients: 2 Krispy Kreme donuts, 1 huge marshmallow, and 1 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Nate Smith compared the joyful experience of biting into this wonder with the birth of his own son: I’m so happy!…This is similar to how it feels when I had my son…This is the greatest thing in the world. He’s not modest. [...]

11 Items in Van Halen’s Contract Rider (Including No Brown M&Ms)

Van Halen is back! Featuring David Lee Roth and three Van Halen brothers, the band has reunited for a North American tour, and their new record was released just three days ago. So I thought I’d take a look back at the band’s infamous early-1980s tour rider*, the document that specified no brown [...]

16 Sequels Nobody Has Ever Heard Of

OK, maybe some of you are familiar with some of these. But how many of these questionable sequels have you actually seen? 1. Ace Ventura, Jr. Josh Flitter played Ace Ventura, Jr. in this 2009 spin-off of the original series that starred Jim Carrey. While Carrey isn’t in this film, he and Flitter do share one movie [...]

Bake It in a Cake

We often post about inventive cakes and cupcakes, especially those made with other delicious foods inside, such as Oreos and Cadbury Creme Eggs. Now it’s no longer necessary to scrounge around for such confections. Thanks to the specializing tendency of the Internet, there’s a blog devoted entirely to baking foods inside cakes and cupcakes. Pictured [...]

My Week of Eating Nothing But Candy

Robb Posch undertook an experiment in which he ate nothing but candy for a week. Oh, the things we do in the name of science! …or blogging, as the case may be. Since I am apparently going to eat peanut butter candy every day, I went with Reese’s Peanut Butter Bells. Then after snacking on Nestle [...]

The Quick 10: The 10 Best Halloween Candies

Do you guys think it’s wrong to dress my four-month-old up and go trick-or-treating this year? Even if she has a really sweet costume? (We’re thinking about dressing her up as Uncle Fester to take advantage of her semi-bald state.) Alas, we’ll probably continue being the ones handing out the candy this year instead of [...]