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11 Things You May Not Know About John Lennon

Getty Images John Lennon was the leader and founding member of The Beatles. Let’s take a look at a few facts you might not have known about him. 1. He was a choir boy and a Boy Scout. Yes, John Lennon, the great rock ‘n’ roll rebel and iconoclast, was once a choir boy and a Boy Scout. John [...]

The Day John Lennon Met Paul McCartney

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. The actual genesis of The Beatles is a bit nebulous and could be argued. However, most Beatles historians cite the date of July 6, 1957 as the official beginning of The Beatles. John Lennon, a Liverpool guitar player [...]

Tour the Underground Missile Silo Home

You’ve probably seen the ad for this underground missile base in New York state that’s been on the market for some time. Now you have a chance to take a virtual tour! Scout from Scouting New York went to the site and the owners were gracious enough to let him look around and take plenty [...]

Girl Scouts Fight for Their Right to Pee Outdoors

If you’re in Ohio and can’t live without Thin Mints, you’d better give the Ohio Girl Scout Council a call and demand they leave their existing camping sites open to the troops. Otherwise, you may very well be subject to a shortage of Samoas. That’s because a number of troops in the state are planning to [...]

The Historical Gift Guide: 15 of the Greatest Gifts in the History of Presents

Do you have a pal who always leaves you scratching your head when it comes to gifts? Perhaps something in our Historical Gift Guide will sound like the perfect present for the person in your life who has everything—everything except a 69-carat diamond, an eagle made of beer can tabs, and fire. 1. For Friends Abroad: [...]

11 Visual Clichés You Never See in Real Life

A Christmas tree on the lot with a wooden X-stand affixed to the bottom. Armored car guards loading sacks marked with giant dollar signs. There are some things that, it seems, are stereotypical images constantly used in movies, comic strips, and on TV, but just never happen in real life. For example, have you ever [...]

Visiting Soon-to-be Closed Post Offices in the United States

As the death march of the United States Postal Service continues, Evan Kalish of Going Postal blog is doing his best to visit and document the post offices that are slated [...]

The Most Popular Girl Scout Cookies Around

Wired recently released this great chart of the most popular flavors of Girl Scout cookies and while it’s interesting and looks great, more than anything else, it just makes me want some Samoas. Is your favorite in the top 5 or in the “other varieties” section? Link Via Laughing Squid

Five Goofy Star Wars Re-Cuts

Need a way to nerd your way through the workday? Enjoy these re-cut Star Wars videos (they’re all short) by YouTube master OneMinuteGalactica. They’re completely safe for work, except for the fact that you’re watching Star Wars videos at work. Warning: stupid but funny. Ben Kenobi Won’t Shut Up Obi Wan’s got a walkie talkie and he [...]

Girl Scouts Get Booted From Historic Corner

Selling cookies is a tough gig. You never know what curve ball the city is going to throw at you. If you don’t believe me just ask a Girl Scout. Girl Scouts in Georgia have been barred from selling cookies in front of founder Juliette Gordon Low’s childhood home. The Girl Scouts have been selling cookies [...]