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Girl Scout Cookie Brownies

Having a hard time waiting for Girl Scout Cookies to come back out again? Well, this guide to mixing them with brownies won’t help, but it sure will be worth bookmarking when they go on sale again because these Thin Mint, Samoa and Tag-Along cookie brownies look like pure heaven. Link

How Did the Chicken Cross the Ocean?

At some point in the last few thousand years, someone in India or Southeast Asia decided to try catching one of the wild fowl than ran through the jungles and roosted up in the trees. We don’t know exactly what that person was intending, but the bird probably wasn’t destined to be stuffed and roasted or [...]

The Weird World of Country-Specific Web Domains

As the dot-com bubble reached its peak in 2000, Internet entrepreneurs faced a problem: every word in the dictionary had been registered as a dot-com domain name. So their bold new innovation was to register domains ending in something other than dot-com! Let’s take a look back at the stories of three [...]

There Will Be No Friday This Week In Samoa

Friday has been canceled in Samoa. The South Pacific nation is switching to a different time zone, which will put them on the other side of the International Date Line. People in Samoa (population 193,000) want to be closer time-wise to Australia, New Zealand, China and Tonga because they do so much more day-to-day business with [...]

Your Guide to Girl Scout Cookies

This original infographic at Buzzfeed explains why my kids sold Girl Scout cookies for years and never encountered a Tagalong or Samoa, yet people on the internet still claim those are their favorites. You’ll also get a good look at what cookies you can no longer buy from the Girl Scouts. Link

How Do Countries Choose Which Side They Drive On?

Chaos has descended this week on the tiny Pacific island of Samoa after government officials decided to force the entire nation to switch sides of the road on Monday. While Samoan officials insist there have been no accidents as a result of asking drivers to switch from driving on the right side of the road [...]

Why Don’t We All Drive on the Same Side of the Road?

Yesterday, the residents of Samoa began driving on the right side of the road instead of the left. This is the first major switch since the 1970s, when Ghana, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone made the change. Randy James of Time magazine has an article exploring how different nations came to use different sides of the [...]