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Why Won’t Team USA Dip the Flag at the Opening Ceremonies?

Getty Images For the last 100 years, the Olympic spirit has come with an asterisk for the United States. It’s not doping. It’s not underage gymnasts. In fact, if you’re not looking closely, you’ll miss it at the Opening Ceremonies: the United States will be the only country that refuses to dip its flag when passing [...]

Quick, R2, to the Droid Poles!

Suddenly, my respect for C3P0 has greatly increased. Well, I guess his normal manner is the perfect cover for his secret identity as the Coppered Crusader. via Comics Alliance | Image: Adam Carlson

Drive-Thru Viewing of the Dead

Need to pay your respect to the dearly departed, but in a big hurry? That’s not a problem in this Compton Funeral Home: it has a drive-thru viewing of the dead. Visitors are greeted by a huge red-lettered sign above the entrance of the stone building on East Palmer Street. In the reception lounge, gold chandeliers [...]

Fainting Goat Kittens

Charlie and Spike are two very cute kittens that are normal in all respect, except when they hear a sudden noise: at the slightest sound, the kittens respond by collapsing and falling into a rigid paralysis which lasts about a minute before they return to normal. This condition has hardly ever before been diagnosed in a [...]