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Astronaut Charles Duke Left a Family Photo on the Moon

In 1972, Charles Duke spent nearly three days on the surface of the moon. Before he left, Duke placed a snapshot of his family on the ground and left it there. He also brought back the 26-pound rock known as Big Muley, the biggest moon rock ever brought to Earth. Link -via It’s Okay to Be [...]

17 Famous Actors in Tiny Background Parts

Before they were headlining movies and TV shows, these celebs were just like everyone else trying to make it in Hollywood: thrilled to call home to report that the “Flight Attendant #3” role was totally in the bag. Check out a few of today’s big names back when they were cast as no-names. 1. Jason Segel [...]

Monster Mash

Jason Edmiston, who brought us Monsters of Rock, took the “big four” classic movie monsters and mashed them up in one artwork! Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, the Wolf Man, and the Mummy are all here. The limited edition monster mashup prints are available at Edmiston’s Etsy shop. Link -via Boing Boing

The Missing Links: Grand Theft Space Shuttle

Selling Your Body To Science – While You’re Still Living Getty Images Writer and 30 Rock cast member John Lutz (he’s the one on the left) has done just that, and is writing a book about his experience. * In the Land Before Color Photography… Everyone was super weird and creepy. * Have A Laugh At Laughter’s Expense The [...]

27 Cowboy Slang Terms for Things You Eat and Drink

Getty Images If your bread wallet is empty and you need to line the flue, knight the ribbons and mosey to a beanery. Your cookie-pusher will know what you mean when you order any of these 27 cowboy food and drink items. 1. Bear Sign: Doughnuts * 2. Overland trout: Bacon * 3. Blue John: Skimmed milk [...]

27 Cowboy Slang Terms for Food and Drinks

Getty Images If your bread wallet is empty and you need to line the flue, knight the ribbons and mosey to a beanery. Your cookie-pusher will know what you mean when you order any of these 28 cowboy food and drink items. 1. Bear Sign: Doughnuts * 2. Overland trout: Bacon * 3. Blue John: Skimmed milk [...]

The Missing Links: Building a Helicopter Out of Trash

The Original Sin City Las Vegas from way before the Strip. (While these pictures are fine, other parts of this site may be NSFW.) * Parachuting Off the Eiffel Tower Has Always Been A Bad Idea It is today. And it definitely was in 1912. * The Game of Kings. Slimy, Cheating Kings. Apparently, cheating at chess is [...]

Rock Paper Scissors

(YouTube link) If world leaders could just play Rock, Paper, Scissors to solve their disputes, the world would be a better place. They’re already doing it, just not so as we’d notice.  -via The Daily What

Kid Discovers $65,000 Whale Poop

Ambergris used to be used in all sorts of things: perfume, magic potions, cigarettes. It’s even rumored to be an aphrodisiac, albeit an expensive one. That’s because ambergris is only produced in the intestinal tracts of whales, and getting your hands on it can be difficult. But one lucky(?) kid stumbled across a small fortune’s [...]

19 Videos That Make Learning Fun

Labor Day generally marks the end of summer and the start of a new school. These fun educational videos for all ages should ease the sting of returning to school and help make studying more enjoyable. History “Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage” by Soomo Publishing This might be our favorite: a fantastic, well-produced women’s suffrage parody of Lady [...]